Hail to the King Baby: Bruce Campbell Announces Retirement on 65th Birthday
A horror icon celebrated their birthday today and made a huge announcement along with it. Bruce Campbell announced his retirement on social media on his 65th birthday. In a short and to-the-point message, Campbell looks to hang up his boomstick after 40 years in the entertainment industry, having changed the game alongside Sam Raimi with the Evil Dead franchise that has reigned supreme for years and continues to conjure up scares even today having celebrated a box office success of the newest entry in the franchise.
Campbell’s contributions go much further than the Evil Dead franchise having delivered a great performance as Sam Axe in Burn Notice which also earned him a spinoff film Burn Notice: The Fall of Sam Axe and also was part of two classic fantasy series having appeared in a handful of episodes of Hercules: The Legendary Journeys and Xena: Warrior Princess.
You also cannot forget the film Bubba Ho-Tep which has Campbell embodying the King himself! Campbell has been a jack of all trades during his career having also done voiceover work and a long list of memorable cameos.
In the social media post, Campbell shared a picture of himself as his iconic character Ash Williams in Ash Vs. Evil Dead and the following caption:
“Okay, so I’m 65 today. Time to retire, I guess. Thanks for watching!”
He has been receiving much praise from fans since the announcement along with pleas of reconsideration but even if it all ended today, his contributions to the horror genre and the entertainment industry in all mediums are legendary and worthy of us hailing to the king baby!