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Actor Sidney Noel Rideau Morgus the Magnificient Death – Dead | Obituary – Passed Away

Sidney Rideau Death – Dead: A great loss was made known to InsideEko. As friends and families of the deceased are mourning the passing of their loved and cherished Sidney Rideau.

Having heard about this great loss, the family of this individual is passing through pains, mourning the unexpected passing of their beloved.

This departure was confirmed through social media posts made by Twitter users who pour out tributes, and condolences to the family of the deceased.

We are saddened to hear of the death of Sid Noel (Sidney Noel Rideau), who created and starred as the beloved character Dr. Momus Alexander Morgus for over six decades. Our fall issue, set to arrive September 1, chronicles his career and the many lives of the character he created. Rest in Peace, Dr. Morgus. Rest in Peace, Sid Noel. You will be missed.

Spooky nerds across New Orleans mourn tonight. Dr. Morgus the Magnificent has left the lab and transitioned to the old icehouse in the sky.

Sid Noel, 90-year-old actor behind local celebrity Dr. Morgus, died of natural causes yesterday at the Christwood Retirement Community in Covington. Born in 1929, Sidney Noel Rideau was a Loyola grad who spent his youth performing, hosting radio shows, and serving in the US Navy Reserve. He first wielded Morgus’ signature wig and teeth in 1959 for WWL TV, creating the madcap mad scientist character as a host for a weekly horror movie broadcast. (The show’s first episode featured “Frankenstein,” so Noel took the crazed doctor theme and ran with it.) Noel’s Dr. Morgus was overconfident, disheveled, lacked scientific rigor, but had a good heart…and so obviously won over New Orleanians in a BIG way. His penchant for philosophizing out loud was said to be a nod to Don Quixote.

Morgus was assisted by Chopsley, a mute lab assistant, and E.R.I.C., a talking computer, through all manner of questionable experiments. He mixed explosive potions, extracted musical talent from legends like clarinetist Pete Fountain, calculated the speed of dark, penned the book “Molecules I Have Known,” and generally captivated intoxicated adults and children up past bed time for years. “The Wacky World of Dr. Morgus” film even made its debut as a feature film in 1962. For a time Dr. Morgus retreated from the public eye—“sabbatical,” Noel once called it—but by the late 1980s he was back hosting screenings of B horror flicks, and audiences were delighted.

Morgus made his last appearance in public in the early 2000s, but his memory has lingered on through t-shirts, Cox Communications ads, Mardi Gras costumes, and COVID-19 memes ever since. Our hearts go out to Chopsley, E.R.I.C., and Noel’s children. We hope you’ll conduct an ill-advised scientific experiment this weekend in his honor.

WPIX aired legendary horror host “Morgus the Magnificent” in the ‘80s. It’s how I first experienced Godzilla: King of the Monsters, along with several other classic G films. RIP

Actor Sidney Noel Rideau, known for his portrayal of Dr. Morgus the Magnificent, has died.

Rideau died of natural causes, family says. He was 90 years old.


Actor Sidney Noel Rideau, better known to generations of New Orleanians as Dr. Morgus the Magnificent, a well-meaning mad scientist who presided over televised horror films, died of natural causes on Thursday morning at Christwood Retirement Community in Covington. He was 90 years old.⁠

Sidney Noel Rideau, who created and starred as the mad scientist Morgus the Magnificent for more than 60 years, becoming a New Orleans icon, has died of natural causes, according to his daughter Natalie Rideau. #sidneynoel #neworleans #RIPhttps

A little bit of NOLA left us today. RIP Sidney Noel Rideau AKA Morgus The Magnificent. My love of campy horror was ushered in in the ‘70s and ‘80s by Dr. Morgus and Chopsley. A New Orleans Legend, who will be dearly missed. #MorgusTheMagnificent #NOLA

RIP Sid Noel, aka Morgus the Magnificent, the medical madman horror host of New Orleans. One of the best! I’ll be watching an episode of Morgus Presents in your honor tonight.

We are still working on getting more details about the death, as a family statement on the death is yet to be released.

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