Horror Movie Star Tom Towles Dead At 65: Star Of House Of 1000 Corpses (VIDEOS)

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Henry: Portrait of a Serial Killer star Tom Towles death

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”.

Tom Towles as Otis in 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).

Towles also starred as Harry Cooper in the remake of “Night of the Living Dead”:

Horror fans may recognize the actor from his role as Lieutenant George Wydell in Rob Zombie’s 2003 film House Of 1000 Corpses.

Tom reprised his character in the 2005 sequel, The Devil’s Rejects.

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.”

Rob Zombie announces death of Tom Towles

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):

The actor’s cause of death has not yet been confirmed. R.I.P.

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