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Beetlejuice actor Shadix dead at 58

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Sep 08, 2010 | 5:00am EDT

The wheelchair-bound 58 year old, who played decorator Otho in Tim Burton's hit film, banged his head in the fall - and that killed him, according to his sister Susan Gagne.

In a statement she says, "He was having mobility problems, and he was in a wheelchair. It looks like he fell and hit his head in the kitchen, and that's the cause of death."

Shadix was a regular in Burton films - he was among the cast of Planet of the Apes and voiced The Mayor in The Nightmare Before Christmas.

He retired from acting in 2006.

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