It is with much sadness we have read that actress Karen Black passed away today, after a long battle with cancer.
Karen is known amongst Rob Zombie film fans as the original Mama Firefly. Says Rob “I just heard our friend Karen Black has passed away. She was a very special lady and I was very fortunate to have been able to work with her on my first film House of 1000 Corpses. She was a one-of-a-kind actress and will be very, very missed.”
Please join us in sending our sincere condolences to Karens family. Karen was a phenomenal actress and will be greatly missed.
Actress Karen Black, whom House of 1000 Corpses fans will be familiar with for her role as Mama Firefly, has launched a crowd-funding campaign to get much needed medical treatment to fight ampullary cancer. First diagnosed in 2010, Black was informed the cancer had come back, after a brief respite, in June 2012. The disease has left her very ill and her medical expenses have dried up her savings. Rob Zombie, Sheri Moon Zombie and Bill Moseley are among her friends who are supporting this. To donate: http://www.gofundme.com/2b7alc To find out more about the fund, with a message from her husband Stephen Eckelberry please (more…)