TAMPA, Fla., April 6 (UPI) -- The horror film community is mourning the loss of actor, Tom Towles, 65, who died Sunday at a hospital near Tampa, Fla.
After Director Rob Zombie announced the passing of Towles on Facebook, director Stuart Gordon later tweeted that his death was caused by a 'massive stroke'.
The Prince of Madness is no more: #TomTowles, brilliant actor and old friend, struck down by a massive stroke. There was no one like him.— Stuart Gordon (@OfficialSGordon) April 6, 2015
The Chicago-born actor played in variety of films and television shows through out his acting career.
Some of his most notable film characters were Harry Cooper from Night of the Living Dead, Larry from Halloween and George Wydel in House of 1000 Corpses. He also had guest roles in Seinfeld, NYPD Blue, L.A. Law, ER, and Star Trek.