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9 Famous Actors Who Died on Sets During Film Production

by Fahad Saleem

Being in the film industry is not all fun and games. You have to be in the best shape always; you have to take risks and above all, you have to do terrifying stunts and moves during the production. Over the course of the past few decades, several celebrities have died on set during film production. Following are some of the famous actors who died on set during film production.

John Jordan

John Jordan was the second unit director of the famous film Catch 22. He was with the crew during a scene when he was sucked out by the air pressure. Jordan fell into the Gul of Mexico, 2,000 feet down and died. The cause of death was Jordan’s refusal to wear a harness on the plane.

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Vic Morrow

Vic Morrow was filled on the set of The Twilight Zone movie when the tail blade of a helicopter struck him, and two other child actors. All three was decapitated on the spot.

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Art Scholl

Famous aerobic pilot Art Scholl died while shooting for the super hit movie Top Gun. Scholl was trying to do a flat spin on a jet. The plane was being weighed down by the heavy camera equipment. As a result, the plane went out of control and fell into the Pacific Ocean.

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Brandon Lee

Bruce Lee’s son Brandon Lee was shot to death during the production of the film “The Crow”. The tragic incident wasn’t intentional. There were supposed to be dummy shots in the gun, but they were somehow exchanged with blank rounds having live powder.  The shot was taken at point blank range. The rest of the damage was done by the live powder.

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Conway Wickliffe

Conway Wickliffe was the stunt technician and special effects expert for the famous Batman movie the Dark Knight. He died as a result of a fatal accident which happened during the scene in which the “Batmobile” explodes. The vehicle went out of control and crashed into a tree.

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Kun Liu

Kun Liu was acting as a stand in for the star Jet Li in the movie “The Expendables”. He was s stuntman in the movie. He died during an explosions scene.  Liu’s family sued the production company Millennium Films for his death.

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Steve Irwin

Steve Irwin was a famous wild life presenter. He died in 2006 while filming his documentary “The Crocodile Hunter: Ocean’s Deadliest”. He died when a Stingray fish bit him.

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Redd Foxx

Famous Comedian Redd Foxx died in 1991 as a result of a massive heart attack during the production of The Royal Family.

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Jon Erik-Hexum

Jon Erik-Hexum died on the set of the movie “Cover Up.” There was a break in the shooting when bored Jon Erik decided to play a game of Russian roulette. He fired the gun too close to his ear, which resulted in a severe hemorrhage. He died a week after the incident.

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Slartibartfarst April 8, 2017 - 4:42 am

“Steve Irwin … died when a Stingray fish bit him.”
LOL. Very droll.
Stingrays don’t bite people, but they can kill them with a bony barb they happen to have in their tails though. 🙂

Md Mubarak Hossin April 8, 2017 - 11:53 pm


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