In Memory Of Sid

"You and your artwork are hot shit!" - Sid Haig

Sidney Eddie Mosesian Haig

July 14, 1939  -  September 21, 2019

When I heard the news that Sid was no longer with us my heart broke, I began to shake and the tears felt like they would never stop falling. Finding the right words to say how special he was to me is hard because he brought so much light into my world. But I wanted to do this tribute page for him because what started as a funny “well shit the bed” fan girl moment in 2004 (photo above) bloomed into a 15 year friendship filled with memories I never would’ve expected. And that was all because he accepted me into his world.

 

He always believed in my talents and inspired me to keep doing what I love. He gave me advice about life, my health and the ways of the world. He was so gifted and so wise and whenever my husband and I met up with him we would just take in all of his knowledge and words as if it were sacred....because they were. When we were together it felt like time did not pass. We would catch up like old friends over dinner or at conventions and I would literally say goodbye feeling like my soul had been uplifted. Being with him left you hoping that the next time would be sooner than later because he was that beam of light you needed in your life that you wish you had more of.

Not seeing each other face to face regularly didn't stop him from writing or keeping in touch when we were miles apart and when I was going through my multiple serious and scary surgeries he made sure to let me know I was in his thoughts and would check to see how I was doing. The first time he saw me after years of not seeing him due to my recovery he made it be known that I was missed and had a huge hug waiting for me. There was never a time involving Sid that didn't make me feel special. He just had that way of making you feel loved. I can honestly say he filled a void in my life.

When my Uncle also passed away unexpectedly earlier this year and I was having a very difficult time dealing with it Sid sent me these words which now when I think of losing him as well they bring me comfort and inspired me to make this page for him.... 


"Suzie and I are so sorry to hear of your loss. He may not be in body anymore, but as long as you and all who love him remember him, he's never gone. Love from both of us & a gently hug from Yoda" - Sid

So Sid wherever you are in this universe shining down on us I want to thank you again... for everything. You were a rare gem and there will never be another one like you in this world. I am honored to have known you the way that I did. The impact you had on my life I will forever be grateful for you. Every moment we shared I will always hold on to and cherish. Your words of wisdom I will never forget and will take them with me through out the rest of my days. May your remarkable and beautiful soul forever be at peace.

Sid 2017 Days Of The Dead Chicago (2)
Sid 2017 Days Of The Dead Chicago (2)
2004 Flashback Weekend Chicago
2004 Flashback Weekend Chicago

The first time I met Sid in 2004 at Flashback Weekend Chicago. The beginning of our "Shit The Bed" inside joke and my forum name on his website. After meeting me he emailed me to tell me that me and my art were hot shit.

2005 Flashback Weekend Chicago
2005 Flashback Weekend Chicago

Reunited with Sid at Flashback Weekend 2005. He had a head cold and was still out meeting and greeting with his fans.The minute he saw me he said "Well Shit The Bed!" ha ha

2007 Sid With My Art Print
2007 Sid With My Art Print

Sid emailed me this photo of him holding up the art print I gifted him at Flashback Weekend the year before

2006 Sid's Surprise Birthday Party
2006 Sid's Surprise Birthday Party

Celebrating with Sid at his surprise birthday party that Suzie through for him at Flashback Weekend

2006 Sid's Surprise Birthday Party
2006 Sid's Surprise Birthday Party

Suzie asked me to bring Sid's Birthday cake and we delivered. Along with cookies!

2006 Sid's Surprise Birthday Party
2006 Sid's Surprise Birthday Party

Celebrating with Suzie at Sid's Birthday party at Flashback Weekend

2006 Flashback Weekend
2006 Flashback Weekend

And most of all...

2006 Flashback Weekend
2006 Flashback Weekend

Frank with Sid and Ken Foree.. brothers from another mother at Flashback Weekend

Chicken Shack Cheerleaders (1)
Chicken Shack Cheerleaders (1)

Proud to be a Chicken Shack Cheerleader on the old Sid Haig website.

Chicken Shack Cheerleaders
Chicken Shack Cheerleaders

Proud to be a Chicken Shack Cheerleader on the old Sid Haig website.

2006 Flashback Weekend
2006 Flashback Weekend

Chicken Shack Cheerleaders at Flashback Weekend. Me, Suzie and Sid

Nicole Special Necklace From Sid
Nicole Special Necklace From Sid

My very special.. "It's a Nicole Special" necklace from Sid

2007 Sid & Suzie Wedding Portrait
2007 Sid & Suzie Wedding Portrait

The portrait I drew and gifted to Sid and Suzie for their wedding

2008 Fangoria
2008 Fangoria

Sid pretending he had no idea how I got behind his table for a photo at Fangoria Con

2010 Horrorhound Weekend Indy
2010 Horrorhound Weekend Indy

Traveled to Indy to see Sid at Horrorhound Weekend

2011 Flashback Weekend
2011 Flashback Weekend

Sid returns to Flashback Weekend

2011 Flashback Weekend
2011 Flashback Weekend

When I walked in the room for this photo op and saw him in his Spaulding costume I literally jumped for joy and ran over to him. This became our Christmas card that year.

2014 Days Of The Dead Chicago
2014 Days Of The Dead Chicago

Reunited with Sid after being M.I.A due to all of my scary surgeries. He saw me in the hall, got a huge smile on his face and said "You're out amongst the people!!" and gave me a big hug!

2016 Days Of The Dead
2016 Days Of The Dead

Traveled to Indy to see Sid again

Halloween 2016 Lady Spaulding
Halloween 2016 Lady Spaulding

My Lady Spaulding costume was complete thanks to the Hot Dog Shirt that Sid and Suzie sent me

Halloween 2016 Sid Shirt
Halloween 2016 Sid Shirt

My Lady Spaulding costume complete with the Hot Dog Shirt that Sid and Suzie sent me

Halloween 2016 Lady Spaulding
Halloween 2016 Lady Spaulding

My Lady Spaulding costume was complete thanks to the Hot Dog Shirt that Sid and Suzie sent me

Halloween 2016 Button From Sid
Halloween 2016 Button From Sid

My Lady Spaulding costume complete with the button Sid gave me

2017 Chicago Tattoo Con
2017 Chicago Tattoo Con

Dave Togtman of Black Devil Tattoo tattooing my Captain Spaulding skull on my calf at the Chicago Tattoo Con

2017 Chicago Tattoo Con
2017 Chicago Tattoo Con

My fresh and bloody finished Captain Spaulding Skull - Reject For Life tattoo that Dave Togtman of Black Devil Tattoo did on my calf at the Chicago Tattoo Con. He brought my idea to life and Sid's reaction was "That is so fucking cool!"

2017 Shit The Bed Split Face Sid
2017 Shit The Bed Split Face Sid

The portrait I drew for Sid in 2017 as a gift for his birthday. I called it Shit The Bed because of our ongoing joke from the first day we met. Half represents Spaulding the character that connected us and the other side is Sid as his wonderful handsome amazing self. One of the most meaningful portraits I have done to date.

2017 Days Of The Dead Indy
2017 Days Of The Dead Indy

Traveled to Indy to have dinner and drinks with Sid and give him my art piece that I made for him for his birthday.

2017 Days Of The Dead Chicago
2017 Days Of The Dead Chicago

Such a blessing to see and catch up with Sid 2 times in one year.

2017 Days Of The Dead Chicago
2017 Days Of The Dead Chicago

Gifted Sid some shirts for him and Suzie. Always supporting my talent he held them up to the crowd and showed them to everyone and pointed at me.

2018 Flashback Weekend
2018 Flashback Weekend

Supporting Sid's new movie High On The Hog at Flashback Weekend with Tony Walsh

2019 Horrorhound Weekend Indy
2019 Horrorhound Weekend Indy

Visting Kevin Lockhart at Horrorhound Weekend. We took this photo to share with Sid that we were together rooting for a speedy recovery when he was in ICU

2019 Days Of The Dead Chicago
2019 Days Of The Dead Chicago

The first con without Sid with us. We were reunited with Kevin Lockhart and Ben Lewandowski who let us take this photo with Sid's High On The Hog prop before being interviewed for the Sid Haig Documentary.

2019 Days Of The Dead Chicago
2019 Days Of The Dead Chicago

Sid was going to renew our vows at this convention and we were going to re-exchange the keys to our heart that we exchanged on our wedding day. 10 years of marriage for us and 15 years of friendship with Sid. We brought them with in hopes to find a place to take a photo of them in tribute to Sid and this could not have been more perfect thanks to the High On The Hog Crew!

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