Top 7 Celebrities Who Died In The Middle Of Production

Without mincing words, it takes a lot of effort from celebrities to create something from scratch. The same is true for movies and television shows. The beautiful experience we have while watching requires an army of people. It’s not just the large sum of money invested in the production, but also the sentiments behind it. The fans/audience, like the production team, are involved in the project for a variety of reasons. The most common reason is the actor(s) involved in the project. However, the actor does not always complete the project. Unfortunate events occur. One of them is the actor’s demise. So, here’s a list of actors who died in the middle of a project’s production. Check below as captured by glamsquad

 

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Heath Ledger

Heath Ledger was a fan’s favorite, and his death came as a surprise to them. When he was discovered dead in his Manhattan apartment in 2008, he had just finished filming for Christopher Nolan’s The Dark Knight and was in the middle of Terry Gilliam’s The Imaginarium of Dr. Parnassus. Following this unfortunate event, Gilliam enlisted the help of the late actor’s close friends Johnny Depp, Colin Farrell, and Jude Law to finish Ledger’s remaining scenes.

Paul Walker


“I’m not scared of anything.” That’s just who I am.” These are Paul Walker’s words before his death and he lived life to the fullest and saw it as an adventure. However, the Fast & Furious star died in a car accident in 2013. Fast & Furious 7 was in the middle of production when this happened. The film was put on hold for a while by its creators. He eventually went ahead with CGI and stunt doubles and enlisted the assistance of Paul’s brother to complete the filming!

 

River Phoenix

Pheonix was in the middle of filming Dark Blood when he died of a drug overdose outside The Viper Room in Hollywood in 1993. The autopsy report revealed a cocktail of drugs. For the past 19 years, the film has been on hold. However, it was later released in 2012.

 

Phillip Seymour Hoffman

In 2014, the Oscar-winning actor was filming the second installment of The Hunger Games: Mockingjay when he died of a heroin overdose in a Manhattan hotel room. When he died, he was 46 years old.

Natalie Wood


When Natalie Wood Wood died in 1981, she was in the middle of filming the film Brainstorm. She is said to have drowned off the coast of Catalina Island in California while on a weekend getaway with her husband. But her death remains a mystery in many ways!

 

Heather O’Rourke


In 1988, the child actor from the Poltergeist horror trilogy died of cardiac arrest caused by septic shock caused by intestinal stenosis. She died just as Poltergeist III was going into post-production.

 

Diana Hyland


Diana Hyland was a talented stage, film, and television movie star. She died in 1977, just 12 days after her first episode of the ABC series Eight is Enough aired. Breast cancer was discovered in her. Following her death, her character was written out of the first season.