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R.I.P. DAVID ALEXANDER HESS (1942-2011)

on October 8, 2011 | 6 Comments

I’m very sad to learn that DAVID HESS, best known for his role as the sociopathic Krug Stillo from Wes Craven’s LAST HOUSE ON THE LEFT (1972), passed away today at the age of 69.

In 2009, he dropped by the Rue Morgue Studio of Rape and Revenge for a really fun interview with director Lee Demarbre to promote their movie SMASH CUT (Easily one of my most favourite RUE MORGUE RADIO adventures to date). He was so vibrant, energetic and possessed such a deceptive, youthful appearance that I never stopped to ponder his age.

After the interview, I talked more with David about his work as an actor and was quite engaged by his colorful anecdotes, his insights into the world of acting and his larger than life, eccentric personality. We made tentative plans to do a more extensive interrogation on his film and music career at a later date but alas, it’ll have to wait until the afterlife (if I’m lucky enough to get sent to wherever they send guys like David Hess!)

So while I’m sad to say I didn’t get a chance to learn MORE about the man, I feel fortunate I got to learn as much as I did.

R.I.P. DAVID ALEXANDER HESS (1942-2011).

:- FDBK

p.s. Check back soon because I’m going to make the full interview with David and Lee available here on the Rue Morgue Blog in the coming week.

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Responses to R.I.P. DAVID ALEXANDER HESS (1942-2011)

  1. Mike Tank says:

    I remember that show well. A really fun segment, thanks to David’s energy and humor. He’ll be missed.

  2. FEEDBACK says:

    I think we ran the interview in two parts – so I’ll dig up the edited version and then see if a bunch of stuff never made it that could go into a longer version. If that’s the case, I’ll fashion it into one of the episodes of the podcasts….

  3. The Gore-met says:

    Sad news. Never got to meet the man but would have liked to.

  4. Trevor says:

    Very sad news indeed. Also, am I the only one whose heart jumped upon first glance of that headline?! R.I.P. David Alexander…nearly made me fall off the frickin’ couch! You just had to be all formal, Feedback…

  5. Feedback says:

    Sorry…didn’t mean to tantalize you with an early promotion.

  6. julius ferencz says:

    alex was the best one of the greatest underated actors ever

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