ACTORS WHO DIED WHILE FILMING
Added on: 5th Mar 2014
On January 22, 2008, Heath Ledger was found dead in his Manhattan apartment
from a drug overdose. The Australian actor had just wrapped filming Christopher Nolan's
"The Dark Knight" and was in the middle of production for Terry Gilliam's
"The Imaginarium of Dr. Parnassus" when he passed away. Gilliam brought on
Ledger's close friends Johnny Depp, Jude Law, and Colin Farrell to step in for
Ledger's character in his remaining scenes.
Hollywood's most famous blonde bombshell was in the middle of
filming the comedy "Something's Got to Give" when she was found dead
at her Brentwood, CA home on August 5, 1962. Monroe's cause of death
was reported as an overdose of barbiturates resulting from a probable suicide.
On November 30th 2013, "Fast & Furious" star Paul Walker died in a car
accident after leaving a charity event with his former racing friend Roger Rodas.
The two were killed almost instantly when the Porsche Rodas was driving lost
control and slammed into a tree. "Fast & Furious 7" was still in the middle of filming,
resulting in Universal Pictures making the decision to indefinitely put the movie on hold.
Before he could finish filming the drama "Dark Blood," River Phoenix died of a
drug overdose of on October 31, 1993 outside The Viper Room in Hollywood.
The autopsy found various drugs including cocaine and morphine in his system.
"Dark Blood" remained unfinished for 19 years and was finally released in 2012.
PHILIP SEYMOUR HOFFMAN
On February 2, 2014, Philip Seymour Hoffman was found dead in a Manhattan hotel
room from a heroin overdose. After more than 25 years of sobriety, the
Oscar-winning actor (for "Capote" in 2006) had relapsed into addiction 8 months
before his death. At the time, the second instalment of "The Hunger Games:
Mockingjay" was in production, and Hoffman had a week left of filming.
He was 46 years old.
At the time of her mysterious death, Natalie Wood was in the middle of production
of the movie "Brainstorm." Wood drowned on November 29, 1981 off the coast of
California's Catalina Island during a weekend boat trip with her husband Robert Wagner,
her "Brainstorm" co-star Christopher Walken, and the boat's captain Dennis Davern.
Brandon Lee, the son of martial arts legend Bruce Lee, was killed in
a stunt accident on the set of "The Crow" on March 31, 1993.
Lee's character was supposed to get shot in a scene, but the handgun
used contained a fragment of a real bullet.
He was hit in the abdomen and died later that day. He was 28.
The breakout star of Fox's musical comedy "Glee" was found dead in his Vancouver,
Canada hotel room on July 13, 2013, during hiatus between the show's 4th and 5th seasons.
Authorities stated that the actor died from a lethal combination of heroin and alcohol,
but ruled out any foul play. Monteith was 31.