'Beetlejuice' actor dies at 58

Glenn Shadix best remembered as a pretentious designer

Actor Glenn Shadix, perhaps best remembered for his portrayal of a portly, pretentious designer in the comedy “Beetlejuice,” died Sept. 7 at his home in Birmingham, Ala. He was 58.

The actor’s sister, Susan Gagne, told the Birmingham News he had been using a wheelchair to get around and he appeared to have fallen in his kitchen and hit his head.

The actor’s website says a memorial will be held Saturday in Birmingham.

The Alabama native starred in the 1988 Tim Burton film as a droll interior designer who dabbled in voodoo. He also was a voice actor in Burton’s “The Nightmare Before Christmas” and appeared in dozens of TV shows and films since the early 1980s.
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