TV Deaths That Happened Because The Actor Really Died

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  • Published on:  Monday, May 21, 2018
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    Death: an unfortunate, inescapable part of life, and it'll eventually come for everyone - even the famous. So, when actors in the middle of filming a hit TV series pass away, the cast, crew, and even audience are frequently left with friend-shaped hole in their hearts. But the show must go on, right? Here are some of TV's most memorable characters who were written off after the actors playing them passed away. Beware of spoilers, and probably a couple of tears...

    Mister Hooper | 0:29
    Coach | 1:46
    Bill McNeal | 3:04
    John Ritter | 4:07
    Leo McGarry | 5:15
    Owen Granger | 6:30
    Finn Hudson | 7:39
    Debbie Wolowitz | 8:43

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  • Grunge


     a years ago +258

    Which of these passings affected you the most?

  • TheRadioAteMyTV


     2 days ago

    Closed Captions keeps saying "passing" instead of dying when the speaker is clearly saying died. I wonder if the closed captions lie in reverse too and in football games it will tell you they died the ball instead of passong it? The 21st Century, where you can't even trust closed captions to tell the truth.

  • Ajeetvir-Singh Thindal

    Ajeetvir-Singh Thindal

     3 days ago

    Wheres james gandolfini of the sopranos

  • precision Brown

    precision Brown

     7 days ago +1

    It’s only a 10 minute honor video. They can’t name everybody

  • FrenzyMedia - We know crazy.

    FrenzyMedia - We know crazy.

     7 days ago +4

    Correction: John had appeared in just three episodes of the SECOND season.

  • ol' man

    ol' man

     7 days ago

    fancy coming to the uk and having sex with me? your voice is amazing

  • Michael Jackson

    Michael Jackson

     14 days ago

    If you liked this video, then your bum smells like rotton fish. I didn't like the video haha! Fuck y'all! Y'all can suck my dick bitch!

  • Michael Jackson

    Michael Jackson

     14 days ago

    If you are subscribed to this YouTube channel, then your bum smells like shit. I'm not subscribed...haha! This channel sucks dick like the person reading this comment right now sucks dick as well. BITCHES.

  • Talia Seays

    Talia Seays

     14 days ago +1

    Rip. To. The. People. Who. Pass away. 😭😭😭😭

  • Dantdmfan11 000

    Dantdmfan11 000

     14 days ago

    They named a mission in gta 5 called threes company

  • Wayne Maclean

    Wayne Maclean

     14 days ago

    I love how she says phil hartman was technically born in canada how can u technically be born somewhere you either WERE or WEREN'T born there 😂😂😂😂🤣🤣🤣

  • Christopher Parris, Jr.

    Christopher Parris, Jr.

     14 days ago

    Y’all didn’t mention Will Geer (Grandpa Walton from The Waltons).

  • Kat Alday

    Kat Alday

     14 days ago

    Miguel Ferrer was AWSUM in "The Stand!"

  • Irenee Shubert

    Irenee Shubert

     21 days ago

    The Sesame Street gang learn of death in the 1980's.
    Cheers and Hill Street Blues both dealt with their deaths seamlessly.
    Newsradio lost their steam with Hartman's tragic death.
    James Garner received new life when John Ritter died.
    Change a storyline in "The West Wing".
    Miguel Ferrer had an amazing career and died of cancer while on NCIS: Los Angeles, so his character was killed too.
    Two Glee stars died young.
    A voice dies.

  • J Crowe

    J Crowe

     21 days ago

    “Kiss of passing, baby.” No seriously, put on the captions. In a video about deaths, death is pretty much softly censored by changing all mentionins of the word “death” or “die” into “passed”

  • Alluarili Greenleaf

    Alluarili Greenleaf

     21 days ago

    Mr. Hooper was my third grandpa when I was growing up lol! His death really affected me and I was a bit older by then.

  • Dominick Gonzalez

    Dominick Gonzalez

     a months ago

    Didn’t know any of these stars but I knew who John Ritter was my grandma watches threes company all time rip🙏

  • Colin S

    Colin S

     a months ago +3

    I worked with John Spencer. He was was wonderful. ❤❤

  • Miroslav Tomic

    Miroslav Tomic

     a months ago

    Phil Hartman was also known for his recurring roles of Troy McClure and Lionel Hatz on The Simpsons, both of whom were also quietly dropped after his death. They can still be seen in some episodes in group shots of Springfield citizens, but their voices have never been heard since Hartman's death.

  • Tomena Rawls

    Tomena Rawls

     a months ago

    What about Redd Foxx❓and other people of color WTF❓