Earlier today Danny Hicks’ personal appearance firm, Full Empire Promotions announced that the actor had passed away at his home in California. Hicks was a frequent face in genre films throughout the years having worked with Sam Raimi on numerous occasions. The horror-stalwart appeared in Evil Dead II, Maniac Cop, Intruder, Darkman, Wishmaster and My Name is Bruce.
Just a few short weeks ago Hicks revealed on his Facebook page that he was battling stage-4 cancer and the doctors told him he had between one and three years left to live.
“To all of the people that I never got to meet, and the 6,018 die hard fans that enjoyed my work. I have some bad news. I have been diagnosed with stage 4 cancer. I have approximately 1 to 3 years to live. But I gotta tell ya, I sure as hell packed a whole bunch of living into my 68 years. I got no change coming back that’s for sure. And not too many regrets. Ok, gotta go. I’m gunna find out just what in the hell is going on down in that fruit cellar.”
The cellar, of course, is a reference to The Evil Dead II, which was Hicks’ first role in 1987
We here at Horror News Network send our sincere condolences to Danny’s friends and family.