Multiple sources have now confirmed that long time horror actor Tom Towles has passed away. He was 65 years old. The news was first made public yesterday by Director and friend Rob Zombie who posted this on his Facebook page.

I just got word that our buddy Tom Towles has died. He was such a great guy and I am so grateful that we got to work together several times. He will be really missed.

Posted by Rob Zombie on Sunday, April 5, 2015

Towles was known for his acting roles in Rob Zombie’s House of 1,000 Corpses and The Devils Rejects as Lieutenant George Wydell, as well as multiple other film credits including roles in Tom Savini’s Night of the Living Dead remake from 1990 and as the character Otis in Henry: Portrait of a Serial Killer alongside Michael Rooker.

His enthusiasm and intensity for the characters he portrayed in his films will be forever unmatched. House By The Video Store sends our deepest condolences to Tom’s friends and family.
He will be greatly missed.
Tom Towles