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R.I.P. Don Calfa of Return of the Living Dead

Don Calfa

Wicked Horror is sad to report that veteran character actor Don Calfa has passed away at the age of 76. Calfa played Ernie Kaltenbrunner the undertaker in the excellent zombie comedy Return of the Living Dead. The actor passed on December 1st, just two days before his 77th birthday.

In addition to appearing in Return of the Living Dead, Calfa also had film roles in Weekend at Bernie’s, Stay Tuned, Necronomicon: Book of Dead, and Chopper Chicks in Zombietown. He appeared on an episode of Twin Peaks in the series second season, as well.

The actor’s legacy will live on for years to come through his body of work. Our thoughts are with Calfa’s family in this difficult time.

The news was announced on Calfa’s official Facebook page late last night.

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Written by Tyler Doupé
Tyler Doupe' is the managing editor at Wicked Horror. He has previously penned for Fangoria Mag, Rue Morgue Mag, FEARnet, Fandango, ConTV, Ranker, Shock Till You Drop, ChillerTV, ComingSoon, and more. He lives with his husband, his dog, and cat hat(s).
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