Irwin Keyes, ‘House Of 1000 Corpses’ Star, Dies At 63
Irwin Keyes, veteran horror actor and star of House of 1000 Corpses, has died at the age of 63, it was announced on Wednesday, July 8.
RIP Irwin Keyes, Star Of House Of 1000 Corpses
Keyes suffered from acromegaly, a pituitary gland disorder, and reportedly spent some time in a treatment center recently fighting the disease. His niece, Rene Galarza, announced his death on Facebook.
“It’s with deep sympathy that I’m writing this post. Early this morning my family was informed that our beloved uncle, brother, teammate and friend, Irwin Keyes, has had his last curtain call. He is now an angel for us all and will be watching down. Our family wishes to thank all of you who have been a part of his life. He will be missed very much,” Galarza wrote.
Keyes’ House of 1000 Corpses director Rob Zombie honored the actor on Facebook, writing, “I have just heard the terrible news that our friend Irwin Keyes has passed away. Irwin was a cool guy and a big part of the House of 1000 Corpses family. He will be missed by us all.”
House of 1000 Corpses co-star Bill Moseley also offered his condolences.
Sad about “1000 Corpses” buddy Irwin Keyes. Ah, Ravelli, it’s the way you swung that hammer!
— Bill Moseley (@choptopmoseley) July 9, 2015
Born in New York, Keyes first began acting in the ‘70s and spent his career earning parts in films and television. He guest starred on a fair share of classics, such as The Jeffersons, Married with Children and, most recently, Pretty Little Liars. He is survived by his wife, Tracy Fontaine.