David Hess has passed away at the age of 69.
Word of his death came via the actor's Facebook pages where his children had written the following: ""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."
Hess, a New Yorker born in 1942, landed on the genre scene with Wes Craven's The Last House on the Left in which he played the cruel killer "Krug." From there, he would go on to star in Swamp Thing, The House on the Edge of the Park and various other baddies on television and on the big screen.
The actor was also a musician, producer and director. He most recently starred in Smash Cut.