5 Great Actors Who Sadly Died In The Middle Of Filming

1 ) River Phoenix

5 Great Actors Who Sadly Died In The Middle Of Filming

On October 31 , 1993 - River Phoenix collapsed on the sidewalk outside The Viper Room, a nightclub in West Hollywood (owned by Johnny Depp) . He died at the age of 23 , from Congestive heart failure, after accidentally overdosing on a deadly cocktail of cocaine and heroin. Phoenix was cremated ,and his ashes were scattered at his family ranch in Micanopy, Florida. At the time of his death, Phoenix had been in the middle of filming Dark Blood.

The Viper Room nightclub where Phoenix collapsed and died

2) Brandon Lee

On March 31 , 1993 - Brandon Lee was filming on the set of The Crow movie.He was shooting the scene where his character, Eric Draven, returns home to find his girlfriend being attacked,and the attacker fires a revolver at Draven . Unbeknownst to everyone on the set,the prop crew had accidentally left a fragment of metal from a previous set of rounds inside the prop revolver. It had been used earlier, but improperly reloaded with a dummy bullet ,and it accidentally jammed in the barrel.The fragment dislodged and struck Lee in the abdomen. Despite being rushed to hospital and undergoing six hours of surgery, he died at the age of 28. He was buried next to his father Bruce Lee, at Lake View Cemetery, Seattle, Washington, US

Lee , as Eric Draven in the movie The Crow ,which cost him his life

3 ) Paul Walker

On November 30, 2013 - Paul Walker and friend Roger Rodas,were travelling at high speed ( between 80 mph and 93 mph ) in a Porsche Carrera GT ,down Hercules Street near Kelly Johnson Parkway in Valencia, Santa Clarita, California - (45 mph speed zone ) The Porche crashed at high speed into a concrete lamp post and two trees ,then caught fire. The driver , Rodas, died of multiple trauma ,and Walker died from the combined effects of trauma and burns. Both of their bodies were burned beyond recognition. After a police investigation it was concluded that the car's speed – between 80 - 93 mph ,and the age of the tires were the primary reasons for the crash. Walker was in the middle of the filming Fast and Furious 7 when he died at the age of 40. He was cremated at Forest Lawn Memorial Park, Los Angeles, California, US

The aftermath of the tragic car crash that killed Walker

4 ) Heath Ledger

On January 22, 2008 - Heath Ledger was pronounced dead in his Manhattan apartment ,at the age of 28. His death was the result of an accidental overdose - from the abuse of prescription medications. He died of acute intoxication of prescription drugs - including pain killers, sleeping pills, and anti-anxiety medication. At the time of his death, Ledger was filming Terry Gilliam’s fantasy film The Imaginarium of Doctor Parnassus. A memorial service was held for him at Penrhos College in Perth, Western Australia, and his body was cremated at the Fremantle Cemetery,

Ledger , as The Joker in The Dark Knight movie. Sadly, he didn't live to enjoy the critical acclaim and the Academy Award for Best Supporting Actor that the role earned him

5 ) Jon -Erik Hexum

On October 18, 1984 - Jon-Erik Hexum died as a result of an accidental self-inflicted blank cartridge gunshot round to the head. Hexum was filming on the set of CBS action-adventure series Cover Up, in which he played a CIA agent working undercover as a model. There was a delay in filming ,and Hexum became bored and restless during the delay, so he began jokingly playing Russian roulette with a .44 Magnum loaded with blanks. He pressed the revolver against his right temple , and pulled the trigger. The plastic wadding to seal gunpowder into the cartridge propelled from the barrel of the gun causing blunt force trauma . It shattered a quarter-sized piece of his skull and propelled the pieces into his brain, causing a massive haemorrhaging. Hexum was rushed to Beverly Hills Medical Center, where he underwent five hours of surgery to repair his wounds. Six days after the accident, Hexum was declared brain dead and taken off life support at the age of 26.He was cremated,and his ashes were scattered over Malibu along the shore he loved

Hexum , the rising Hollywood model and actor,heading for Superstardom before tragically dying in a freak prop gun accident.


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What Guys Said 11

  • 21h

    Who can forget Heath Ledger's Joker? If he did not die, we could easily have another sequel withnhim reprising the role, or perhaps another spin-off. His performance of the Joker is absolutely outstanding and unique. His Joker is the epic troll villain of all time.

    And I also remember Brandon Lee as The Crow. Such tragic and unexpected outcome.

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  • 4d

    I would like to add Philip Seymour Hofmann. One of my all-time favorites...

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  • 3d

    Well done... you can't have a myTake on this topic without the inclusion of Brandon Lee... but then his father died during the making of Game of Death... coincidence?

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  • 4d

    I hope these guys at least got workman;s comp, oh wait, they died, nvm. At leas I guess now I now not to shoot my self in the head with blanks for fun, apparently those still pack a lethal punch even when not pushing a bullet.

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  • 3d

    You forgot Bruce Lee.

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  • 4d

    Redd Foxx

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  • 2d

    Didn't someone die in the filming of the movie The Twilight Zone?

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  • 4d

    River Phoenix is the most beautiful man I've ever seen.

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  • 4d

    Heath ledger as joker was superb !!

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  • 4d

    Yes sum die young even a Nice guy

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What Girls Said 3

  • 14h

    Heath Ledger was a very versatile actor. His performance in the "10 Things I Hate About You" movie will always be remembered.

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  • 4d

    In our country we had an amazing actor who committed suicide in the middle of filming. They had to change scenes and show that hero of the movie got plastic surgery in the end

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  • 4d

    Ahhh Brandon Lee, I still love The Crow

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