Richard Lynch

Horror and sci-fi actor Richard Lynch has died at the age of 76, according to The Associated Press.

Lynch was found dead in his Palm Springs, Calif. home on Tuesday by his friend, actress Carol Vogel, Lynch's rep, Mike Baronas, told the AP. No cause of death was released.

Lynch employed his scarred face to play villains in films such as Bad Dreams, The Sword and the Sorcerer and, most recently, Rob Zombie's upcoming The Lords of Salem.

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The actor also played Michael Myers' principal in Zombie's Halloween remake.

"I woke up this morning to the news that our friend Richard Lynch has passed away," Zombie wrote in a Facebook post. "Richard was great to work with and really gave it his all. I will never forget the way he scared the crap out of the kid actors in Halloween."

During his four decade career, Lynch also appeared on several TV series including Battlestar Galactica, The A-Team and Six Feet Under.

Lynch suffered his signature scarring in 1967 after setting himself on fire while on LSD.