ByJancy Richardson, writer at
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Jancy Richardson

Sad news for movie fans today: veteran actor Irwin Keyes has passed away.

In his wide-spanning career, Keyes featured in movies as diverse as The Flinstones in Viva Rock Vegas to the Coen Brothers' Intolerable Cruelty, and more recently, Rob Zombie's bloody grindhouse entry, House of 1000 Corpses.

Fans learned of Keyes' passing from his niece, Rene Galarza, who posted the following to her uncle's Facebook page:

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.

Here's the great man in action alongside Captain Spaulding in Rob Zombie's House of 1000 Corpses.

Source: Facebook, Youtube


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