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5 Actors Who Passed Away On Sets

Read on to know about actors who breathed last on the sets while shooting.

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Updated:July 5, 2017, 5:43 PM IST
We love watching action sequences, emotional drama and thrilling stunts in movies. But there are times when the ones performing actual fall prey to these acts. Many actors have passed away on the sets while shooting. For some it was an accident while others died naturally while doing something that they loved. Here are 5 actors who passed away on the sets:

Steve Irwin

While shooting the documentary “The Crocodile Hunter: Ocean’s Deadliest”, Steve Irwin died when a stingray stabbed him in his heart. As documentary was getting shot at that time when he died, cameraman Justin Lyons witnessed his death.

Conway Wickliffe

The stunt technician of the movie “The Dark Knight”, Conway Wickliffe lost his life on the set of the movie when while filming a scene, he was riding in a Nissan 4 X 4, which could not make the required turn and crashed into a tree. The impact of the accident was so deep, that Conway could not survive.

Redd Foxx

In 1991, Redd Foxx passed away due to a massive heart attack while filming on the sets of the “Royal Family”.

Brandon Lee

The son of Bruce Lee, Brandon Lee was accidentally shot to death on the sets of the movie “The Crow” from a dummy gun that due to the negligence of the crew carried live powder. This happened in 1993, when the shot ended up in his stomach, fatally injuring the Brandon Lee.

Kun Liu

Kun Liu, from the movie “The Expendables 2” was doing some stunts for the movie and was the stand-in for Jet Li. While doing the stunts, he got killed in one of the explosions. His family even filed a lawsuit against the production company and said that the company did not take the safety precautions while shooting the sequence.
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