R.I.P. David Hess

Chris Savage

Last House on the LeftThis comes as a complete shock to me as I’m sure it will with most of you. David Hess, an absolute icon in the genre and someone who portrayed a character known as “Krug” in Wes Craven’s Last House On The Left has always left a withstanding impression upon me. His character truly scared me to the bone as with all his characters he portrayed.

It comes with sadness that we report that David Hess has passed away in which the news comes from his official Facebook page when his children recently updated his status with this tragic news.

“It is with great sadness that we have said our last goodbyes to our beloved dad and friend to all. David passed away peacefully last night. The Mad Hessian lives on in his family, friends, and all of his devoted fans. Sing a song in celebration of his life. . . .”

As I’ve mentioned, he helped bring one of cinema’s most notorious characters to life in not just one film but many. His music inspired others as did his acting. Unfortunately I never had the chance to speak to Mr. Hess in person but we have exchanged a few words online and he has always been a gracious and true gentlemen.

So, we here at HM.ca send our deepest condolences to his family and friends in this tragic time. I could list all his films but that still wouldn’t do the man justice, he created such villains that I will never forget and the music has always been beautiful, so David, thank you for the memories.

Please join me in honouring David Hess’ life, I am actually still shocked, R.I.P. David, as a friend and as a fan.


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      1. Popular Facebook October 8, 2011 at 10:32 pm

        A shock to me too, RIP.

      2. Kat October 9, 2011 at 12:11 am

        RIP David, I still can’t believe it.

      3. Mnewberry02 October 9, 2011 at 5:20 am

        You will be missed.

      4. ZombieSixx October 9, 2011 at 7:44 am

        Just met Mr. Hess in April at Cinema Wasteland in Cleveland. Very nice, liked to talk. Seemed in good health and very high spirits. Have the photo of myself and Mr. Hess as my background on my computer right now and just keep walking back looking at it in disbelief that this icon is gone. Last House On The Left was great…but acting wise House On The Edge Of The Park was a better film for Hess’s acting chops. This genre has lost another great. R.I.P. Mr. Hess…P.S. Little known fact he wrote a couple songs that Elvis Presley recorded

      5. Scaramanga63 October 9, 2011 at 11:06 pm

        Very sad… Another maverick gone… RIP Mr Hess