Richard Lynch, a regular face in horror and science fiction has died at age 76, his spokesman said Wednesday.
Lynch’s body was found by actress Carol Vogel, Baronas said. After not hearing from Lynch for several days, she stopped by his home Tuesday to find the door ajar.
“When she entered, she discovered him lying on the kitchen floor. She proceeded to call 911 although his body was cold and lifeless,” Baronas said.
“From what I currently understand, no investigation into the cause of his death will be made as his body was sent directly to a funeral home,” he said.
Lynch, who was born in New York in 1936, was consolidated as an actor playing villainous characters in films like ‘The Scarecrow’ (1973), ‘Little Nikita’ (1988) and the 2007 version of the horror film ‘Halloween’ directed by Rob Zombie.
Lynch also appeared in numerous television series in his career spanning five decades, among which are some of science fiction classics such as ‘Battlestar Galactica’.
Lynch’s face was marked permanently in 1967 after he set himself on fire while taking LSD, something he openly spoke in the documentary ‘LSD: The Trip to Where?’.
Hi final role was in Rob Zombie’s, ‘The Lords of Salem’, which hits theaters later this year.
“I woke up this morning to the news that our friend Richard Lynch has passed away,” Zombie posted Wednesday on Facebook. “Richard was great to work with and really gave it his all. I will never forget the way he scared the **** out of the kid actors in ‘Halloween.’”