‘Evil Dead 2’ Actor Danny Hicks Dies At 68
Actor Danny Hicks passed away at age 68 after a battle with cancer.
His PR firm made the announcement on Facebook, writing, “Danny passed away at his home in CA. We love you Danny, rest easy my friend. No more pain.”
Danny passed away at his home in CA. We love you Danny, rest easy my friend. 🙁 No more pain.
Hicks had revealed that he had been diagnosed with stage 4 cancer earlier this month. He issued a statement that said, “To all of the people that I never got to meet, and the 6,018 die hard fans that enjoyed my work. I have some bad news. I have been diagnosed with stage 4 cancer. I have approximately 1 to 3 years to live. But I gotta tell ya, I sure as hell packed a whole bunch of living into my 68 years. I got no change coming back that’s for sure. And not too many regrets. Ok, gotta go.”
A GoFundMe page was set up in order to pay for Hick’s medical bills, and the money raised was more than double what was originally asked for. In addition to this, Hicks’ friends had been posting on a Full Empire Promotions webpage in order to update fans on what was happening.
The webpage reads, “It is with sad news that one of the most iconic, lovable, misfit family members are battling real life horror, and needs the horror community and horror con family to bond together to help with medical bills. You may know him as “Jake”, the likeable redneck from EVIL DEAD 2, “Bill Roberts” – the store owner who would KILL to keep his store open in INTRUDER, “Skip” from DARKMAN, or as I know him – my loving friend and client, Danny Hicks. Whether you admire Danny on screen, were lucky enough to meet him in person at a convention, or just talked to him on social media – we can all agree that Danny is one of the most humble, down to earth, funny, talented, and generous people you will ever meet. He always gives 100% to his fans and friends, on screen and off screen. Now, I am kindly asking that we return that favor and help Danny and his family get through some tough times.”
On June 16, Dominic Mancini gave an update that revealed that Hicks was not sleeping or eating because of the immense amount of pain he was in. Mancini wrote, “I could not keep him on the phone longer than 3 or 4 minutes.” Soon after this update was given, Hicks fell and was admitted to the ER.
Hicks is known for his roles in director Sam Raimi’s movies. He appeared in Evil Dead 2, Darkman and Spider-Man 2.