John Ritter Died at 55 (1948-2003) John Ritter died on September 11, 2003 after he fell ill on the set of his show "8 Simple Rules for Dating My Teenage Daughter." He was rushed to the hospital where he was misdiagnosed with
Steve Irwin Died at 44 (1962-2006) "The Crocodile Hunter" Steve Irwin died on Sept. 4, 2006 after being attacked by a stingray while filming shots for "Bindi the Jungle Girl." The stingray reportedly reacted to
John Candy Died at 44 (1950-1994) John Candy died of a heart attack on March 4, 1994 while on location in Mexico filming "Wagons East!." He was 43 years old.
Redd Foxx Died at 69 (1922-1991) Redd Foxx died on October 11, 1991 after suffering a heart attack on the set of "The Royal Family." When he first grabbed his chest, several members of the cast and crew thought that he was
Owen Hart Died at 34 (1965-1999) Professional wrestler Owen Hart died on May 23, 1999 after falling to his death when a stunt went wrong during a pay-per-view event. He died because of internal bleeding as a result of his injuries.
Carmen Miranda Died at 46 (1909-1955) On August 4, 1955, Carmen Miranda collapsed while performing on "The Jimmy Durante Show." She regained her composure and finished the performance, but she suffered a fatal heart attack the
Brandon Lee Died at 28 (1965-1993) Brandon Lee died on March 31, 1993 after being accidentally shot on the set of "The Crow." A prop gun was not properly secured, causing the fatal accident. He was 28 years old.
Dimebag Darrell Died at 38 (1966-2004) Pantera musician Dimebag Darrell was shot and killed on Dec. 8, 2004 during a performance with his band Damageplan. The gunman Nathan Gale did not give any reason for the shooting, but it is suspected
Marty Feldman Died at 48 (1934-1982) Marty Feldman died of a heart attack on December 2, 1982 while on location in Mexico filming "Yellowbeard." He was 48 years old.
Sam Patch Died at 22 (1807-1829) Daredevil Sam Patch died on November 13, 1829 while attempting to jump into the Genesee River from 125 above the surface. He either fell or had a bad jump and never emerged from the water. His body
Felix Mottl Died at 55 (1856-1911) Felix Mottl suffered a heart attack while conducting a performance of "Tristan" in Munich on June 21, 1911. He went to the hospital, but died less than two weeks later.
Alexander Woollcott Died at 56 (1887-1943) Alexander Woollcott died after suffering a heart attack while appearing on a Writers' War Board panel on CBS Radio on January 23, 1943. His last broadcasted words were, "It's a fallacy to think
Albert Stoessel Died at 49 (1894-1943) Albert Stoessel died on May 12, 1943 after suffering a heart attack while conducting an orchestra for the American Academy of Arts and Letters in New York. He was 48 years old.
Simon Barere Died at 55 (1896-1951) Simon Barere died on April 2, 1951 after suffering a cerebral hemorrhage while performing Grieg's Piano Concerto at Carnegie Hall. He died collapsed on stage and died backstage shortly after.
Johnny Ace Died at 25 (1929-1954) Musician Johnny Ace died during a set break of a performance at City Auditorium in Houston, Texas on Dec. 25, 1954. He died of an accidental, self-inflicted gunshot wound in a drunken accident.
Tyrone Power Died at 44 (1914-1958) Tyrone Power died on Nov. 15, 1958 after suffering a heart attack while filming "Solomon and Sheba." Yul Brynner replaced Power in the film.
Gareth Jones age 61 Gareth Jones died on Nov. 30, 1958 during a break while filming "Underground" on the ITV network. He suffered a fatal heart attack.
Louis Jean Heydt Died at 57 (1903-1960) Louis Jean Heydt died on Jan. 29, 1960, after suffering a heart attack while performing "There Was a Little Girl" in Boston. Jane Fonda co-starred in the play, which was set to appear on
Leonard Warren Died at 49 (1911-1960) On March 4, 1960, Leonard Warren died on stage during a performance of "La forza del destin." He died of a massive cerebral hemorrhage.
Alan Marshal Died at 52 (1909-1961) Alan Marshal died on July 13, 1961 after suffering a heart attack while performing in the play "Sextette" in Chicago. Mae West starred in the production.
Nelson Eddy Died at 66 (1901-1967) Nelson Eddy died on March 6, 1967 of a cerebral hemorrhage. He was performing at the Sans Souci Hotel in Palm Beach, Florida at the time of the incident and died a few hours later.
Joseph Keilberth Died at 60 (1908-1968) Joseph Keilberth died on July 20, 1968 while performing "Tristan und Isolde" in Munich. Fellow conductor Felix Mottl died in the same location decades earlier.
Kenneth Horne Died at 62 (1907-1969) Kenneth Horne died on February 14, 1969 after suffering a heart attack while hosting the annual Guild of Television Producers' and Directors' Awards in London.
David Burns Died at 69 (1902-1971) David Burns died on March 12, 1971 after suffering a heart attack during an audition for the musical "70, Girls, 70."
Leslie Harvey Died at 28 (1944-1972) Stone the Crows guitarist Les Harvey died on May 3, 1972 after being electrocuted by a microphone that was not earth-grounded during a performance at Swansea Top Rank.
Lee Morgan Died at 34 (1938-1972) Trumpeter Lee Morgan died on Feb. 19, 1972. He was shot by his common-law wife Helen More in between sets at Slug's Saloon in New York. He bled to death before the ambulance arrived at the scene.
Irene Ryan Died at 71 (1902-1973) "Beverly Hillbillies" actress Irene Ryan suffered a stroke on March 10, 1973 during a performance of "Pippin." She died on April 26, 1973 due to complications with the stroke.
Christine Chubbuck Died at 30 (1944-1974) News reporter Christine Chubbuck died on July 15, 1974 after committing suicide during a live broadcast. She shot herself in the head saying, "In keeping with Channel 40's policy of bringing you
Sid James Died at 63 (1913-1976) Sid James died on April 26, 1976 after suffering a heart attack during a performance of "The Mating Season" at the Sunderland Empire Theatre.
Karl Wallenda Died at 73 (1905-1978) Daredevil Karl Wallenda fell to his death on March 22, 1978 while attempting to walk on a wire between the two towers of the ten-story Condado Plaza Hotel in San Juan, Puerto Rico. He was 73 years
Bill Stewart Died at 64 (1942-2006) ABC News journalist Bill Stewart died on June 20, 1979 after being assassinated by Nicaraguan government National Guard forces while covering the Nicaraguan Revolution. His execution was broadcast on
Vic Morrow Died at 53 (1929-1982) Vic Morrow died on July 23, 1982 after a helicopter crashed on him and two child actors while filming "Twilight Zone: The Movie." He was decapitated by the helicopter rotor.
Tommy Cooper Died at 63 (1921-1984) Magician and comedian Tommy Cooper died on April 15, 1984 after suffering a heart attack during a live broadcast of "Live From Her Majesty." Many people watching believed that his collapsing
Eric Morecambe Died at 58 (1926-1984) Comedian Eric Morecambe died on May 28, 1984 after suffering a heart attack immediately following a performance at the Roses Theatre in Tewkesbury, Gloucestershire. He died at the Cheltenham General
Onie Wheeler Died at 63 (1921-1984) Musician Onie Wheeler died on May 26, 1984 after suffering a heart attack while performing with Rev. Jimmie Snow.
Jon-Erik Hexum Died at 27 (1957-1984) Jon-Erik Hexum died of an accidental, self-inflicted gunshot wound on Oct. 18, 1984. Bored during the break on the set of the CBS show "Cover Up" Hexum used a prop gun, loaded with blanks,
Dick Shawn Died at 64 (1923-1987) Comedian Dick Shawn died on April 17, 1987 after suffering a heart attack during a performance at UC San Diego's Mandeville Hall. The audience waited for five minutes after Shawn initially collapsed,
Wong Ka Kui Died at 31 (1962-1993) Singer Wong Ka Kui went into a coma after falling on his head during an appearance on the Japanese game show "Ucchan-nanchan no yarunara yaraneba." He died in the hospital on June 30, 1993.
Tiny Tim Died at 64 (1932-1996) Musician Tiny Tim suffered a heart attack on Sept. 28, 1996 while performing at a ukulele festival at the Montague Grange Hall. After being treated at the hospital for several weeks, he died on Nov.
Giuseppe Sinopoli Died at 55 (1946-2001) Conductor Giuseppe Sinopoli died on April 20, 2001 after suffering a heart attack while conducting "Aida" at the Deutsche Opera in Berlin.
Gordon Reid Died at 66 (1923-1989) Gordon Reid died on November 26, 2003 after collapsing on stage during a performance of "Waiting for Godot" at the Finborough Theatre at Earls Court, London.
Anthony Burger Died at 45 (1961-2006) Gospel musician Anthony Burger died of a heart attack on Feb. 22, 2006 while performing aboard the MS Zuiderdam cruise ship. He was 44 years old.
Miriam Makeba Died at 76 (1932-2008) Singer Miriam Makeba died on November 9, 2008 after suffering a heart attack while performing in Castel Volturno.