How did Doktor haze die? Ringmaster of the Circus Of Horrors cause of death and obituary

John Hayes Mabley, well known by his stage names Doktor Haze or Dr. Haze, the ringmaster of the Circus of Horrors, has passed away. Let’s see How did Ringmaster of the Circus Of Horrors Doktor haze die and Doktor haze cause of death in detail.


How did Doktor Haze die?

The Ring Master has finally stepped off the stage. John Hayes Mable, a young man from Tulketh High and Ashton who left home to join the circus and went by the stage name Doktor Haze, has sadly passed away on April 15,2023.

Numerous artists, who worked with Doktor Haze throughout the years, confirmed the news of his death.

Doktor Haze’s friend Rachel Ward wrote: “Absolutely heartbroken to hear the great loss of our dear friend John Haze “Dr Haze” 😓💔 Incredible founder and ringmaster of the Circus Of Horrors 🖤🎪 I honestly cannot believe this news 😣 Such an insanely talented front man and a legend in both the Circus and Rock’N’Roll industry 🤘🏼 Thank you. Xx”

Artist Reece Redband wrote: “Very sad news .R.I.P to Doktor Haze, ringmaster of the Circus Of Horrors. 🖤🎪💀

Doktor Haze cause of death

Doktor Haze was regarded as having a friendly personality. Many people must be curious to know the Doktor Haze cause of death in light of the recent news. John Hayes Mable, also known as Doktor Haze, reportedly passed away from cancer, according to Preston Local News.


Who was Doktor Haze?

Doktor Haze or Dr. Haze was the stage name of John Hayes Mabley, a British circus owner and performer, singer-songwriter, director of a company, and novelist.

He is the owner, ringmaster, and director of The Circus of Horrors, the longest-running alternative circus in Britain, which he co-founded with Gerry Cottle in 1995. Haze’s parents, who were also circus performers, raised him in Preston, Lancashire.

At age 16, John, who was at this time highly influenced by 1970s rock & roll and his favourite, singer-songwriter Marc Bolan of T Rex, learnt to play the guitar and began to compose his songs. When John and his band One Thing played live in the 1980s and 1990s, they started to include circus and horror elements in their performances to add drama.

The circus at the time was going through its development as animal rights demonstrations started to alter the way the industry looked. In December 1994, a terrible turn of events led him back to Lancashire: the murder of his godson in a circus accident at Blackpool Tower Circus. Sword swallowing, voodoo acrobats, facial piercing, and other nauseatingly strange human acts are all performed during his presentation of rock music.

The “Undead Ringmaster Doktor Haze,” also known as Mr. Haze, has performed with his circus in Chile, Uruguay, and most recently in the UK. He’s thinking about spending time in Israel.

Mr. Haze claims to have been born in a circus and started the Circus of Horrors in 1995. “My dad was a lion trainer. I ran away from the circus to have a bash at rock’n’roll and the Circus of Horrors is an amalgamation of all that.” Since then, he has made appearances at the Fuji Rock Festival in Japan and on Ant and Dec’s Saturday Night Takeaway on ITV. And he does bar mitzvahs.

There are no animals in the circus. Instead, there are performances by the fork-tongued Hannibal Helmurto, who can open a beer bottle with his eye, and Professor Daniel Von Henry, who can swallow a sword with a camera attached to the tip. ‘Is it safe or not safe? It’s a calculated risk, no riskier than driving in a race car’, according to Mr. Haze. However, the concert is “not suitable for chavs, sissies, closed-minded bigots and people of a nervous disposition,” according to the website.

His autobiography, Dr. Haze: Mud, Blood, and Glitter, was published in 2011. Haze is a co-owner of Circus Extreme and Continental Circus Berlin as well as the corporate director for the Moscow State Circus, Carters Steam Fair, and Psycho Management. He ran as an independent for Brighton Kemptown in 2017.

Tributes to Doktor Haze

Many people expressed their profound sympathies to his family and expressed how much they loved him. The news of this occurrence has upset his supporters and fans.

Chris wrote: “Just been reading that the Owner / Ringmaster of ‘The Circus of Horrors’, John Haze, has passed away….. My sincere and deepest condolences to his family, and the other performers and cast. ‘The Show Must Go On'”

Adelle Smith wrote: “R.I.P John Haze The amazing ringmaster of the circus of horrors 🥺💔 such a lovely man when I met him after the show”


For friends and family, funerals are an extremely difficult time. Due to the possibility that they won’t be able to attend the funeral, their obituary must be posted online so that those who cared strongly about them while they were alive can view or interact with it. One of the worst things anyone can go through in life is losing a loved one. Any journey must have a destination at the end. The person’s time on earth has regrettably come to an end now that they have died. We wish him eternal peace and send our thoughts and prayers to his loved ones, family, friends. May he rest in peace.

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5 thoughts on “How did Doktor haze die? Ringmaster of the Circus Of Horrors cause of death and obituary”

  1. Dear John, thank you for all the amazing shows over the years. We sadly couldn’t say goodbye. Lots of love from Holland x Yasamin & Inge.

  2. R I.P Dr Haze, we are all going to miss you so much, for years as a family we have been attending The Circus Of Horrors, you and all in the Show as provided us with the best entertainment ever!! and hope will continue in you’re honour, wrote with deepest regret, Rock and Roll my dear friend 💔🤘💔😢

  3. I worked with John / Haze in 1986 when he was the manager at Brooks Linen Hire and I was a salesman. Haze was a great guy loved by all the staff that worked with him then. I followed his career path in his amazing creation of Circus of Horrors and went along to watch his show and chatted to him after. A real one-off, so engaging and entertaining. I will miss you mate. Love & peace Gary Andrews

  4. What a man and what a showman . Met him first when the circus was under the big top and have followed it since. Had a few chats at the end of performances and he was always very friendly. Hope the show carries on. RIP Doctor. Sympathies to your partner and the show cast.


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