It’s a sad day for fans of horror films, after actor Tom Towles passed away at the age of 65.
The cause of Towles’ death has not yet been released, but his passing was announced by director Rob Zombie.
The actor’s most memorable role might be the disturbing but interesting “Henry: Portrait of a Serial Killer”.
The 1986 film was based on the true life serial killer, Henry Lee Lucas. Tom played Otis, the roommate and friend of Henry (played by Michael Rooker).
Rob Zombie announced Towles’ death today, writing, “I just got word that our buddy Tom Towles has died. He was such a great guy and I am so grateful that we got to work together several times. He will be really missed.”
Tom also had roles on 2006’s Miami Vice, as Coleman as the leader of the Miami Aryan Brotherhood. The actor has also made appearences on “L.A. Law,” “ER,” “NYPD Blue” and “Star Trek: Deep Space.”
He started his acting career after serving in the Marine Corps.
Interview with Tom Towles (NSFW for Offensive language):
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