Chris Gauthier–Actor in ‘Freddy vs. Jason’ Dies

by Rob Caprilozzi

We have sad news to report today as Freddy vs Jason actor Chris Gauthier has passed away at the age of 48, according to a report on Variety.

Gauthier played the role of Shack in the film a teenager who torments Charlie by holding in down and forcing him to drink insane amounts of alcohol. Shortly thereafter, Shack runs into Jason Voorhees. After Shack and his buddy throw alcohol on Jason and set him ablaze, they turn tail and run. As Shack runs Jason hurls his machete at Shack as it goes right through his chest.

In addition to his role in Freddy vs Jason, he appeared in many other films including Watchmen, The Traveler, Stargate: The Ark of Truth, The Butterfly Effect 2, and more. On the small screen he appeared in Eureka, Smallville, and Supernatural.

Gauthier is survived by his wife and kids. The staff at Horror News Network sends our deepest condolences to his family and friends.

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