Legends in Celebrity Death

Author: Matthew Gates
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Death is an inevitable fact of life. It is a one-time occurrence for every living thing. Death is permanent and there is nothing anyone can do to undo it. Death is an experience that we all must face whether we want to or not. It is indifferent to every man, woman, child, and every living species on this planet. It does not discriminate against the rich, the poor, the sick, the healthy, the young, or the old alike. Death does not care when you lived, only that you will die. No matter where you are in the world, or how busy you are, death will find you and take you without any regard for your life. Death can be violent or peaceful. When death comes, all of your business on Earth is finished, whether you completed it or not. Death will eventually have everyone. Without death, there cannot be life, and without life, there cannot be death. Death is needed in order for the cycle of life to work. Death brings with it a balance and peace to the individual who it takes. Death is the great equalizer, as Burgess Meredith put it in The Twilight Zone's The Obsolete Man

It is very hard to foresee death happening to any of us, but no one lives forever, and no one is exempt from the forces of death. Grasping such a reality, even after facing the death of loved ones and having near death experiences, it is so hard for humans to fathom the idea that they can die. However, nearly 150,000 humans die per day on this Earth from disease, murder, suicide, body failure, accidental death, or any other means that can kill. That is equivalent to about 2 deaths per second, 110 deaths per minute, 6,400 deaths per hour, 56 million deaths per year, and about 4.5 billion deaths in a person's average lifetime (around 75 years). When a natural disaster or a war occurs, this number is greatly increased. Nearly everything, anything, and anyone can end your life, from choking on a small cherry, falling down the stairs, drowning, to dying in a plane crash, car accident, getting shot by a gun, stabbed, strangled, to suffering from disease, or your own body turning against you or failing, sometimes considered natural causes, or Earth-related natural causes such as earthquakes, tsunamis, hurricanes, tornadoes, storms, or even volcanos. The odds of death and dying are pretty high for everyone living. All living beings face death everyday and celebrities are not exempt.

We grow up watching television and movies, often becoming acquainted with many celebrities who are or were such great actors and actresses, that we feel as if they are a part of our family because we grew up watching them and watching their progress from movie to movie or show to show. While we may not know any celebrities personally, we grow to love them and support them in all they do. Sometimes celebrities may have already passed away before we are born or when we are young children, but we become familiar with their popular works because they continue to be shown on television as re-run episodes. Whether you are watching classic movies or modern day movies, celebrities leave this feeling of comfort on us when we see them and can often pull off any character, no matter who they are acting. We sympathize with them as actors and actresses and love them for who they are as real life people.

Celebrities are far from flawless, many born with or developing body illness-related issues over time. Many celebrities become addicted to drugs or alcohol, or develop anger issues, anxiety issues, or other forms of mental illness. Others may become involved in life threatening situations and or become victims of murder. Celebrities may die young or old. Celebrities are only human and succumb to illness, violence, drug abuse and addiction, suicide, and eventually death. There are no special celebrity hospitals that keep them invulnerable and alive. There is no special place for them on Earth where they go to be protected. Celebrities do not get extra protection unless they actually hire the protection themselves. While in public, celebrities may try to remain hidden while they go out to eat or shop, but they are just as vulnerable as anyone else, capable of dying at any time.

Our lives may or may not be personally affected by the death of a celebrity. We may not have to personally deal with the death of a celebrity because they are not in our lives firsthand, but the effects of the death of a celebrity has on us are really long-lasting and underlying. When a celebrity dies, it means that whatever films they were working on may never be completed, or if they were completed, it is their very last film. They will never ever make another film again. The last film portrays the last bit of life they lived before their real life took a turn for the worst and death became imminent.

Celebrities will always be fascinating to us and they will always become legends in their own right. The job of a celebrity is tough, but can be rewarding. While the fame and fortune may be appealing, celebrities may drop out of the spotlight in order to avoid the attention, stress, the lack of privacy, or just to experience a "normal" life again. Even dropping out from the spotlight does not guarantee that they can avoid publicity. The media and tabloids have only increased publicity with advancing technology and companies willing to pay big bucks for any celebrity gossip. Celebrities are entertainers and are almost always remembered for the characters they played. We love them and they are a part of our everyday lives. We never think that they can or will die, but all celebrities will die eventually. Sometimes we even remember the exact day when they died and what we were doing when we found out they had passed away. When they die, a part of us dies and we are saddened by their death. We may feel as if our own family member passed away and we were all hopeless to do anything about it. We will never see them in another movie or show again. Although we didn’t know them personally, they are personal to us. We only have their memories to live with through their past films. Your favorite celebrities will die and continue to die throughout your lifetime until eventually, you succumb to the same fate as well.

No one really knows when or how they will die. It is normally never planned. No one can predict their own death, but we all have a very short time on this Earth, and what we do with our time can matter if we make it matter, especially if it makes a positive lasting impact for future generations. In the end, we all must accept the fact that we die. Everyone dies.

In loving and cherished memory of all these amazing celebrities who once wandered this Earth... and left a legacy in one form or another. The following is a list of beloved celebrities.  They may be gone, but they will never be forgotten.

This list is far from complete, but gives you an idea of all the celebrities we have lost in the last century since the film industry began to grant people celebrity status. It does not include music artists, directors, screenwriters, writers, or playwrights.  For a list of several music celebrities who died young and became legends in their own right, take a look at A Closer Look: The Role Of Drugs In Making The Infamous 27 Club [Infographic].

Celebrity Last Movie(s) Cause of Death
Philip Orin Parmelee [1887 - 1912 (25)] A Dash Through the Clouds (1912) Plane Crash
Grace McHugh [1898 - 1914 (16)] Across the Border (1914) Quicksand incident led to Drowning
Harold Lockwood [1887 - 1918 (31)] The Great Romance (1919), Shadows of Suspicion (1919), and A Man of Honor (1919) Spanish Influenza
Lamar Johnstone [1885 - 1919 (34)] Lone Star Ranger (1919), Wolves of the Night (1919), The Last of the Duanes (1919), and The Spite Bride (1919)
William Stowell [1885 - 1919 (34)] Paid in Advance (1919) Train Accident
Ormer Locklear [1891 - 1920 (28)] The Skywayman (1920) Plane Crash
Olive Thomas [1894 - 1920 (25)] The Flapper (1920), Darling Mine (1920), and Everybody's Sweetheart (1920) Accidental ingestion of mercury bichloride liquid solution
Robert Harron [1893 - 1920 (27)] Coincidence (1921) Suicide by Gun
Rudolph Christians [1869 - 1921 (52)] Foolish Wives (1922) Pneumonia
Bobby Connelly [1909 - 1922 (13)] Wildness of Youth (1922) Bronchitis brought on by years of Endocarditis
Martha Mansfield [1899 - 1923 (24)] The Warrens of Virginia (1924) Toxemia and burns of the extremities
Frank Hayes [1871 - 1923 (52)] Greed (1924) Pneumonia
Lucille Ricksen [1910 - 1925 (14)] The Denial (1925) Tuberculosis
Rudolph Valentino [1895 - 1926 (31)] Son of the Sheik (1926) Peritonitis
Rex Cherryman [1896 - 1928 (31)] Two Masters (1928) Septic Poisoning
Ward Crane [1890 - 1928 (38)] The Rush Hour (1928) Pleurisy
George Nichols [1864 - 1927 (63)] The Wedding March (1928)
Hughie Mack [1884 - 1927 (42)] The Wedding March (1928) Cardiovascular Disease
Gladys Brockwell [1893 - 1929 (35)] The Hottentot (1929), The Argyle Case (1929), and The Drake Case (1929) Automobile Accident and eventually Peritonitis
Milton Sills [1882 - 1930 (48)] The Sea Wolf (1930) Heart Attack
Tyrone Power, Sr. [1869 - 1931 (62)] The Miracle Man (1932) Heart Attack
Peg Entwistle [1908 - 1932 (24)] Thirteen Women (1932) Suicide jumping off the Hollywood sign
Lew Cody [1884 - 1934 (50)] Shoot the Works (1934) Heart Disease
Dorothy Dell [1915 - 1934 (19)] Shoot the Works (1934) Car Accident
Russ Columbo [1908 - 1934 (26)] Wake Up and Dream (1934) Peculiar Shooting Accident by his longtime friend Lansing Brown
Gerald du Maurier [1873 - 1934 (61)] Jew Suss (1934) Colon Cancer
Lilyan Tashman [1896 - 1934 (37)] Frankie and Johnnie (1936) Abdominal Cancer
Will Rogers [1879 - 1935 (55)] Steamboat Round the Bend (1935) and In Old Kentucky (1935) Airplane Crash
Thelma Todd [1906–1935 (29)] All-American Toothache (Short) (1936) and The Bohemian Girl (1936) Accidental Carbon Monoxide Poisoning
Tammany Young [1886 - 1936 (49)] Counterfeit (1936) and Poppy (1936) Heart Attack
Henry B. Walthall [1878 - 1936 (58)] The Devil-Doll (1936) Influenza & Nervous Condition
Jean Harlow [1911 - 1937 (26)] Saratoga (1937) Kidney Failure
Sirkka Sari [1920 - 1939 (19)] Rikas tyttö (1939) Mistakenly climbed into what she thought was a chimney, but it was actually a heating boiler furnace.
Carole Lombard [1908 – 1942 (33)] To Be or Not to Be (1942) Plane Crash
David Bacon [1914 - 1943 (29)] The Masked Marvel (1943) Unsolved Murder, Lung Punctured with Knife
Dick Purcell [1908 - 1944 (35)] Captain America (1944) Heart Attack
Lupe Vélez [1908–1944 (36)] Nana (1944) Found out she was pregnant, thought she could not handle having a baby, and later committed suicide by taking sleeping pills.
Laird Cregar [1913 - 1944 (31)] Hangover Square (1945) Stomach Surgery and Methamphetamines
Mildred Harris [1901 - 1944 (42)] Having A Wonderful Crime (1945) Pneumonia
Rondo Hatton [1894 - 1946 (51)] House of Horrors (1946) and The Brute Man (1946) Heart Attack due to Acromegaly
Lionel Atwill [1885 - 1946 (61)] Lost City of the Jungle (1946) Pneumonia Caused by Poor Health due to Lung Cancer
Mark Hellinger [1903 - 1947 (44)] The Naked City (1948) Heart Attack
Carole Landis [1919 - 1948 (29)] Noose (1948) and Brass Monkey (1948) Overdose of Seconal
Harry Carey [1878 - 1947 (69)] Red River (1948) and So Dear to My Heart (1948) Combination of Lung Cancer, Emphysema, and Coronary Thrombosis
Dink Trout [1898 - 1950 (51)] Alice in Wonderland (1951)
Robert Walker [1918 - 1951 (32)] My Son John (1952) Allergic Reaction to Sodium Amytal prescribed by his psychiatrist
Pierre Renoir [1885 - 1952 (66)] Judgement of God (1952) Complications from a Kidney Operation
James Dean [1931 - 1955 (24)] Rebel Without a Cause (1955) and Giant (1956) Automobile Accident
Robert Newton [1905 - 1956 (50)] Around the World in 80 Days (1956) Heart Attack brought on by Chronic Alcoholism
Judy Tyler [1932 - 1957 (24)] Bop Girl Goes Calypso (1957) and Jailhouse Rock (1957) Automobile Accident
Lou Costello [1906 - 1959 (52)] The 30 Foot Bride of Candy Rock (1959) and The World of Abbott and Costello (1965) Heart Attack
Bela Lugosi [1882 - 1956 (73)] Plan 9 from Outer Space (1959) Heart Attack
Gérard Philipe [1922 - 1959 (36)] La Fièvre Monte à El Pao (1959) Liver Cancer
Tyrone Power Jr. [1914 - 1958 (44)] Solomon and Sheba (1959) Heart Attack
Errol Flynn [1909 – 1959 (50)] Goodyear Theatre (TV Series) (1959) and Cuban Rebel Girls (1959) Heart Attack
Clark Gable [1901 - 1960 (59)] The Misfits (1961) Heart Attack
Gary Cooper [1901 - 1961 (60)] Naked Edge (1961) Prostate Cancer
Henry F. Ashurst [1874 - 1962 (87)] Advise & Consent (1962)
Charles Laughton [1899 - 1962 (63)] Advise & Consent (1962) Bone Cancer
Marilyn Monroe [1926 - 1962 (36)] Something's Got to Give (Short) Barbiturate overdose
Pedro Armendáriz [1912 - 1963 (51)] From Russia with Love (1963) Cancer
Sabu Dastagir [1924 - 1963 (39)] A Tiger Walks (1964) Heart Attack
Alan Ladd [1913–1964 (51)] The Carpetbaggers (1964) Accidental Drug Overdose
Peter Lorre [1904 - 1964 (59)] Muscle Beach Party (1964) and The Patsy (1964) Stroke
Cedric Hardwicke [1893 - 1964 (71)] The Pumpkin Eater (1964) Emphysema
Paul Mantz [1903 - 1965 (61)] The Flight of the Phoenix (stunt double: James Stewart - uncredited) / (stunts - uncredited) (1965) Aircraft Crash
Milos Milos [1941 - 1966 (24)] The Russians Are Coming, the Russians Are Coming (1966) and Incubus (1966) Suicide by .38 Caliber Revolver
Buster Keaton [1895 - 1966 (70)] A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to the Forum (1966) Lung Cancer
John Reynolds [1941–1966 (25)] Manos: The Hands of Fate (1966) Suicide
Montgomery Clift [1920 - 1966 (45)] The Defector (1966) Occlusive coronary artery disease
Duncan Macrae [1905 - 1967 (62)] Casino Royale (1967)
Ed Wynn [1886 - 1966 (79)] The Gnome-Mobile (1967) Throat Cancer
Verna Felton [1890 - 1966 (76)] The Jungle Book (1967) Stroke
Walt Disney [1901 - 1966 (65)] The Jungle Book (1967) Lung Cancer
Spencer Tracy [1900 - 1967 (67)] Guess Who's Coming to Dinner (1967) Heart Attack and Emphysema
Jayne Mansfield [1933 – 1967 (34)] A Guide for the Married Man (1967) Traffic Accident
Françoise Dorléac [1942 - 1967 (25)] The Young Girls of Rochefort (1967) and Billion Dollar Brain (1967) Incineration during Automobile Accident
Bert Lahr [1895 - 1967 (72)] The Night They Raided Minsky's (1968) Pneumonia and Undiagnosed Terminal Cancer
Al Mulock [1926 - 1968 (41)] Once Upon a Time in the West (1968) Suicide by Jumping from a height, but died due to a broken rib piercing through a lung
Ramon Novarro [1899–1968 (69)] The High Chaparral (TV Series) (1968) Murdered, died as a result of Asphyxiation - choking on his own blood after being beaten to near death
Albert Dekker [1905 - 1968 (62)] The Wild Bunch (1969) Autoerotic Asphyxiation
Sharon Tate [1943 - 1969 (26)] The Thirteen Chairs (1969) Homicide: Murdered, Stabs to the heart, liver and lungs, causing massive hemorrhage
Ruth White [1914 - 1969 (55)] The Pursuit of Happiness (1971) Cancer
Boris Karloff [1887 - 1969 (81)] Isle of the Snake People (1971) and The Incredible Invasion (1971) Pneumonia
Pete Duel [1940–1971 (31)] Alias Smith and Jones (TV Series) (1971-1972) Self-inflicted gunshot wound
Edward G. Robinson [1893 - 1973 (79)] Soylent Green (1973) Bladder Cancer
Bruce Lee [1940 - 1973 (32)] Enter the Dragon (1973) and Game of Death (1978) Cerebral edema, due to a severe allergic reaction to an Equagesic tablet
Sal Mineo [1939 – 1976 (37)] Ellery Queen (TV Series) (1976), Joe Forrester (TV Series) (1976) Homicide: Murdered by knife blade, which struck him in the heart, and led to fatal internal bleeding
Joe Flynn [1924 - 1974 (49)] The Strongest Man in the World (1975) and The Rescuers (1977) Drowning while Swimming, caused by a Heart Attack
Bee Duffell [1914 - 1974 (60)] Monty Python and the Holy Grail (1975)
William Redfield [1927 - 1976 (49)] Mr. Billion (1977) Leukemia
Zero Mostel [1915 - 1977 (62)] Watership Down (1978) Aortic Aneurysm
John Cazale [1935 - 1978 (42)] The Deer Hunter (1978) Bone Cancer
Robert Shaw [1927 - 1978 (51)] Force 10 from Navarone (1978) and Avalanche Express (1979) Heart Attack
Edgar Bergen [1903 - 1978 (75)] The Muppet Movie (1979) Kidney Disease
Richard Ward [1915 - 1979 (64)] Brubaker (1980) Heart Ailment
Steve McQueen [1930 - 1980 (50)] The Hunter (1980) Pleural Mesothelioma, a form of Lung Cancer connected with Asbestos
Dominique Dunne [1959 – 1982 (23)] Poltergeist (1982), The Shadow Riders (TV Movie) (1982), CHiPs (TV Series) (1982), The Quest (TV Series) (1982), and Hill Street Blues (TV Series) (1982) Murdered by her ex-boyfriend, Strangled and died due to Oxygen Deprivation to the Brain
Peter Sellers [1925 - 1980 (55)] The Fiendish Plot of Dr. Fu Manchu (1980), Trail of the Pink Panther (1982) Heart Attack
Dorothy Stratten [1960 - 1980 (20)] They All Laughed (1981) Murdered by Husband, 12 Gauge Mossberg Shotgun
Douglas Kenney [1946 – 1980 (33)] Heavy Metal (1981) Possible suicide but ruled accidental, fell from a thirty-foot cliff called the Hanapepe Lookout
Melvyn Douglas [1901 - 1981 (80)] Ghost Story (1981) Pneumonia and Cardiac Complications
Rainer Werner Fassbinder [1945 - 1982 (37)] Kamikaze 1989 (1982) Heart Failure due to a lethal mixture of sleeping pills and cocaine
Romy Schneider [1938 – 1982 (43)] La passante du Sans-Souci (1982) Cardiac Arrest from possible attempt at suicide by taking a lethal cocktail of alcohol and sleeping pills
Warren Oates [1928 - 1982 (53)] Blue Thunder (1983) and Tough Enough (1983) Heart Attack
Vic Morrow [1929 - 1982 (53)] Twilight Zone: The Movie (1983) Accidental Decapitation by Stunt Helicopter
Marty Feldman [1934 - 1982 (48)] Yellowbeard (1983) and Slapstick of Another Kind (1984) Heart Attack caused by Frightened State, also possibly brought on by shellfish poisoning
Natalie Wood [1938 - 1981 (43)] Brainstorm (1983) Death by Drowning and Hypothermia, possible Murder
Mike Kellin [1922 - 1983 (61)] Sleepaway Camp (1983) Lung Cancer
David Niven [1910 - 1983 (73)] Curse of the Pink Panther (1983) Motor Neurone Disease
Ralph Richardson [1902 - 1983 (80)] Greystoke: The Legend of Tarzan, Lord of the Apes (1984) and Give My Regards to Broad Street (1984) Stroke
Sunny Johnson [1953 – 1984 (30)] The Red-Light Sting (TV Movie) (1984) Burst Blood Vessel in Brain
Richard Burton [1925 - 1984 (58)] 1984 (1984) Brain Hemorrhage
Jon-Erik Hexum [1957 - 1984 (26)] Cover Up (TV Series) (1984) Accidental self-inflicted blank cartridge gunshot wound to the head while on set
Charlotte Long [1965 - 1984 (19)] The Chain (1984) Automobile Accident
James Mason [1909 - 1984 (75)] The Assisi Underground (1984), A.D. (1985), The Shooting Party (1985), and Dr. Fischer of Geneva (1985) Heart Attack
Dominique Laffin [1952 - 1985 (33)] Passage Secret (1985) Heart Attack
Ruth Gordon [1896 - 1985 (88)] Maxie (1985) and The Trouble with Spies (1987) Stroke
Lloyd Nolan [1902 - 1985 (83)] Hannah and Her Sisters (1986) Lung Cancer
Julian Beck [1925 - 1985 (60)] 9½ Weeks (1986) and Poltergeist II: The Other Side (1986) Stomach Cancer
Adolph Caesar [1933 - 1986 (52)] The Twilight Zone (TV Series) (1986), Fortune Dane (1986), ABC Afterschool Specials (TV Series) (1986), Club Paradise (1986) and Silverhawks (TV Series) (1986) Heart Attack
Orson Welles [1915 - 1985 (70)] The Transformers: The Movie (1986) and Someone to Love (1987) Heart Attack
James Coco [1930 - 1987 (56)] Hunk (1987), The Chair (1988) and That's Adequate (1989) Heart Attack
Dick Shawn [1923 - 1987 (63)] Maid to Order (1987) and Rented Lips (1988) Heart Attack
Charles Ludlam [1943 - 1987 (44)] The Big Easy (1987) and She Must Be Seeing Things (1988) AIDS
Herb Vigran [1910 - 1986 (76)] Amazon Women on the Moon (1987) Cancer
Cathryn Damon [1930 - 1987 (56)] She's Having a Baby (1988) Ovarian Cancer
Heather O'Rourke [1975 - 1988 (12)] Poltergeist III (1988) Cardiac arrest caused by septic shock due to intestinal stenosis
Judith Barsi [1978 - 1988 (10)] The Land Before Time (1988) and All Dogs Go to Heaven (1989) Murdered by father, gunshot to the head
Angela Aames [1956–1988 (32)] Flex (1988) Heart Disease
Anne Ramsey [1929 - 1988 (59)] Scrooged (1988), Another Chance (1989), Meet the Hollowheads (1989), and Homer & Eddie (1989) Esophageal Cancer
John Houseman [1902 - 1988 (66)] Scrooged (1988), Another Woman (1988) and The Naked Gun: From the Files of Police Squad! (1988) Spinal Cancer
Nathan Cook [1950 – 1988 (38)] Hotel (TV Series) (1983-1988) Severe Allergic Reaction to Penicillin
Kenneth McMillan [1932 - 1989 (56)] Three Fugitives (1989) Liver Disease
Roy Kinnear [1934 - 1988 (54)] The Return of the Musketeers (1989) and The Princess and the Goblin (1992) Heart Attack caused by falling off a horse and breaking his pelvis
Trinidad Silva, Jr. [1950 - 1988 (38)] UHF (1989) Car Accident
Rebecca Schaeffer [1967 – 1989 (21)] Scenes from the Class Struggle in Beverly Hills (1989), Voyage of Terror: The Achille Lauro Affair (TV Movie) (1990), and The End of Innocence (1990) Homicide: Murdered by Gun Wound to the Chest
Lee Van Cleef [1925 - 1989 (64)] Thieves of Fortune (1990) Heart Attack
Merritt R. Butrick [1959 - 1989 (29)] Death Spa (1989) AIDS-related Toxoplasmosis
Valérie Quennessen [1957 – 1989 (31)] Haute Tension (TV Series) (1989) Car Accident
David Rappaport [1951 - 1990 (38)] Captain Planet and the Planeteers (TV Series) (1990-1991) Sucide by gunshot to the chest
George O'Hanlon [1912 - 1989 (76)] Jetsons: The Movie (1990) Stroke
Mel Blanc [1908 -1989 (81)] Jetsons: The Movie (1990) Coronary Heart Disease and Emphysema
Robin Harris [1953 - 1990 (36)] Mo' Better Blues (1990) Heart Attack
Raymond St. Jacques [1930 - 1990 (60)] Voodoo Dawn (1991) and Timebomb (1991) Lymphoma
Kevin Peter Hall [1955 – 1991 (35)] Highway to Hell (1991) Contracted HIV from blood transfusion and died of AIDs-related pneumonia
Brad Davis [1949 - 1991 (41)] The Habitation of Dragons (TV Movie) (1992) Assisted Suicide by intentional Drug Overdose while dying of AIDS
Colleen Dewhurst [1924 - 1991 (67)] Bed & Breakfast (1992) Cervical Cancer
John Elroy Sanford (Redd Foxx) [1922 - 1991 (68)] The Royal Family (TV Series) (1991) Heart Attack
Teddy Wilson [1943 – 1991 (47)] Life Stinks (1991), A Fond Little Memory (Short) (1991), The Vagrant (1992), and Blood In, Blood Out (1993) Stroke
Cleavon Little [1939 – 1992 (53)] Tales from the Crypt (TV Series) (1992) Colorectal Cancer
Robert Reed [1932 – 1992 (60)] Jake and the Fatman (TV Series) (1987 - 1992) Colon Cancer with HIV / AIDS as a significant contributing factor
Larry Riley [1953 - 1992 (38)] Knots Landing (TV Series) (1988 - 1992) HIV / AIDs-related renal failure
Daniel Pollock [1969–1992 (23)] Romper Stomper (1992) Suicide by Train
Vincent Price [1911 - 1993 (82)] The Thief and the Cobbler (1993) Lung Cancer, Emphysema, and Parkinson's Disease
Fred Gwynne [1926 - 1993 (66)] The Munsters (TV Series) (1964 - 2007) Pancreatic Cancer
Richard Jordan [1937 - 1993 (56)] Gettysburg (1993) Brain Cancer
River Phoenix [1970 - 1993 (23)] Silent Tongue (1994) Heroin and cocaine overdose
Brandon Lee [1965 - 1993 (28)] The Crow (1994) Accidental Shooting on Set
Don Ameche [1908 - 1993 (85)] Corrina, Corrina (1994) Prostate Cancer
Steve James [1952 - 1993 (41)] Bloodfist V: Human Target (Video) (1994) and M.A.N.T.I.S. (TV Movie) (1994) Pancreatic Cancer
André the Giant [1946 - 1993 (46)] Trading Mom (1994) Congestive Heart Failure
John Candy [1950 - 1994 (43)] Wagons East! (1994) and Canadian Bacon (1995) Heart Attack
Anita Morris [1943 - 1994 (50)] Radioland Murders (1994) Ovarian Cancer
Jessica Tandy [1909 - 1994 (85)] Camilla (1994) and Nobody's Fool (1994) Ovarian Cancer
Raúl Juliá [1940 - 1994 (54)] Street Fighter (1994) and Down Came a Blackbird (1995) Stroke
Woody Strode [1914 - 1994 (80)] The Quick and the Dead (1995) Lung Cancer
Ed Flanders [1934 - 1995 (60) Bye Bye Love (1995) Suicide by Gunshot wound
Pat Buttram [1915 - 1994 (78)] A Goofy Movie (1995) Renal Failure
Donald Pleasence [1919 - 1995 (75)] Halloween: The Curse of Michael Myers (1995) Heart Failure
Elizabeth Montgomery [1933 – 1995 (62)] Deadline for Murder: From the Files of Edna Buchanan (TV Movie) (1995) and Batman: The Animated Series (TV Series) (1995) Cancer
Mary Wickes [1910 - 1995 (85)] The Hunchback of Notre Dame (1996) Kidney failure, massive gastrointestinal bleeding, severe low blood pressure, ischemic cardiomyopathy, anemia and breast cancer
Barton Heyman [1937 - 1996 (60)] Rescuing Desire (1996) Heart Attack
Bibi Besch [1940 - 1996 (56)] California Myth (1999) Breast Cancer
Bob Hannah [1939 - 1996 (57)] Fled (1999)
Haing S. Ngor [1939 - 1996 (56)] Hit Me (1999) Murder, Assassination
Harvey Vernon [1927 - 1996 (69)] Cosby (TV Series) (1999) Heart Failure
Margaux Hemingway [1954 - 1996 (42)] Dangerous Cargo (1996) Suicide by Overdose of Phenobarbital
Rosalind Cash [1938 – 1995 (56)] Circle of Pain (TV Movie) (1996) Cancer
Tupac Shakur [1971 - 1996 (25)] Bullet (1996), Gridlock'd (1997) and Gang Related (1997) Gunshot wounds
Ben Johnson [1918 - 1996 (77)] The Evening Star (1996) Heart Attack
Howard E. Rollins Jr. [1950 - 1996 (46)] Harambee! (TV Movie) (1996) Complications from Lymphoma
Jack Nance [1943 - 1996 (53)] Lost Highway (1997) Subdural Hematoma
Jason Bernard [1938 - 1996 (58)] Liar Liar (1997) Heart Attack
Jeri Gray Sprung (1997) Subdural Hematoma
Brian Keith [1921 - 1997 (75)] Spider-Man (TV Series) (1995 - 1998) and Follow Your Heart (1999) Suicide by Gunshot Wound
Edward Mulhare [1923 - 1997 (74)] Out to Sea (1997) Lung Cancer
Dana Hill [1964 - 1996 (32)] Duckman: Private Dick/Family Man (TV Series) (1994-1997) Stroke after Complications from Diabetes
Robert Ridgely [1931 - 1997 (65)] Fire Down Below (1997) and Boogie Nights (1997) Cancer
William Hickey [1927 - 1997 (69)] Mouse Hunt (1997) Emphysema and Bronchitis
Chris Farley [1964 - 1997 (33)] Almost Heroes (1998) and Dirty Work (1998) Cocaine and Morphine Overdose
J. T. Walsh [1943 - 1998 (54)] The Negotiator (1998) and Pleasantville (1998) Heart Attack
Phil Hartman [1948 - 1998 (49)] Small Soldiers (1998) and Kiki's Delivery Service (1998) Murdered by wife, shot twice in the head, once in side with a .38 Caliber Handgun
Roddy McDowall [1928 - 1998 (70)] A Bug's Life (1998) Natural Causes
Lloyd Bridges [1913 - 1998 (85)] Jane Austen's Mafia! (1998) and Meeting Daddy (2000) Natural Causes
Mary Frann [1943 - 1998 (55)] Beyond Belief: Fact or Fiction (TV Series) (2000) Heart Attack and Undiagnosed Scarring of the Heart Muscle Tissue
Shari Lewis [1933 - 1998 (65)] Wrongfully Accused (1998) Viral pneumonia
Michelle Thomas [1968 – 1998 (30)] Unbowed (1999) Cancer
David Strickland [1969 - 1999 (29)] Suddenly Susan (TV Series) (1996-1999) and Delivered (1999) Suicide by Hanging
George C. Scott [1927 - 1999 (71)] Inherit the Wind (TV Movie) (1999) Ruptured Abdominal Aortic Aneurysm
Mary Kay Bergman [1961 - 1999 (38)] Toy Story 2 (1999), Scooby-Doo and the Alien Invaders (2000; direct-to-video), Lady and the Tramp II: Scamp's Adventure (2001; direct-to-video) and Balto II: Wolf Quest (2002; direct-to-video) Suicide by Mossberg 12-gauge shotgun
Oliver Reed [1938 - 1999 (61)] Gladiator (2000) Heart Attack
Bob Peck [1945 - 1999 (53)] The Miracle Maker (2000) Undisclosed Type of Cancer
David Dukes [1945 - 2000 (55)] Alex in Wonder (2001), The Lot (TV Series) (2001), and Rose Red (TV Mini-Series) (2002) Heart Attack
Robert L. Manahan [1956 - 2000 (43)] James Brown: Live from the House of Blues (Video documentary) (sound) (2000) Aneurysm of Heart
Jim Varney [1949 - 2000 (50)] Daddy and Them (2001) and Atlantis: The Lost Empire (2001) Lung Cancer
Michael Cuccione [1985 - 2001 (16)] 2gether: The Series (TV Series) (2000 - 2001) Respiratory Failure after a Minor Car Accident
Dana Plato [1964 – 1999 (35)] Pacino Is Missing (2002) Suicide by Overdose of Prescription Drugs Vanadom (Soma) and Lorta
Lois Hamilton [1952 – 1999 (47)] Bob's Night Out (2004) Suicide by Fatal Overdose of Sleeping Pills
Justin Pierce [1975 – 2000 [25]) This Is How the World Ends (TV Movie) (2000) and Looking for Leonard (2002) Suicide by Hanging
Beah Richards [1920 – 2000 (80)] The Practice (TV Series) (2000) Emphysema
Walter Matthau [1920 – 2000 (79)] Hanging Up (2000) Heart Attack
Paul Bartel [1938 - 2000 (61)] Dinner and a Movie (2001) and Perfect Fit (2001) Heart Attack after Liver Cancer surgery
Aaliyah [1979 - 2001 (22)] Queen of the Damned (2002) Plane Crash
Dudley Moore [1935 – 2002 (66)] Oscar's Orchestra (TV Series) (2002) Progressive Supranuclear Palsy
Richard Harris [1930 - 2002 (72)] Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets (2002), Caesar (TV Movie) (2002), and Kaena: The Prophecy (2003) Hodgkin's Disease and Pneumonia
Merlin Santana [1976 - 2002 (26)] Half & Half (TV Series) (2002) and The Blues (2003) Homicide: Murder by Gunshot wound to the Head
Robert Urich [1946 - 2002 (55)] Aftermath (TV Movie) (2003) Synovial Cell Sarcoma, a Rare form of Cancer that attacks soft tissue
Katrin Cartlidge [1961 – 2002 (41)] Dimension 1991-2024 (Video short) Sepsis, Pneumonia
Royce D. Applegate [1939 - 2003 (63)] Gods and Generals (2003), Seabiscuit (2003), Intolerable Cruelty (2003), and Purgatory Flats (2003) Fire
Fred "Rerun" Berry [1951 - 2003 (52)] Dickie Roberts: Former Child Star (2003) Stroke
Trevor Goddard [1962 – 2003 (41)] Flexing with Monty (Video) (2010) and Pirates of the Caribbean: The Curse of the Black Pearl (2003) Accidental Drug Overdose of Heroin, Cocaine, Temazepam, and Vicodin
Jaclyn Linetsky [1986 –2003 (17)] 15/Love (TV Series) (2004) and Caillou (TV Series) (2004-2008) Car Accident
Vadim Schneider [1986 –2003 (17)] 15/Love (TV Series) (2004) Car Accident
Lynne Thigpen [1948 - 2003 (54)] Anger Management (2003) Acute Cardiac Dysfunction, Non-traumatic Systemic And Spontaneous Intraventricular Hemorrhage And Hemorrhage In The Brain
Glenn Quinn [1970 - 2002 (32)] Angel (TV Series) (1999 - 2003), Fair City (TV Series) (1997 - 2002), and R.S.V.P. (2002) Accidental Heroin Overdose
Gloria Foster [1933 - 2001 (67)] The Matrix Reloaded (2003) Diabetes
Kevin Smith (1963 – 2002 [39]) Riverworld (TV Movie) (2003) Fell off a prop on set, resulting in head injuries, coma, and eventually succumbed to death
Johnny Cash [1932 - 2003 (71)] The Hunted (2003) Complications from Diabetes
Dennis Fimple [1940 - 2002 (61)] House of 1000 Corpses (2003) and Escape to Grizzly Mountain (2004) Traffic Collision
LaWanda Page [1920 – 2002 (82)] West from North Goes South (2004) Complications from Diabetes
Wylie Draper [1969 – 1993 (24)] Red Shoe Diaries (TV Series) (1994) Rare form of Leukemia
Hume Cronyn [1911 - 2003 (91)] A Separate Peace (2004) Natural Causes
Gregory Hines [1946 - 2003 (57)] Little Bill (TV Series) (1999-2004) Liver Cancer
Michael Jeter [1952 - 2003 (50)] Open Range (2003) and The Polar Express (2004) Epileptic Seizure
Nell Carter [1948 - 2003 (54)] Back by Midnight (2004) Heart Disease complicated by Diabetes
John Ritter [1948 - 2003 (54)] Bad Santa (2003) and Clifford's Really Big Movie (2004) Aortic Dissection
Earl Hindman [1942 - 2003 (61)] Tim Allen Presents: A User's Guide to 'Home Improvement' (TV Movie) (2003) Lung Cancer
Lynne Thigpen [1948 - 2003 (54)] Anger Management (2003) Acute Cardiac Dysfunction, Non-traumatic Systemic And Spontaneous Intraventricular Hemorrhage And Hemorrhage In The Brain
Florence Stanley [1924 - 2003 (79)] Phil at the Gate (TV Movie) (2003), Atlantis: Milo's Return (Video) (2003), Down with Love (2003), and Law & Order II: Double or Nothing (Video Game) (2003) Stroke
Gordon Jump [1932 - 2003 (71)] Changing of the Guard (Short) (2004) Pulmonary Fibrosis leading to Respiratory Failure
Richard Crenna [1926 – 2003 (76)] Out of the Ashes (TV Movie) (2003) Heart Failure
Laurence Olivier [1907 - 1989 (82)] Sky Captain and the World of Tomorrow (2004) Cancer, Kidney Failure
Kellie Waymire [1967 - 2003 (36)] Everwood (TV Series) (2004) and Wonderfalls (TV Series) (2004) Undiagnosed Cardiac Arrhythmia (Cardiac Arrest), likely related to Mitral Valve Prolapse
Jonathan Brandis [1976 - 2003 (27)] Bad Girls From Valley High (2005) Suicide by Hanging, Died of Sustained Wounds from Hanging
Robert Pastorelli [1954 - 2004 (49)] Be Cool (2005) Fatal Blood Concentration of Morphine
Richard Biggs [1960 – 2004 (44)] Drake & Josh (TV Series) (2004) Aortic Dissection
Janet Leigh [1927 – 2004 (77)] Bad Girls from Valley High (2005) Heart Attack
Ossie Davis [1917 - 2005 (87)] The L Word (TV Series) (2004-2005) Heart Problems
Artimus Lamont Bentley [1973 – 2005 (31)] The Tenants (2005) and A Day in the Life (2009) Road Accident
Mariana Dimitrova [1953 - 2005 (51)] Six Feet Under (TV Series) (2005) Suicide
Marlon Brando [1924 - 2004 (80)] Superman II: The Richard Donner Cut (2006) Respiratory Failure
Eric Douglas [1958 – 2004 (46)] The Words Left Unsaid (Video short) (2007) Accidental Acute Intoxication from the combined effects of Alcohol, Tranquilizers and Painkillers
Tara Correa-McMullen [1989 – 2005 (16)] Zoey 101 (TV Series), Judging Amy (TV Series) (2005) and Rebound (2005) Murdered: Shot to Death
Lane Smith [1936 – 2005 (69)] Well Received the Death of an Artist (2012) Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis (Lou Gehrig's Disease)
Mitch Hedberg [1968 - 2005 (37)] Lords of Dogtown (2005) Cocaine and Heroin Overdose
John Fiedler [1925 - 2005 (80)] Kronk's New Groove (2005) Cancer
Vincent Schiavelli [1948 – 2005 (57)] Miracolo a Palermo! (2005), Golden Door (2006), Oliviero Rising (2007), and The Passport (Short) (2010) Lung Cancer
Rodney Dangerfield [1921 - 2004 (82)] Angels with Angles (2005) and The Onion Movie (2008) Heart Attack
Freddy Soto [1970 - 2005 (35)] Live from the Laugh Factory: Vol 1 (Video) (2006) Died in sleep from a mixture of alcohol, Xanax and fentanyl
Brock Peters [1927 – 2005 (78)] Borg War (Video) (2006) Pancreatic Cancer
Miriam Byrd-Nethery [1929 - 2003 (73)] Vic (Short) (2006) Undisclosed Causes
Michael Taliferro [1961 - 2006 (44)] Ascension Day (2007) and A Day in the Life (2009) Stroke
Andreas Katsulas [1946 – 2006 (59)] 24: The Game (Video Game) (2006) and Splinter Cell: Double Agent (Video Game) (voice) (2006) Lung Cancer
Bruno Kirby [1949 - 2006 (57)] Entourage (TV Series) (2006) Complications Related to Leukemia
Richard Bright [1937 - 2006 (68)] Day on Fire (2006) Hit by Rear Wheel of a Tour Bus
Dana Reeve [1961 - 2006 (44)] Everyone's Hero (2006) Lung Cancer
John Spencer [1946 - 2005 (58)] The West Wing (TV Series) (1999 - 2006) Heart Attack
Peter Jennings [1938 – 2005 (67)] Peter Jennings Reporting: Breakdown - America's Health Insurance Crisis (TV Movie) (2005) Lung Cancer
Nicole DeHuff [1975 - 2005 (30)] Unbeatable Harold (2006) Misdiagnosed Pneumonia leading to Staph Infection and Cardiac Arrest
Pat Morita [1932 - 2005 (73)] American Fusion (2005), Spymate (2006), Only the Brave (2006), 18 Fingers of Death! (Video) (2006), SpongeBob SquarePants (TV Series) (2006), Kingdom Hearts II: Final Mix+ (Video Game) (2007), Royal Kill (2009), Act Your Age (2009), and Blunt Movie (2013) Kidney Failure
Steve Irwin [1962 - 2006 (44)] Happy Feet (2006) Stingray Accident
Joe Ranft [1960 - 2005 (45)] Cars (2006) Car Accident
Bob Papenbrook [1955 - 2006 (50)] Stranger Than Fiction (2006) and Splinter Cell: Double Agent (Video Game) (2006) Chronic Lung Complications
Edward Albert [1951 - 2006 (55)] A-List (2006), Sea of Fear (2006), Fighting Words (2007), Chinaman's Chance: America's Other Slaves (2008), Bullets & Butterflies (Short) (2008), and Street Poet (2010) Lung Cancer
Machiko Soga [1938 - 2006 (68)] Power Rangers Mystic Force (TV Series) (2006) Pancreatic Cancer
Aaron Spelling [1923 - 2006 (83)] 7th Heaven (TV Series) (executive producer - 221 episodes) (1996 - 2006), Split Decision (TV Movie) (producer) (2006), and Charmed (TV Series) (executive producer - 159 episodes) (1998-2006) Complications from a Stroke and Oral Cancer
Chris Penn [1965 - 2006 (40)] The Darwin Awards (2006) and King of Sorrow (2007) Heart Disease
Marlon Brando [1924 - 2004 (80)] Superman II: The Richard Donner Cut (2006) Respiratory Failure
Christopher Reeve [1952 - 2004 (52)] Superman II: The Richard Donner Cut (2006) Heart Attack
Kaisa Hämäläinen [1988 - 2004 (15)] Kotikatu (TV Series) (2013)
Wendie Jo Sperber [1958 – 2005 (47)] American Dad! (TV Series) (2006) and Take 22: Behind the Scenes of Sequestered (Video) (2010) Breast Cancer
Patrick Cranshaw [1919 - 2005 (86)] Air Buddies (2006) Pneumonia
Matthew McGrory [1973 - 2005 (32)] Existence (Short) (2006), Andre: Heart of the Giant (2007), and DarkPlace (Video) (2007) Natural Causes
Josh Ryan Evans [1982 - 2002 (20)] Passions (TV Series) (1999 - 2006) Congenital Heart Condition
Don Knotts [1925 - 2006 (81)] Air Buddies (2006) Lung Cancer
Evel Knievel [1938 – 2007 (69)] Oscar's Orchestra (TV Series) (2002) Idiopathic Pulmonary Fibrosis
Richard Jeni [1957 - 2007 (49)] Chasing Robert (2007) Suicide by Gunshot Wound to the Head
Chaney Kley [1972 – 2007 (34)] The Shield (TV Series) (2005-2008) and One Way to Valhalla (2009) Sleep Apnea
Roscoe Lee Browne [1922 - 2007 (84)] Epic Movie (2007), Side Order of Life (TV Series) (2007), and The Telemarketers: 36 Hrs (Video) (2009) Stomach Cancer
Anna Nicole Smith [1967 - 2007 (39)] Illegal Aliens (2007) Combined Drug Intoxication with the Sleeping Medication Chloral Hydrate
Adrienne Shelly [1966 - 2006 (40)] Waitress (2007) Murdered by Strangulation and Hanging
Paul Gleason [1939 - 2006 (67)] Abominable (2006), The Book of Caleb (2008), and The Passing (2011) Pleural Mesothelioma, a form of Lung Cancer connected with Asbestos
Mako Iwamatsu [1933 - 2006 (72)] TMNT (2007) Esophageal Cancer
Greg Giraldo [1965 - 2010 (44)] Drive/II (TV Movie) (2006), What Blows Up Must Come Down! (Short) (2008), and Z Rock (TV Series) (2008) Accidental Overdose on Prescription Medication
Peter Boyle [1935 - 2006 (71)] All Roads Lead Home (2008) Multiple Myeloma
Anne Bancroft [1931 - 2005 (73)] Delgo (2008) Uterine Cancer
John Vernon [1932 - 2005 (72)] Delgo (2008) Complications after Heart Surgery
Calvin Lockhart [1934 – 2007 (72)] Rain (2008) Complications of a Stroke
Charlton Heston [1923 – 2008 (85)] Genghis Khan: The Story of a Lifetime (2010) Prostate Cancer and Alzheimer's Disease
Bettie Page [1923 – 2008 (85)] Bettie Page Reveals All (Documentary) (2012) Pneumonia and Heart Attack
Heath Ledger [1979 - 2008 (28)] The Dark Knight (2008) and The Imaginarium of Doctor Parnassus (2009) Prescription drug intoxication
Stanley Kamel [1943 - 2008 (65)] The Urn (2008) Heart Attack
Christopher Allport [1947 - 2008 (60)] Garden Party (2008) Avalanche
Eartha Kitt [1927 – 2008 (81)] The Emperor's New School (TV Series) (2006 - 2008) and The Wonder Pets (TV Series) (2009) Colon Cancer
Ricardo Montalban [1920 – 2009 (88)] American Dad! (TV Series) (2009) Congestive Heart Failure
Lorena Gale [1958 – 2009 (51)] Mistresses (TV Movie) (2009) and Scooby-Doo! The Mystery Begins (TV Movie) (2009) Throat Cancer
Ron Silver [1946 - 2009 (62)] A Secret Promise (2009) Esophageal Cancer
Patrick Swayze [1952 - 2009 (57)] Powder Blue (2009) Pancreatic Cancer
Lou Albano [1933 - 2009 (76)] Hot Ice, No-one Is Safe (2010) Heart Attack
Harve Presnell [1933 - 2009 (75)] Glenn Martin DDS (TV Series) (2010) and Love Ranch (2010) Pancreatic cancer
David Carradine [1936 - 2009 (72)] Six Days in Paradise (2010), Money To Burn (2010), Detention (2010), True Legend (2010), Dinocroc vs. Supergator (TV Movie) (2010), No Clean Break (TV Series) (2010), Stretch (2011), Highway To Hell (Video) (2012), Night of the Templar (2012), Mata Hari (2014) Autoerotic Asphyxiation
Marilyn Chambers [1952 - 2009 (56)] Solitaire (2013) Cerebral Hemorrhage following Aortic Aneurysm
Brad Renfro [1982 - 2008 (25)] The Informers (2008) Heroin overdose
Don S. Davis [1942 - 2008 (65)] Stargate: Continuum (2008), Far Cry (2008), The Uninvited (2009), Wyvern (TV Movie) (2009), Stargate SG-1: Children of the Gods - Final Cut (Video) (2009), and Woodshop (2010) Heart Attack
Bernie Mac [1957 - 2008 (50)] Soul Men (2008), Madagascar: Escape 2 Africa (2008), and Old Dogs (2009) Sarcoidosis Complicated by Pneumonia
Isaac Hayes [1942 - 2008 (65)] Soul Men (2008) Stroke
Guillaume Depardieu [1971 - 2008 (37)] The Childhood of Icarus (2009) and A Real Life (2009) Pneumonia
George Carlin [1937 - 2008 (71)] Thomas & Friends: Percy's Ghostly Trick (2008) and Mater's Tall Tales (TV Series) (2010) Cardiac Arrest
Bea Arthur [1922 - 2009 (86)] Entertainment Tonight (TV Series) (2009-2010), The View (TV Series) (2010), Uncle Bob (Documentary) (2010), Inside the Actors Studio (TV Series) (2010), The Joy Behar Show (TV Series) (2010-2011), Betty White's 90th Birthday: A Tribute to America's Golden Girl (TV Special) (2012), Piers Morgan Tonight (TV Series) (2012), Betty White's 2nd Annual 90th Birthday (TV Movie) (2013), American Masters (TV Series) (2012-2013), and Broadway: Beyond the Golden Age (Documentary) (post-production) (2014) Cancer
Rob Knox [1989 - 2008 (18)] Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince (2009) Murdered, Stabbed to Death
Rudy Ray Moore [1927 – 2008 (81)] It Came from Trafalgar (2009) Complications from Diabetes
De'Angelo Wilson [1979 - 2008 (29)] Falling Away (2012) Suicide by Hanging
Karl Malden [1912 – 2009 (97)] The Streets of the Invisibles (Short) (voice) (2011) Natural Causes
Walter Cronkite [1916 – 2009 (92)] Great Decisions (TV Series) (2009) Cerebrovascular Disease
Ed McMahon [1923 - 2009 (86)] Jelly (2010) Accumulation of various health problems
Billy Mays [1958 – 2009 (51)] Jelly (2010) Heart Disease
Lucy Gordon [1980 - 2009 (28)] Cinéman (2009) and Gainsbourg (Vie héroïque) (2010) Suicide by Hanging
Michael Jackson [1958 - 2009 (50)] Michael Jackson's This Is It (2009) Acute Propofol And Benzodiazepine Intoxication After Suffering Cardiac Arrest
Lita Tresierra [1977 - 2010 (33)] The Girl in the White Coat (2010) and The Factory (2011) Car Accident
Lita Tresierra [1977 - 2010 (33)] The Girl in the White Coat (2010) and The Factory (2011) Car Accident
Jennifer Lyon [1972 – 2010 (37)] Cannibal Feast (2011) Cancer
Andrew Koenig [1968 – 2010 (41)] DaZe: Vol. Too (sic) - NonSeNse (post-production) (2013) Suicide by Hanging
Corey Haim [1971 - 2010 (38)] Decisions (2011), Do Not Disturb (2013), and The Dead Sea (2014) Drug Abuse and Pneumonia
Jeff Conaway [1950 - 2011 (60)] Planet Houston (TV Series) (2012), Dante's Hell Animated (Short) (2013), Dante's Hell Documented (post-production) (2014), Sunset at Dawn (filming) (2014), and Dante's Purgatory Documented (post-production) (2015) Pneumonia
Maple Batalia [1992–2011 (18)] Diary of a Wimpy Kid: Rodrick Rules (2011) and The Secret Circle (TV Series) (2011) Murdered: Gunshot by Ex-boyfriend
Ryan Dunn [1977 – 2011 (34)] Close-Up (2011), The Bates Haunting (2012), and Booted (2013) Car Accident
Brittany Murphy [1977 - 2009 (32)] Deadline (2010) and Abandoned (2010) Cardiac Arrest
Gary Coleman [1968 - 2010 (42)] The Horrible Terrible Misadventures of David Atkins (TV Series) (2010), and Robot Chicken (TV Series) (2011) Epidural Hematoma
Johnny Palermo [1982 – 2009 (27)] Pizza with Bullets (post-production) (2014) Car Crash
Natasha Richardson [1963 - 2009 (45)] The Wildest Dream (2010) Epidural Hematoma
Dennis Hopper [1936 - 2010 (74)] Alpha and Omega (2010) and The Last Film Festival (2011) Prostate Cancer
Zelda Rubinstein [1933 - 2010 (76)] Strange Matters (post-production) (2014) Pre-existing Conditions brought on by a Mild Heart Attack
Maury Chaykin [1949 - 2010 (61)] Barney's Version (2010), Casino Jack (2010), Conduct Unbecoming (2010), and The Drunk and On Drugs Happy Fun Time Hour (2011) Complications of a Heart Valve Infection
Andy Whitfield [1971 – 2011 (40)] Spartacus: Gods of the Arena (TV Mini-Series) non-Hodgkin lymphoma
Jill Clayburgh [1944 - 2010 (66)] Love and Other Drugs (2010) and Bridesmaids (2011) Leukemia
Roy Scheider [1932 - 2008 (75)] Iron Cross (2011) Multiple myeloma
Pete Postlethwaite [1946 - 2011 (64)] Killing Bono (2011) Pancreatic Cancer
Leslie Nielsen [1926 - 2010 (84)] Stonerville (2011) and The Waterman Movie (2011) Pneumonia
Corin Redgrave [1939 – 2010 (70)] Moving On (TV Series) (2010) Prostate Cancer
Simon MacCorkindale [1952 – 2010 (58)] New Tricks (TV Series) (2010) Colorectal Cancer
Bubba Smith [1945 – 2011 (66)] DaZe: Vol. Too (sic) - NonSeNse (post-production) (2013) Acute Drug Intoxication (Phentermine) and Heart Disease
Bill Hunter [1940 - 2011 (71)] The Cup (2011) Cancer
Francesco Quinn [1963 - 2011 (48)] Transformers: Dark of the Moon (2011), Masterpiece Mystery (TV Series) (2011), and Roma nuda (2013) Heart Attack
Elisabeth Sladen [1946 – 2011 (65)] The Sarah Jane Adventures (TV Series) (2007-2011) Cancer
Heavy D [1967 – 2011 (65)] Are We There Yet? (TV Series) (2011), Law & Order: Special Victims Unit (TV Series) (2011), Tower Heist (2011), and H4 (2013) Pulmonary Embolism and Heart Disease
Marie-France Pisier [1944 - 2011 (66)] Paradis Criminel (TV Movie) (2012) Accidentally Drowned
Yekaterina Golubeva [1966 - 2011 (44)] House with a Turret (2012)
Maria Kwiatkowsky [1985 – 2011 (26)] Polizeiruf 110 (TV Series) (2012), The Invention of Love (2013), and Preis (Short) (2013) Sudden Death
Ernest Borgnine [1917 - 2012 (95)] SpongeBob SquarePants (TV Series) (1999 - 2012) Kidney Failure
Kathryn Joosten [1939 - 2012 (72)] Desperate Housewives (TV Series) (2005-2012) Lung Cancer
Lupe Ontiveros [1942 – 2012 (69)] Water & Power (2012) and Cry Now (post-production) (2013) Liver Cancer
Stephen Dunham [1964 – 2012 (48)] No Beers for Bradley (Short) (2013) and Workaholics (TV Series) (2011-2013) Heart Attack
Jessie "Jet Set" Hudson [1953 – 2012 (59)] Paranormal Activity 4 (2012) Heart Attack
Johnny Lewis [1983–2012 (28)] 186 Dollars to Freedom (2012) Accidental Fall
Michael Clarke Duncan [1957 - 2012 (54)] In the Hive (2012), Legend of Kung Fu Rabbit: Giving the Characters a Voice (Video short) (2013), A Resurrection (2013), From the Rough (2013), Ultimate Spider-Man (TV Series) (2013), Saints Row IV (Video Game) (2013), and The Challenger (post-production) (2013) Heart Attack
Whitney Houston [1963 - 2012 (48)] Sparkle (2012) Death from drowning in a bathtub, due to the effects of chronic cocaine use and heart disease
Jonathan Frid [1924 - 2012 (87)] Dark Shadows (2012) Pneumonia
Jonathan Hardy [1940 – 2012 (71)] Magical Tales (TV Series) (2012)
Janet Carroll [1940–2012 (71)] Laid Off (TV Series) (2012) Brain Tumor
John Ingle [1928–2012 (84)] General Hospital (TV Series) (1996-2012) Cancer
Larry Hagman [1931 - 2012 (81)] Dallas (TV Series) (2013) Complications from acute myeloid leukemia
Shana Dowdeswell [1989 – 2012 (23)] The Big Wedding (2013), Going South (Short) (2013), Wish You Were Here (Short) (completed) (2013), and An Ornament of Faith (post-production) (2013) Acute and Chronic Alcoholism
Lance LeGault [1935 - 2012 (77)] Prince Avalanche (2013)
Jerry Nelson [1934 – 2012 (78)] Sesame Street (TV Series) (1970 - 2013) Emphysema
Steve Franken [1932 - 2012 (80)] Reach (2013) Cancer
George Murdock [1930 - 2012 (81)] Film School Shorts (TV Series) (2013) Cancer
Celeste Holm [1917 – 2012 (95)] Driving Me Crazy (2012) Heart Attack
Chad Everett [1937 - 2012 (75)] Castle (TV Series) (2012) Lung Cancer
Charles Durning [1923 - 2012 (89)] Scavenger Killers (2013) and Captured Hearts (2013) Natural Causes
Russell Means [1939 – 2012 (72)] Banshee (TV Series) (2013) and Days and Nights (post-production) (2013) Esophageal Cancer
Susanne Lothar [1960 – 2012 (51)] Mein blindes Herz (completed) (2012) Stomach Cancer
Ian Abercrombie [1934 – 2012 (77)] Green Lantern: The Animated Series (TV Series) (2011 - 2013) and Star Wars: The Clone Wars (TV Series) (2008 - 2013) Kidney Failure
Richard Thorp [1932 - 2013 (81)] Emmerdale (TV Series) (1982 - 2013)
Jonathan Winters [1925 - 2013 (87)] The Smurfs 2 (2013) and Big Finish (2014) Natural Causes
Richard Griffiths [1947 - 2013 (65)] About Time (2013) Complications during Heart Surgery
Cory Monteith [1982 - 2013 (31)] McCanick (2013) Drug Overdose
Robert F. Chew [1960 – 2013 (53)] Jamesy Boy (completed) (2014) Heart Attack
Danny Wells [1941 – 2013 (72)] Rookie Blue (TV Series) (2013)
Jeanne Cooper [1928 – 2013 (85)] The Young and the Restless (TV Series) (1973 - 2013) COPD (chronic obstructive pulmonary disease)
Dennis Farina [1944 – 2013 (69)] New Girl (TV Series) (2013), Lucky Stiff (filming) (2013), and Authors Anonymous (completed) (2014) Pulmonary Embolism
Karen Black [1939–2013 (74)] Ooga Booga (2013), She Loves Me Not (2013), and The Being Experience (post-production) (2013), Wild in Blue (2014), and A Walk Into a Split Mind (post-production) (2014) Ampullary Cancer
Murray Gershenz [1922 – 2013 (91)] Kickin' It (TV Series) (2012 - 2013) Heart Attack
Ed Lauter (1938 – 2013 [75]) Blind Pass (completed) (2013), The Town That Dreaded Sundown (post-production) (2014), The Beautiful Ones (post-production) (2014), and Becker's Farm (pre-production) (2014) Mesothelioma (a rare form of Cancer)
Gia Allemand [1983 - 2013 (29)] Ghost Trek: Goomba Body Snatchers Mortuary Lockdown (Short) Suicide by Hanging
Lee Thompson Young [1984 - 2013 (29)] Rizzoli & Isles (TV Series) (2013) Suicide by Gunshot Wound
Christopher Evan Welch [1965 - 2013 (48)] Silicon Valley (TV Series) (2014) Lung Cancer
Mel Smith [1952 - 2013 (60)] Dancing on the Edge (TV Series) (2013) Heart Attack
Marcia Wallace [1942 - 2013 (70)] The Simpsons (TV Series) (1990 - 2013), and Muffin Top: A Love Story (post-production) (2014) Pneumonia and Breast Cancer
Paul Walker [1973 - 2013 (40)] Hours (2013), Brick Mansions (post-production) (2014), and Fast & Furious 7 (filming) (2014) Incinerated in Single Traffic Collision
Maximilian Schell [1930 - 2014 (83)] Les brigands (post-production) (2014) Pneumonia
Roger Lloyd Pack [1944 - 2014 (69)] Law & Order: UK (TV Series) (2014) Pancreatic Cancer
Arnoldo Foà [1916 - 2014 (97)] Dante's Hell Animated (Short) (2014), Inferno by Dante (post-production) (2015), and Purgatory by Dante (filming) (2016) Respiratory Failure
Philip Willingham [1976 - 2014 (38)] Doctor Me (completed) (2014) and Hybrids (2014) Respiratory Failure
Athena Baumeister [1997 - 2014 (16)] Seventy-Nine (2014) Illness
Matthew Cowles [1944 - 2014 (69)] Family on Board (Short) (post-production) (2014) Congestive Heart Failure
Sergio Bustamante [1934 - 2014 (80)] Acapulco La vida va (2014) Heart Attack
Roy Garber [1964 - 2014 (50)] Shipping Wars (TV Series) (2014) Heart Attack
Philip Seymour Hoffman [1967 - 2014 (46)] God's Pocket (2014), A Most Wanted Man (2014), The Hunger Games: Mockingjay - Part 1 (post-production) (2014), Happyish (TV Series) (post-production) (2014), and The Hunger Games: Mockingjay - Part 2 (filming) (2015) Heroin Overdose
Malcolm Tierney [1938–2014 (75)] Two Days in the Smoke (completed) (2014) Pulmonary Fibrosis
Mickey Rooney [1920 - 2014 (93)] Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde (2014) Natural Causes
Rik Mayall [1958 - 2014 (56)] De Ontsnapping (filming) (2014) Acute Cardiac Arrest (Heart Attack)
Meshach Taylor [1947 – 2014 (67)] Criminal Minds (TV Series) (2012 - 2014) Colorectal Cancer
Ralph Waite [1928 – 2014 (85)] Days of Our Lives (TV Series) Age-related illness
Ruby Dee [1922 – 2014 (91)] King Dog (filming) (2014) Natural Causes
Elaine Stritch [1925 – 2014 (89)] River of Fundament (2014) Died in Sleep; Deteriorating Health from Diabetes for many years
Dave Legeno [1963 – 2014 (50)] Borgia (TV Series) (2011 - 2014), The Last Knights (post-production) (2014), and Sword of Vengeance (post-production) (2014) Heat Stroke
Mareike Carrière [1954 – 2014 (60)] Frühlingsgeflüster (TV Movie) (2014) Cancer
Marilyn Burns [1949 – 2014 (65)] Sacrament (2014) and In a Madman's World (post-production)
Eric Hill [1984 – 2014 (30)] The Bachelorette (TV Series) (2014) Paragliding Accident
Danny Murphy [1955 – 2014 (58)] My Next Breath (filming) (2015) Cancer
J.J Murphy [1928 – 2014 (86)] Game of Thrones (TV Series) (2014) Natural Causes, Died Suddenly
Sam Kelly [1943 – 2014 (71)] Mr. Turner (2014) Cancer
Vanna Bonta [1958 – 2014 (56)] Dante's Hell Animated (Short) (2014) and Inferno by Dante (post-production) (2015)
Akima 'Rick' Castaneda [? – 2014 (?)] Shameless (TV Series) (2014) Cancer
Sally Farmiloe [1954 – 2014 (60)] The Anglistanis (post-production) (2015) Metastatic Breast Cancer
Ray Lonnen [1940 – 2014 (74)] Extended Rest (filming) (2014) Cancer
Robin Williams [1951 - 2014 (63)] Merry Friggin' Christmas (post-production) (2014), Absolutely Anything (post-production) (2014), Night at the Museum: Secret of the Tomb (filming) (2014), and Mrs. Doubtfire 2 (announced) (2015) Suicide by Asphyxia due to Hanging
Lauren Bacall [1924- 2014 (89)] Trouble Is My Business (filming) (2014) Stroke
Michael J. Cannon [1934? - 2014 (80?)] The Garden Left Behind (pre-production) (rumored) (2015)
Richard Kiel [1939 - 2014 (74)] The Engagement Ring (announced)
Carlos Lopez [1989 - 2014 (25)] Banshee (TV Series) (stunt performer - 5 episodes) (2014-2015), John Wick (stunt performer) (post-production) (2014), Babylon Fields (TV Movie) (stunt performer) (post-production) (2014), Alone (stunt performer) (post-production) (2015), Untitled HBO/Rock 'N' Roll Project (TV Movie) (stunt performer) (filming) (2015), and The Nest (stunt double: Matt Oberg) (filming) (2015) Accidental Fall
Elizabeth Peña [1959 - 2014 (55)] Untitled Ari Gold Project (post-production) (2014)

Partial Source: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_works_published_posthumously and IMDB.com (Last Updated: October 2014)



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