Many TV stars start out as working actors with dreams of getting their own show one day. Once that day comes, it’s a tragedy when their dreams fall apart. From young up-and-comers to solid veterans in the industry, many TV actors have unfortunately passed away during production. Who are these tragic performers of the small screen? Here are 25 TV Stars Who Shockingly Died During Production.
After becoming a huge comedian on the television show Sanford and Son, Redd Foxx went on to appear in the CBS TV show, The Royal Family. However, while filming, he suffered a heart attack at 68.
Best known for his character Jock Ewing on the hit show Dallas, Jim Davis died from cancer during production at the age of 65.
Winner of two Emmys, Michael Conrad played Sgt. Philip Esterhaus on the television show Hill Street Blues. He died from urethral cancer at the age of 58.
Playing the character of Coach on the hit show Cheers, Nicholas Colasanto passed away of a heart ailment during production. His character was written out of the show and no one replaced him. The show did an encore presentation featuring the actor.
Christopher Allport was a veteran actor playing the role of Pete Campbell’s father on the show Mad Men. He was out skiing when an avalanche killed him. He was found under ten feet of snow.