EVEN MORE ACTORS WHO DIED WHILE FILMING
Added on: 25th Oct 2014
Hollywood icon Tyrone Power was filming the epic
"Solomon and Sheba" when he suffered a massive
heart attack on set during a fencing scene.
Power died on route to the hospital on March 15, 1958.
The Emmy-winning actor of "Hill Street Blues"
died from urethral cancer on November 22, 1983,
during the show's fourth season.
Playing Jock Ewing, the patriarch of the
Ewing family on "Dallas," Jim Davis appeared
in 75 episodes during the show's first three seasons.
Davis died of a brain tumour on April 26, 1981,
while season three was still on the air.
His character later "died” in a helicopter crash
on an episode that aired in January 1982.
Before post-production was completed on
"Poltergeist III," the horror trilogy's child star
Heather O'Rourke died on February 1, 1988,
from a cardiac arrest caused by septic shock
brought on by the intestinal stenosis.
John Colasanto died of a heart ailment on
February 12, 1985 while co-starring as "Coach"
on the hit NBC series "Cheers."
Colasanto's last episode was titled
During a break from filming an episode of the TV show
"Cover Up," Jon-Erik Hexum shot himself in the head
with a .44 magnum handgun loaded with a blank round.
The actor died six days later on October 18, 1984,
his death was ruled accidental.
WWF wrestler Owen Hart passed away on May 23, 1999,
during an Over the Edge a pay-per-view event.
Hart was performing a stunt involving a safety harness
that failed, causing the Canadian wrestler to fall 78 feet,
bouncing chest first off the top rope.
British actor Oliver Reed died in a Malta pub on May 2, 1999,
during production of Ridley Scott's Oscar-winning epic
"Gladiator." Reed suffered a heart attack and died after
reportedly consuming toxic amounts of alcohol.
His film scenes were later completed with the help of
CGI techniques and body doubles.