Its with great sadness this morning that we have to report the passing of Angus Scrimm, the legendary horror actor who was famous for his portrayal as the Tall Man in the Phantasm Films.
EW announced the sad news this morning.
“Angus Scrimm passed away peacefully tonight surrounded by his friends and loved one,” director Don Coscarelli wrote in an e-mail to EW. “[His] performance as the Tall Man is a towering achievement in horror film history. He was the last in a long line of classic horror movie stars. He was a terrific actor and an even better friend. He will be missed.”
Ironically and quite fitting, Scrimm will appear in the fifth Phantasm film later in the year and JJ Abrams who cast Scrimm in his hit TV Show Alias a few years back, is currently planning a 4K restoration of the original Phantasm.
You will be sadly missed Angus Scrimm!