The film industry is considered as the most reputable profession. Everyone takes a gander at the positive side of it and overlooks the negative aspects. But the fact of the matter is not what is delineated on television and magazines.
Drug addiction, depression, and numerous other unfortunate propensities are exceptionally normal in the big names that have demolished their lives. Additionally, one dull side is that, on the sets, they met with an accident and died; the bitter reality which is quite hard to believe.
For your knowledge, here is the list of top 10 celebrities who died during production:
10. BRUCE LEE
Original name of Bruce Lee is Lee-Jun fan, but professionally he was a Hong Kong and American artist, actor and a filmmaker. Renowned as the famous Chinese Martial Artist, he was the founder of a unique martial art style JKD-Jeet Kun Do. He played many roles in the film of his life; as an actor, as a filmmaker, and as an artist too. But unfortunately his passion and his work did not meet his good fortune and he left his family of two children and a wife during the making of the movie “Enter the Dragon”. He starred in many hit movies “Fists of Furry”, “Way of the Dragon” and many more. Some of his diehard fans still remember him as a revolutionary artist in the Industry.
9. BRANDON LEE
Brandon Lee was the son of Bruce Lee. No, it’s not at all the identity of Brandon, walking in the footsteps of his legendary father; he too had a deep fascination for martial arts. He, like his father, was an American actor and martial artist. Brandon Bruce Lee was born in the house of Bruce Lee and Linda Lee Cadwell in Oakland, California, U.S. Since childhood, he used to follow his ideal father. Once during the shoot of “The Crow”, at a filming studio in North California on March 31, 1993, he was filming a gun-shooting scene but accidentally he shouted in between that scene and died because of that gunshot wound at a very early adulthood of age 23.
8. STEVE IRWIN
Behind the glamorous side of the Hollywood industry, there is a deep dark wound from which it has been very difficult to bulge out. During filmmaking, some incidents happened and we lost our beloved stars. One of them is the immortal star Steve Irwin who is commonly known as “Crocodile Hunter”. He was an Australian nature expert and a television personality. With his wife Terri, he co-hosted the broadcast of wildlife documentary series “The Crocodile Hunter” and Steve got a huge success and fame from this series. During the shooting of his daughter’s television program in chest deep water, he had pierced his heart by a Stingray’s barb and passed away.
7. PAUL WALKER
Paul William Walker was an American good looking actor and in a very less span of time, he had achieved big heights of success in film Industry. He worked in the Series of the biggest hit, “Fast And Furious”. From the very first installment, he made a special place in the viewer’s hearts and witnessed a lot of fame and success. One by one he did six series of legendary “Fast And Furious” and each of the series, was a blockbuster on box office and these series made him a superstar. But his career of achievements didn’t last for so long and he met his grim fate. The unfortunate demise of Paul left his fans in a big shock because during seventh installment in a stunt scene he got injured and finally led to death.
6. HEATH LEDGER
Knight’s Tale, 10 Things I hate About You, Brokeback Mountain and many more films featured by a handsome and rugged smart actor, Heath Ledger, are biggest hits of the industry. His appreciation had taken him to new heights of consummation and prosperity. The work he started had brought favorable outcomes for the Ledger. This Australian actor and director played a hand in different hit television shows and film productions. With a dream of becoming something irreplaceable, he left for the United States to develop his acting career. After gaining so much fame through his hard work, he is not with us today. His unfortunate death occurred after the production of The Dark Knight and was during the filming of The Imaginaries of Doctor Parnassus.
5. MARILYN MONROE
Marilyn Monroe was an American top actress and model. She was born and raised in Los Angeles. She started her career from the First Motion Picture Unit. She had a leading role in Nior Niagara, Gentlemen Prefer Blondes and How to Marry Millionaire. She had been assumed as a Sex symbol of the industry because she had posed nude in her struggling period. She also won Golden Globe for Best Actress for the movie “Some like It Hot”. Her films Bus Stop and The Misfits were also hit.
Monroe’s Personal life was quite disturbed with substance abuse, Anxiety, and depression. On August 5, 1962, she died of the overdose of barbiturates at her home and her death was ruled a probable suicide.
4. NANCY MARCHAND
Nancy Marchand was an American actress. She was popular for her television portrayals and also worked in the film industry. Born in Buffalo, New York, she started her career from the theater as she was the member of Actors Studio; she made her debut in The Taming of the Screw in 1951. She also won a Distinguished Performance Obie Award. She was nominated for Tony Award for Black Comedy/White Lies and was nominated four times for the Drama Desk Award.
Unfortunately, she had died due to Lung Cancer on June 18, 2000, in Stratford. She was also inducted into the American Theatre Hall of Fame.
3. OLIVER REED
Oliver reed was an English actor born on 13 February 1938 in Wimbledon. He was famous for his “tough guy” roles in the movies. The Trap, Funny Bones and The Three Musketeers were his popular movies. He was the nephew of famous film director Coral Reed. Reed also indulged himself in singing. These include Wild One/Lonely for a Girl, Baby it’s Cold Outside and wild thing. He was nominated for BAFTA Award for Best Actor in a Supporting Role.
He died of heart attack in the break of the movie Gladiator on 2nd May 1999.
2. JOHN SPENCER
John Spencer was born on December 20, 1946, in New York City. He was an American actor. He was the son of blue-collar parents and started his career as an actor on The Patty Duke Show. He has done various supportive roles in the feature films; presumed Innocent, the Day Room and War Games and won the Obie Award for Still Life. On the NBC political drama series ‘The West Wing’, he became famous for his role as White House Chief of Staff Leo McGarry.
Spencer died because of a heart attack on December 16, 2005, in a hospital in Los Angeles. His death was written into the show’s Seventh and last season of The West Wing.
1. PAUL MANTZ
Paul Mantz was an air racing pilot born on August 2, 1903, in Alameda, California. He was also a stuntman in Hollywood movies. He was the most renowned stunt flyer in the movies of the mid- twentieth century and was the son of a school principal. He also joined US army, as an air cadet. After working in US army he moved to Hollywood for Air Stunts. During Second World War, he was commissioned as major and purchased a fleet.
Mantz died in an air crash on July 8, 1965, while working on the movie The Flight of the Phoenix.
It is real gruesome to not find a star on the sets with whom the crew has worked for long. Their vacant space cannot be filled by anybody but as said, the Dhow must go on. Despite the fact that there are plenty of celebs who died a natural death or accidently died on the sets, but these are the top ten whose demise incidents are extremely famous in the entire world.