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    Celebrities who died while working or at the peak of their fame

    Vic Morrow
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    John Ritter...well he was stricken while working..does that count? "shrugs shoulders"
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    I'm going to go ahead and say Carmen Miranda. She was on live television on The Jimmy Durante Show when her heart attack started. If you watch "Bananas Is My Business", check out the last recorded image of Carmen a few hours before she died and tell me if that isn't eerie. It sure is to me.

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    Tommy Cooper, at least according to my dad who´s a big fan.

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    Steve Irwin.

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    Nelson Eddy Eric Fleming
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    John Candy...I think they were still filming "Wagons East" when they found him in his hotel room. If i am wrong, dont sue lol

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    Karl Wallenda! That's right, he put the flying in flying. He was always known as a drop in.

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    John McSherry. Not very famous, but he was the umpire that had a heart attack and died on the season's opening day of the Cincinnati Reds for the 1996 season. I don't even think they got a pitch off before he stood up, tried to make it to a dugout and fell face down on the ground. We all knew he was gone before he hit, didn't even make an effort to catch himself as he went down.

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    Jon-Erik Hexum

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    Roy Kinnear- While filming The Three Musketeers in Madrid, fell off of his horse, breaking his pelvis, then bled to death.

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    Carmen Miranda, Curly from 3 Stooges

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    Was that a ground out?

    Quote Originally Posted by Vangoghsear View Post
    John McSherry. Not very famous, but he was the umpire that had a heart attack and died on the season's opening day of the Cincinnati Reds for the 1996 season. I don't even think they got a pitch off before he stood up, tried to make it to a dugout and fell face down on the ground. We all knew he was gone before he hit, didn't even make an effort to catch himself as he went down.
    Ground out at home.

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    Is there any video of that?

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    (I find myself guiltily amused at this.)

    Edith Webster (died 22 November 1986)
    After singing several choruses of "Please Don't Talk About Me When I'm Gone" during a performance of The Drunkard, this 60-year-old actress collapsed on stage for her scripted death scene and suffered an unscripted fatal heart attack. She was pronounced dead at the hospital.
    Last edited by Mavros; 10-15-2007 at 10:43 PM.
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    I think I swallowed a bug.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Flmlvr View Post
    I'm going to go ahead and say Carmen Miranda. She was on live television on The Jimmy Durante Show when her heart attack started. If you watch "Bananas Is My Business", check out the last recorded image of Carmen a few hours before she died and tell me if that isn't eerie. It sure is to me.
    Oh, yeah -- that was creepy. She was dancing -- or trying to -- and was beginning to stumble. She was SO beautiful -- it's a shame she was always done up in those ridiculous costumes.

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    Sid James died aged 62 on stage.

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    dick shawn

    during his act, the crowd thought it was part of the routine...

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    these people are not actors are actresses but one of the righteous brothers died in his motel while on tour. but he overdosed on drugs. a man in his 60's STILL doing drugs. i thought it was sad. bernard edwards from the group chic also died in a motel room while on tour. nile rodgers found him. nile said he was "freaked out" i believe he was not making a pun. tammi terrell collapse on stage. i do not know if she died on stage or at the hospital. her death was one of the reasons why marvin gaye was so messed up.

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    Quote Originally Posted by monhol View Post
    these people are not actors are actresses but one of the righteous brothers died in his motel while on tour. but he overdosed on drugs. a man in his 60's STILL doing drugs. i thought it was sad. bernard edwards from the group chic also died in a motel room while on tour. nile rodgers found him. nile said he was "freaked out" i believe he was not making a pun. tammi terrell collapse on stage. i do not know if she died on stage or at the hospital. her death was one of the reasons why marvin gaye was so messed up.
    John Entwhistle died at the Hard Rock in Vegas when the Who was to kick off
    a major tour....I wonder what room it was...

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    I think Stone the Crows lead singer was electrocuted on stage and died right in front of his mike.

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    Quote Originally Posted by buzzzx View Post
    I think Stone the Crows lead singer was electrocuted on stage and died right in front of his mike.
    Les Harvey. 1972 is when he was buzzed

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    There was also Eric Morcambe who collapsed on stage with a heart attack at the Roses Theatre in Tewkesbury, just 5 miles up the road from where I live. He was rushed to hospital but died the next day.

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    Wrestler Owen Hart......fell from the rafters of the arena trying to do his entrance for his match.

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    Kevin Smith. Not the "Clerks" guy, he played Aries on Hercules & Xena. Fell from a balcony and died filming a movie.

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    I didn't realize that Granny from Beverly Hillbillies and Tiny Tim both died while performing.

    Snopes has a good list.

    http://www.snopes.com/horrors/freakish/onstage.asp

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    Dimebag Darrell, murdered on stage.

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    Quote Originally Posted by SlippyInvader View Post
    Sid James died aged 62 on stage.
    He had a heart attack as he sat on a sofa in the middle of the stage. The actress playing opposite waited for James to deliver his lines, but he just sat there with his head leaning back. The curtain was then closed.

    It was rumoured that Sid James's ghost haunted the dressing room he occupied on the night of his death. After one experience during a gig there, the comedian Les Dawson refused to play the venue again. He never revealed why and would not talk on the subject.

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    Man, I still miss Redd Foxx!! He was the man!!

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    Quote Originally Posted by stephenmiller View Post
    Man, I still miss Redd Foxx!! He was the man!!
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    Man oh Man

    I think both Bruce and Brandon Lee died while shooting movies. Can someone please correct me if I'm wrong. Wasn't Brandon shooting a movie called "The Crow?" Or something like that!

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    Celebrities who died while at the peak of their fame

    I did not see this, hope I put it in the right area. I will start with my favorite of course Marilyn Monroe in "Somethings Got to Give" first she was fired then she died and it was never completed.

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    Hmmm lemme think....
    John Ritter
    Brandon Lee
    Hoss Cartwright
    Peter Duell
    Freddie Prinze Sr
    Grampa Walton

    All I can think of off the top of my head

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    Bela Lugosi - Plan 9 From Outer Space.

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    Oliver Reed - Gladiator
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    Redd Foxx, John Candy(found in hotel in Mexico)

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    Jim Davis (Jock Ewing) from Dallas tv series

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    Jon Eric Hexum (SP?) died in October of 1984 after accidentally shooting himself in the head with a prop gun.

    Oh, this guys was sooo cute.
    Shot himself on my 13th birthday and died a few days later. Most tragic
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    Quote Originally Posted by Kareika View Post
    Jon Eric Hexum (SP?) died in October of 1984 after accidentally shooting himself in the head with a prop gun.

    Oh, this guys was sooo cute.
    Shot himself on my 13th birthday and died a few days later. Most tragic
    VERY cUTE!

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    The Lee's: Bruce and Brandon!

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    Jean Harlow died during the production of her last film "Saratoga". She collapsed when the movie was almost finished and it was completed with a double. This is discussed in other Harlow threads. But it was one of those unusual situations where they had to complete the movie somehow, the fans wanted it, so they edited it and got it out there, mainly as a tribute to Jean. Many people say she looked ill in the film, although I personally don't see much trace of that. She looks somewhat heavier (probably water weight from her failing kidneys) but apart from that, she looked beautiful and lovely as always to me. She was buried in one of the gowns she wore in the film.

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    What about Richard Crenna Judging Amy. I just thought of that.

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    Heather ORourke, Poltergeist III.

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