Being an actor isn't all about the glamour and glitz that comes along. It takes hours and hours of preparation to deliver a simple dialogue or to pull of a stunt. This can be pretty dangerous even and can affect adversely an actor mentally, physically or both. Though, there are body doubles and professionals to carry out dangerously grueling stunts; sometimes actors insist on performing their own stunts . Death is inevitable for all of us and there is no escaping but these poor souls met with an untimely demise while doing what they loved – making movies. These five gems will be sorely missed.
Brandon was the son of the famous martial arts master – Bruce Lee. Like his father, Brandon too died young. While filming on the sets of The Crow, he was shot in the gut with real bullets instead of blanks. He was rushed to the operating table and despite best efforts the team failed to revive him. The tragedy was ruled as an accident and till date the reason behind the goof up isn't known.
“If one day the speed kills me, don't cry. Because I was smiling.” – Paul Walker.
It's pretty tragic and poetic at the same time that the actor known for driving fast cars in the Fast and Furious franchise met with an accident. The FnF series will never be the same again.
The actor was widely known for the movie, The Twilight Zone. His death was rather gruesome and sent shock waves across the film industry. While filming, the tail blade of the helicopter came off as it was flying too low to avoid explosions on the set, instantly decapitating Morrow and two other child artists. Pretty unsettling!
More famously known as ‘The Crocodile Hunter’, was one of the finest television personalities and environmentalists. The Ozzie died of a stingray attack while shooting an underwater documentary called Ocean’s Deadliest.
Heath Ledger’s performance in the The Dark Knight will probably go down as pure magnificence in cinema history. But while getting in the mould of the character, he lost his life to drug overdose. A lethal combination of oxycodone and hydrocodon killed him. It was huge loss to the film fraternity and stars all over the globe expressed their condolences.
Rest in peace you brave soldiers, your watch has ended.