Glenn Shadix, 1952 – 2010
Actor Glenn Shadix has passed away at the age of 58. The cause of death has not been announced, but Mr. Shadix’s sister stated that he appeared to have struck his head after falling in the kitchen. Shadix’s best-known role was probably as the uppity interior designer Otho in Tim Burton’s Beetlejuice, and he also appeared in movies such as Heathers and Demolition Man, as well as guest-starring on TV series like Cheers, The Golden Girls, and Seinfeld. Shadix also had lengthy voice-acting credits, starting with his role as the Mayor in The Nightmare Before Christmas; additional roles included Lonnie the Shark in The Mask, Tso Lan in The Jackie Chan Adventures, and Monsieur Mallah in Teen Titans.
The family has requested that in lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made in Shadix’s name to the Theatre Department of the Alabama School of Fine Arts, 1800 8th Avenue, Birmingham, AL 35203.