Top 10 Entertainers Who Died During a PerformanceMusicians, actors/ actresses, magicians and other types of entertainers who died during a performance, live or while filming, onstage or backstage.
The Top Ten
His legacy Will live on he died doing what he loved to do and that is play guitar
Rest in Peace Brother...You Will Never Be Forgotten - christangrant
Ex-Pantera guitarist was murdered on stage by a gunman while performing with Damageplan, his new band, on December 8, 2004. - Metal_Treasure
I have to go Dimebag that was vary few people in History who could shred like he did R.I.P to an all time great - donovanthorn
That's messed up. I hope the crew got arrested for using a loaded weapon instead of blanks for a damn MOVIE. A lot of movie crews do use loaded guns for their film shots but I think that should be banned because it's just way too dangerous. - Mcgillacuddy
Bruce Lee son died while filming the movie The Crow in 1993. It was a tragic accident caused by a prop gun. - Metal_Treasure
He is the god of magic. I would do anything to meet this guy.
Molière was a French actor and playwright, who suffered from pulmonary tuberculosis. He died in 1673 after being seized by a violent coughing fit while playing the title role in his play The Hypochondriac (Le Malade imaginaire). - Metal_Treasure
Not only cinematographer Conrad Wells but also director Kenneth Hawks, six other crew members and two pilots were killed in a two-plane collision while filming aerial scenes for the film Such Men Are Dangerous. This tragedy happened in 1930. - Metal_Treasure
On May 21, 2016, former Megadeth drummer collapsed and died of heart failure during a performance with his band OHM at The Baked Potato in Los Angeles. - Metal_Treasure
Original Boston drummer Sib Hashian died after collapsing during a performance on the Legends of Rock cruise (on March 18, 2017). - Metal_Treasure
This UK actor died of a heart attack while portraying a character who was dying of a heart attack in a live science fiction play Underground (1958).
What a strange coincidence. - Metal_Treasure
He was a longtime radio deejay who died in 1994 during a broadcast on Long Island radio station WHLI. - Metal_Treasure
American guitarist Mike Scaccia (Rigor Mortis, Ministry) collapsed on stage during a special Rigor Mortis performance in Texas in 2012. He was taken to hospital, where he was pronounced dead (cause of death - heart attack). - Metal_Treasure
He was a country music star in the 1940s who died from a heart attack in 1969 while backstage during the intermission of a benefit concert in California.
The best part: Cooley was serving a life term in prison for beating his wife to death in front of their daughter, and played the show on a weekend furlough. He was scheduled to be paroled three months later. - Metal_Treasure
Director of the film Such Men Are Dangerous, who died in the tragic accident already described in the item Conrad Wells. - Metal_Treasure
Had a heart attack while on stage. - PositronWildhawk