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'Planet of the Apes' Actor Glenn Shadix Died

September 8, 2010 (7:24 am) GMT
The 58-year-old star who was also featured in 'Beetlejuice' passed away after he fell and hit his head in the kitchen.
'Planet of the Apes' Actor Glenn Shadix Died

"Beetlejuice" star Glenn Shadix has died following a fall at his home in Birmingham, Alabama. The wheelchair-bound 58 year old, who played decorator Otho in Tim Burton's hit film, banged his head in the fall - and that killed him, according to his sister Susan Gagne.

In a statement she says, "He was having mobility problems, and he was in a wheelchair. It looks like he fell and hit his head in the kitchen, and that's the cause of death." However, Shadix's personal manager Juliet Green says that the cause of his death is still unknown.

Shadix was a regular in Burton films - he was among the cast of "Planet of the Apes" and voiced The Mayor in "". He retired from acting in 2006.

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