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24 Actors Who Died in the Middle of Filming Something

List Criteria: People who died during production of a movie or TV show. Loosely ranked by their fame.

Below is a list of notable celebrities who died while filming a movie or TV show. The untimely deaths of the following actors and actresses occurred either while they were on set, during the middle of filming, or before production was completed on the project. These unexpected and tragic deaths of television and film entertainers were shocking and the celeb's loss was felt all over the world, while there are also other deaths on this list that have even been considered some of the most fascinating unsolved Hollywood murders.

Which Hollywood stars spent their final days while in the middle of making a movie or television show? One of the most recent examples of such a tragedy is Cory Monteith, who was starring on the hit musical comedy show "Glee" at the time of his death. The young Canadian actor was found dead in his hotel room in Vancouver, Canada, and the cause was later revealed to be a lethal mix of heroin and alcohol. There are other celebs on the list below who suffered a similar fate, including fellow promising actors such as Heath Ledger and River Phoenix, both of whom died from a drug overdose. The list also includes Hollywood icons like Marilyn Monroe and Natalie Wood, both lovely and talented actresses who passed away while they were in the middle of filming a movie. Both of their deaths have also remained a mystery for many years.

Some of these stars of the silver screen took their last breath while on the set of a film or TV show, often due to a medical condition. John Ritter, Tyrone Power, and Redd Foxx both suffered from some type of heart failure on location. In other cases, like Brandon Lee and Vic Morrow, fell victim to an unforeseen and tragic accidents on set. After reading this list of celebs who died while filming, check out this gallery of rock stars whose deaths were the most untimely.

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    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.

    You'll be surprised to see which star has been acting up on set this week.


    Age: Died at 29 (1979-2008)
    Birthplace: Perth, Australia
    Profession: Actor, Music video director
    Institution: Guildford Grammar School, Mary's Mount Primary School
    Height: 6'0"
    Cause Of Death: Drug overdose, Combined drug intoxication
    Place Of Death: New York City, New York, United States of America
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