Top 10 Actors Who Died During Production

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1Heath LedgerHeathcliff Andrew Ledger was an Australian actor and director. After performing roles in Australian television and film during the 1990s, Ledger left for the United States in 1998 to develop his film career.V1 Comment
2Brandon LeeBrandon Bruce Lee (February 1, 1965 - March 31, 1993), was an American actor and martial artist. He was the son of martial artist and film actor Bruce Lee and teacher Linda Lee Cadwell, the grandson of Cantonese opera singer Lee Hoi-chuen, and brother of Shannon Lee. He died (at the age of 28) during ...read more.
3Bela Lugosi
4Oliver Reed
5Vic Morrow

Gruesome, horrible accident.
Several of the other names on this list may have died during the time a production was going on, but were not actually "on set", but Morrow was "on camera" when it happened.

6Paul Mantz
7River Phoenix River Jude Phoenix, born River Jude Bottom (August 23, 1970 – October 31, 1993) was an American actor, musician, and activist. He was the older brother of Rain Phoenix, Joaquin Phoenix, Liberty Phoenix and Summer Phoenix.
8Marilyn Monroe
9Natalie Wood
10John CandyJohn Franklin Candy was a Canadian actor and comedian, mainly in American films such as Planes, Trains and Automobiles and Uncle Buck.

John Candy was one of the wittiest actors of his time. He would have been good in some of our modern stuff. - PositronWildhawk

The Contenders

11Paul WalkerPaul William Walker IV was an American actor. Walker began his career guest-starring in several television shows such as The Young and the Restless and Touched by an Angel.
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