Angus Scrimm, who is best known for having played the Tall Man in the Phantasm horror movies, died earlier tonight. Scrimm was 89 years old at the time of his death.
The news of Scrimm’s passing was first shared by Phantasm director Don Coscarelli on Twitter. Coscarelli wrote, “Phantasm’s Angus Scrimm passed away peacefully tonight surrounded by his friends and loved ones. Angus’s performance as the Tall Man is a towering achievement in horror film history. He was the last of the classic horror movie stars. Angus was a terrific actor and an even better friend. He will be missed. #heartbroken.”
On IMDB, Scrimm has over 50 acting credits to his name, having played a number of character pieces in a variety of films and TV shows. In addition to the Phantasm franchise, Scrimm was also well-known for playing Calvin McCullough on the Alias television series.