How TV Shows Dealt with Untimely Cast Member Deaths

What happens when a cast member of a beloved TV series dies while the show is still on the air? What should a showrunner do to tastefully honor the actor that has died but also keep the story alive? The answer, as history has taught us, is not simple.

There are dozens of examples of television shows where a cast member died, from the 1950s to the 2010s. Here's a look at how these TV shows dealt with cast member deaths, including the impact their untimely passing had on the stories being told.

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