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Jan 10 2016
PHANTASM's The Tall Man, Angus Scrimm, Dies @ 89 Comments (0)

The_Tall_ManAugust 19, 1926—January 9, 2016

Angus Scrimm, noted for his terrifying performance as The Tall Man in the Phantasm films (1979, 1988, 1994 and 2016's Phantasm: Ravager) has died at the age of 89.

Scrimm's Phantasm director, Don Coscarelli, wrote to EW:

Angus Scrimm passed away peacefully tonight surrounded by his friends and loved one. [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.

A restored version of the original Phantasm film, overseen by J.J. Abrams, is nearing release.