Actors Who Died on Set While Filming a Movie or TV Show.

Actors Who Died on Set While Filming a Movie or TV Show.

We are mesmerized by the actors’ work whenever we watch a movie. Their performances often transport us into new realms, which leave us in awe of their skills. However, it is essential to remember that acting can be dangerous, and some actors have unfortunately died while working on film sets.

Today, we will look at nine actors who tragically died during production.

Brandon Lee – The Crow (1994)

1994 – Miramax Films.

Brandon Lee, the son of martial arts icon Bruce Lee, was filming “The Crow” in 1993 when he was involved in a horrific accident. A prop gun that was supposed to fire blanks was loaded with a fragment of a real bullet lodged in the barrel, causing a fatal injury. Despite being taken immediately to the hospital, Lee died from his injuries. The film was completed with special effects and body doubles and was released the following year as an homage to Lee’s memory.

Roy Kinnear – The Return of the Musketeers (1989)

Columbia Pictures.

Roy Kinnear, a British actor, shattered his pelvis after falling off a horse while filming “The Return of the Musketeers” in 1989.

He was brought to a hospital in Spain, but complications from his injuries caused him to pass away the next day.

Martha Mansfield – The Warrens of Virginia (1924)

In 1923, actress Martha Mansfield was filming a scene for “The Warrens of Virginia” when a discarded cigarette ignited her outfit. Despite the crew’s efforts to extinguish the flames, Mansfield sustained severe burns and died the next day due to her burns.

John Ritter – Simple Rules for Dating My Teenage Daughter (2002)

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John Ritter was an American actor known for his roles in TV shows like “Three’s Company.” In 2003, he was filming the second season of “Simple Rules for Dating My Teenage Daughter” when he collapsed on set due to aortic dissection. He was taken to a hospital, where he died during surgery. 

Redd Foxx – The Royal Family (1991)

Paramount Pictures.

Redd Foxx, a comedian, and actor, was filming the television series “The Royal Family” in 1991 when he suffered a heart attack on set. Despite the crew’s and medical professionals’ efforts, Foxx passed away a few hours later. The show was later canceled due to Foxx’s death.

Tyrone Power – Solomon and Sheba (1959)

Twentieth Century Fox.

Tyrone Power was a well-known American actor best remembered for his work in swashbuckler films such as “The Mark of Zorro.” He was knocked out while being filmed in a dueling scene for “Solomon and Sheba” in 1958 in Madrid. He was taken to the hospital urgently, where he passed away at 44 from a heart attack. They later completed the film with another actor performing Power’s role.

Steve Irwin – Ocean’s Deadliest (2007)

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Steve Irwin, commonly known as “The Crocodile Hunter,” was a wildlife expert and media personality from Australia who appeared in both motion pictures and TV shows. He was killed by a stingray barb that pierced his chest when he was filming the documentary “Ocean’s Deadliest” in 2006. He got injured and passed away despite efforts to save him. 

Jon-Erik Hexum – Cover Up (1984)

20th Century Fox Television.

In 1984, actor Jon-Erik Hexum was playing a game of Russian roulette with a prop gun loaded with blanks on the set of “Cover Up.” He jokingly put the gun to his head and pulled the trigger, not realizing that the force of the blank cartridge was enough to cause a fatal injury. He was taken to a hospital but died a few days later.

Vic Morrow – Twilight Zone: The Movie (1983)

Warner Bros., Amblin Entertainment.

Vic Morrow was an American actor known for his roles in movies and TV shows. In 1982, he was filming “Twilight Zone: The Movie” when he was killed in a helicopter accident.

During a scene where he was carrying two child actors across a river, a sudden helicopter crash caused the rotor blades to decapitate Morrow and one of the children while the other child was crushed to death.

Stars You Probably Didn’t Know Had Passed Away.

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Throughout the entertainment industry’s history, many celebrities have passed away, leaving behind legacies that continue to inspire and influence people today. However, some stars who have contributed significantly to the industry may not have received as much attention or recognition upon their passing. Here are a few stars you probably didn’t know had passed away.

Stars You Probably Didn’t Know Had Passed Away.

You Won’t Believe the Real Ages of These Actors When They Played Teens

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The actors portraying teenage characters looked much older than their roles but delivered convincing performances and captured their characters’ essence. Here are a few actors who played teenagers, although they are far from being one.

You Won’t Believe the Real Ages of These Actors When They Played Teens

Stars Who Were Fired From Their Hit Shows

Stars Who Were Fired From Their Hit Shows.
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You won’t believe some of the names on this list. So, get ready to be surprised and maybe a little shocked as we uncover the true stories behind these TV star firings and suspensions from their Hit Shows.

Stars Who Were Fired From Their Hit Shows

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