‘Freddy vs. Jason’ Actor Chris Gauthier Has Passed Away at 48

Best known to horror fans for playing the memorable character “Shack” in 2003’s horror movie mashup Freddy vs. Jason, actor Chris Gauthier has passed away at the age of 48.

The actor died on February 23 from an “unspecified short illness,” Variety reports.

Chris Gauthier has over 100 film and television acting credits on his resume dating back to 2000, with his film work also including 40 Days and 40 Nights, Insomnia, Scooby-Doo 2: Monsters Unleashed, Riding the Bullet, The Butterfly Effect 2, The Sandlot: Heading Home, Watchmen, Beyond the Black Rainbow, Monster Trucks, and The Christmas House.

On the small screen, Gauthier appeared in countless television shows including “Dead Like Me,” “Bionic Woman,” “Supernatural,” “Harper’s Island,” “Sanctuary,” “Smallville,” “Eureka,” “R.L. Stine’s The Haunting Hour,” “Psych,” “iZombie,” and “Once Upon a Time.”

Chris Gauthier also appeared on Showtime’s horror anthology series “Masters of Horror,” notably playing a character in John Carpenter’s Season 1 episode, “Cigarette Burns.”

Friend Jordan Danger writes on Twitter, “Our Eureka family lost one of our own this week. Chris Gauthier was the kindest, coolest guy you ever met. He was a true talent, a real actor. I never met one person who had a remotely bad thing to say about Chris. He was just the realest and sweetest there was. My heart is with Erin and his boys right now as they navigate this devastating loss. If you knew Chris, you loved Chris. We’ll miss you so much buddy.”

Chris Gauthier is survived by his wife and children.

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