Being a Hollywood star isn’t easy. You may think that their days consist of continuous joy, glam and glitz. But in reality, their work can be quite dangerous. For example these 12 actors have one thing in common: they before they finished filming their projects from both natural and tragic causes.
1. Vic Morrow
While filming Twilight Zone: The Movie, Morrow and two child actors died on set in July 1982. During the scene of American soldiers’ attack in Vietnam, the pyrotechnics exploded, severing the helicopter’s tail, which caused it to crash.
2. Brandon Lee
Brandon Lee, the son of legendary Bruce Lee, was killed on March 31, 1993 on set of The Crow. “Lee’s character was supposed to get shot in a scene, but the handgun used contained a fragment of a real bullet,” the source said. Later that day Brandon Lee died at the hospital being only 28 years old.
3. John Ritter
John Ritter collapsed on set of the ABC series 8 Simple Rules for Dating My Teenage Daughter on September 11, 2003. He was immediately rushed to hospital where he underwent surgery for a tear in his aorta but it didn’t help.
4. Tyrone Power
Tyrone Power suffered a massive heart attack while filming a fencing scene for Solomon and Sheba movie. He died on his way to hospital on March 15, 1958.
5. Redd Foxx
Redd Foxx became famous for grabbing his chest while he pretended to have a heart attack on the ‘70s show, Sanford and Son. But that’s right what happened with him on set of The Royal Family in 1991: he died of a massive heart attack.
6. Roy Kinnear
While filming the movie The Return of the Musketeers, Roy Kinnear who played the role Planchet fell from the horse. The 54-year-old British actor was taken to hospital in Madrid as it turned out that had a broken pelvis. The next day, on September 20, 1988, he suffered a heart attack and passed away.
7. Martha Mansfield
Martha Mansfield was taking a break sitting in a car on set of The Warrens of Virginia, when a passerby accidentally flicked the match into the automobile. It landed on Martha Mansfield’s costume and the dress went up in flames. Martha died the next day, on November 30, 1923, because of severe burns.
8. Steve Irwin
“Crocodile Hunter” has rolled the dice for so many times before, but while filming Ocean’s Deadliest documentary his fate found him. On set Steve Irwin was stung and killed by a stingray that they filmed earlier. He died the same moment, on September 4, 2006.
9. Paul Mantz
Mantz, a legendary aviator, after losing his position at the U.S. Army Flight School, starred in numerous movies such as Air Mail, For Whom the Bell Tolls, Twelve O’Clock High, and The Wings of Eagles. The Flight of the Phoenix appeared to be his last movie.
During the scene filmed on July 8, 1965 the aviator was flying over a desert in Arizona when his plane struck a hill and broke into pieces, immediately killing him.
10. Jon-Erik Hexum
Jon-Erik Hexum died because of accident on the set of the CBS adventure series Cover Up. Having heard of more delays in filming he jokingly picked up a .44 Magnum pistol loaded with blanks and pulled the trigger. He was rushed to the hospital with a massive bleeding and on October 18 was pronounced dead.
11. Art Scholl
Skilled stuntmen and pilot Art Scholl was 51 when he died on set of Top Gun. He had to perform a flat spin but the camera equipment mounted on the plane added too much unexpected weight and it crashed into the ocean below.
12. Bruce Lee
technically didn’t die on set, but he collapsed while dubbing for The Game of
Death at Golden Harvest Studio in Hong Kong. It turned out that the actor had abnormal
swelling in the brain. Two months later Bruce Lee went to sleep and didn’t wake