Earlier this month, it was announced that fan favorite Evil Dead II star Danny Hicks had been diagnosed with stage 4 cancer, and we've learned the sad news today that he has passed away at the age of 68.
"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," Hicks wrote on his Facebook on June 5th. "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."
Hicks made his acting debut back in 1987 as Jake in Sam Raimi’s Evil Dead II, he finished out the '80s with roles in William Lustig's Maniac Cop and the supermarket-set slasher Intruder. He also starred in Darkman, The Demolitionist, Wishmaster, Spider Man 2, 2001 Maniacs, My Name is Bruce and Oz the Great and Powerful.
Full Empire Promotions, who managed Danny’s convention appearances, offered their condolences on Facebook today: "Danny passed away at his home in CA. We love you Danny, rest easy my friend. No more pain."
Our thoughts are with Danny's family and friends during this tough time.