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TV Deaths That Happened Because The Actor Really Died

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If you're new, Subscribe! → http://bit.ly/Subscribe-to-Grunge Death: an unfortunate, inescapable part of life, and it'll eventually come for everyone - even the famous. So, when actors in the middle of filming a hit TV series pass away, the cast, crew, and even audience are frequently left with friend-shaped hole in their hearts. But the show must go on, right? Here are some of TV's most memorable characters who were written off after the actors playing them passed away. Beware of spoilers, and probably a couple of tears... Mister Hooper | 0:29 Coach | 1:46 Bill McNeal | 3:04 John Ritter | 4:07 Leo McGarry | 5:15 Owen Granger | 6:30 Finn Hudson | 7:39 Debbie Wolowitz | 8:43 Read more here → http://www.grunge.com/120352/tv-deaths-happened-actor-really-died/ TV Lists and Features https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLbvw8GqH5MekXBHmJue5Ezcb1fPhPjo-0 The Most Bizarre Subliminal Messages Buried In Popular TV Shows https://youtu.be/J-PZMIATFYY?list=PLbvw8GqH5MekXBHmJue5Ezcb1fPhPjo-0 5 Cliffhangers We'll Never See Resolved https://youtu.be/iZi3cGFrqUE?list=PLbvw8GqH5MekXBHmJue5Ezcb1fPhPjo-0 The Ashton Kutcher Curse No One Seems to Notice https://youtu.be/84XUI8Ch1mQ?list=PLbvw8GqH5MekXBHmJue5Ezcb1fPhPjo-0 Kids Show Episodes That Were Too Risque To Air On TV https://youtu.be/Rx6vMOyyTPY?list=PLbvw8GqH5MekXBHmJue5Ezcb1fPhPjo-0 Biggest Myths About Wrestling People Actually Believe https://youtu.be/23p6YRmOE8Y?list=PLbvw8GqH5MekXBHmJue5Ezcb1fPhPjo-0 The Real Reason Why Saturday Morning Cartoons Disappeared https://youtu.be/3cpUDtW1cV8?list=PLbvw8GqH5MekXBHmJue5Ezcb1fPhPjo-0 Website → http://www.grunge.com/ Like us → https://www.facebook.com/GrungeHQ/ Instagram → https://www.instagram.com/grungehq/ The world is pretty weird...in fact, it's a whole lot weirder than you think. If you haven't learned something new today, you're missing out. Grunge is the place to immerse yourself in fun facts and cool tidbits on history, entertainment, science, and plenty more. It's just like reading books...but exciting!
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Grunge (6 months ago)
Which of these passings affected you the most?
Tracy Flood (2 days ago)
Redd Foxx (Sanford & Son) was on the set of a sitcom (I don't remember the name) when he had a fatal heart attack; you MISSED that!
Revelian1982 (2 days ago)
The passing of half-a-million Iraqis due to the false claims of WMDs by US intelligence.
Liz W (3 days ago)
Hartman, John Ritter, Mr. Hopper
Suvi Törö (3 days ago)
Finn Hudson and John Ritter 😢💔
boorob100 (4 days ago)
John Ritter
David Tingwald (2 hours ago)
I can't imagine trying to continue acting on a show when one of the main characters has just died.  Then, to also integrate a story in the show about their passing.
Tony Fair (10 hours ago)
Also, Bea Benaderat on Petticoat Junction.
Joe Rice (11 hours ago)
So, when you gonna die? Around 60 something. from what? heart failure or cancer.
Xena1080 (15 hours ago)
John Ritter was great in Bad Santa!
May they all RIP.
RayRay Risin (1 day ago)
I saw the title and thought "If Mr. Hooper isn't on here I swear..." and he's the first one.
George Estremera (2 days ago)
6:10, my make-believe wife LOL.
Erin Irwin (2 days ago)
Cory Monteith hit me the hardest R.I.P 😢💔
hannah (2 days ago)
rip cory ;(
uknow who (2 days ago)
This video reminds me how unnecessarily white Hollywood is.
Jen Writes (3 days ago)
some of these "supposed" statements are false.
Shuccuie (3 days ago)
Was i the only one that had a hard time with the title of this video
rslitman (3 days ago)
In the 1970s, there was a show, "Eight is Enough" starring Diana Hyland, who died not long after the series began. The show went on without her, but I don't remember how they wrote her out. In real life, she was linked with John Travolta, despite being many years older than he was. She died from cancer.
Robert Dubs (3 days ago)
What about Jack So on Barney Miller? Or Selma Diamond AND Florence Halop on Night Court?
Norman592 (3 days ago)
Only saw like three of those shows, Sesame, Cheers and Three's Company. Haven't heard of half those people.
Suvi Törö (3 days ago)
Just once I'd like to watch one of these list videos where they don't feel obligated to give the view a lesson on what the subject matter is . Example... "Death an unfortunately inexcapable part of life... even the famous..." WE ALL NOW WHAT DEATH IS YOU MORONS.
NateM (4 days ago)
Freddy Prinze from "Chico and the Man" also. I watched the first 3 or 4 episodes of the show on dailymotion a few weeks ago. Pretty funny.
I'm On Your Roof (4 days ago)
8:32 Nice. Put the kid in the wheelchair in the back so he can't see the screen.
Xena1080 (15 hours ago)
EVA_Unit_4A (1 day ago)
Ordinarily yes, but this is a case of staging for the camera. If he was in the front of the group, the _camera_ (and thus the audience) wouldn't have seen him. Perhaps placing him to the side of the group would have been better, but I can't say for certain.
I'm On Your Roof (4 days ago)
I never understood Phil Hartman's genius. Sucks to be me.
SLY GXP (4 days ago)
God damn illuminati sacrifices
Jay P (4 days ago)
'Kiss of passing, baby'???
Krissey Gallagher (5 days ago)
I watch YouTube with captions on... And it's bizzare. Every time they said "died" it was changed to passed, and the "kiss of death" clip was turned to kiss of passing.
WizZz FizZz (5 days ago)
These are mostly older shows
Tineke Williams (5 days ago)
John Ritter
Axel Nykvist (5 days ago)
Where is Buck from Married with children?
Heki Kahni (5 days ago)
I don't remember Mr. Hooper. But that is really insightful that sesame street would be honest enough to do that. That is something that is really wrong with western society, in which they discourage kids from knowing about death, and even talking about it. My daughter would play games at recess that revolved around death, of her own accord, and no influence from us. When she was around 6-7. Nothing destructive or hostile. But the principal told her to stop it.
Jfieri1 (5 days ago)
Michael Conrad a.k.a. Sgt. Phil Esterhaus on All Street Blues.
Hedkracka Gaming (5 days ago)
Don S Davis from stargate sg1 "Gen George Hammond " immortalised in the naming of a ship in his name
EVA_Unit_4A (1 day ago)
...who is frequently mixed up with original film and TV music composer Don Davis (best known for his work on The Matrix Trilogy). But, wait- Don S. Davis didn't die while _SG-1_ was still in production... did he? I mean, his character was written out at request of the actor so that Richard Dean Anderson could reduce his on-screen workload, and then Hammond made a few guest appearances afterwards, but I don't recall there being any mention of his passing even in the last season. Maybe _Atlantis_ made note of it, but not _SG-1._
I love Eating ass (6 days ago)
Turkel Effendi (6 days ago)
You forgot about Livia Soprano (Nancy Marchand). Прощай Ливушка!
Hadley Anderson (6 days ago)
John Ritter is honestly the saddest... So sudden, so quick.
Cpapa18 (6 days ago)
And that's why we live in the shittiest, most pathetic, and weakest generation of all time. For all of history, we have taught our children about the hardships of life, and prepared them for all the unfair, and horrible things that could happen in life. Now, the genius fucking mom and dads of today, don't tell kids anything, don't prepare kids for anything, don't respect their kids enough to teach them anything, don't give their kids vaccines, don't raise their kids properly, and don't take any responsibility for anything that happens to either them or their family, while at the same time put their kids up on a fucking pedestal and believe their kids can do no wrong, all the while blaming life, everybody else, the weather, God, or anything else they can think of, as to why the things that have happened to their child have happened, and never ever blame themselves or their ability to be a parent, or how stupid the child was, as the reason. We live in an age of pathetic fucking pussies and bitches who don't want to acknowledge that life is hard or that people die. Fuck this fucking generation bunch of disgusting pathetic retards everywhere
T/A Plus Hemi (6 days ago)
This is one of the saddest videos I've ever given a thumbs-up to
T/A Plus Hemi (6 days ago)
Oh my God Coach Ernie Pantusso, Mr Nicholas colasanto is the best person that could have been cast for this part. I forget exactly how old I was when he died I was a child but I remember cheers was never the same after that. I mean no disrespect towards Woody Harrelson, the series just wasn't the same
Sandra Winkler (6 days ago)
And any one of these people, or all of them together, remind me again how their dying has affected my life in the least little bit? I never watched anyone these shows even once. But I did just waste 10 minutes of my life that I will never get back.
adenoz Gaming (6 days ago)
iris watts (8 days ago)
Reading all the comments about lacking additional people is unnecessary. Of course there will ALWAYS be those that were left behind. Afterall, isn't that what the hatred of death is about?
Silly Quest (8 days ago)
The only thing I truly hate about life is death!
jars 777 (8 days ago)
I had no idea George Costanza's one time fling had passed away ...
iris watts (8 days ago)
Jason Alexander is one of the nicest, "real" people I've met in Beverly Hills. So willing to take photos with fans. So appreciative of the arts. Just a great guy.
ariah gear (12 days ago)
I remember watching the Mr Hooper episode. Sad
meditate space (14 days ago)
I was expecting to see Monk's therapist
June Marie Liddy (14 days ago)
awesome actors will be greatly missed
Mike Donovan (15 days ago)
Victor Buono played Jim Ignatowski's father, Mr. Caldwell, on an episode of "Taxi" titled "Going Home," which first aired December 17, 1980. On January 1, 1082, Victor Buono died (he was only 43, the same age as Christopher Lloyd). On October 7 of that year, the episode "Jim's Inheritance" first aired, in which Jim is told about the death of his father.
Tessa Brooks (15 days ago)
Good👋 bye 👍😆🖕🏾
Cody Cannon (17 days ago)
what about professor snape? i miss alan rickman...
Nysguy2003 (9 days ago)
He was a TV actor???
Benito Mussolini (18 days ago)
Rest In Pepperoni
Facenda Burton (18 days ago)
I forgot about Coach from Cheers>>>>>John Ritter >>>>>>>>>>>Forgot about Carol Ann in NIGHT STALKER>>>>>CHECK IT OUT
Facenda Burton (18 days ago)
Hartman's children are the actual victims>>>.....they lost the mother and father.
Thomas Tyler (20 days ago)
Why died.
Xena1080 (15 hours ago)
Because alive.
James Cullen (21 days ago)
Fuck it
ChristoGlee boi (22 days ago)
Oh glee.. it really was glee until Cory died, I miss Finn.
Fishfish212 (24 days ago)
NICE DAWG (24 days ago)
The cover art for Legend was done by Phil Hartman, the brother of Poco manager John Hartmann; Phil Hartman worked as a graphic designer creating album covers for his brother's clients (including America) while attempting to break out as a comic
Major Seven (24 days ago)
Arnold Schwarzenegger died today
Robert Perry (25 days ago)
Jim croce
Nina Lutgen (26 days ago)
So everyone take care of your hearts.Looks like alot of heart attacks.😔
Kourtney Young (28 days ago)
How could you leave out Redd Foxx?
ItBe Lynndsae (29 days ago)
ItBe Lynndsae (29 days ago)
*sharp intake of breath* fInN hUdSoN
Dana Rowe (1 month ago)
Strange And Sad One Actor Predicted His Own Death Quote Take It Easy Driving For The Life You Save May Be Mine James Dean Dana Rowe
SuperEmm (1 month ago)
Glee could have handled Finn's death better. We don't really get told what happened, he's just dead one day. When you think about it, the character's erratic actions throughout the series could have been explained by drug use.
Frankie Says (1 month ago)
I agree. While I understand why they went the route they did, they missed an incredible opportunity to discuss drug addiction and how it can be hidden from the ones we love.
peter papadimitriou (1 month ago)
Miss 3's company
peter papadimitriou (1 month ago)
Omg I forgot about John Ritter's passing I also have a heart condition I was one of those blue Babys, at age 34 suffered a stroke and 2 years later a cardiac arrest but I'm still alive
Richard Beck (1 month ago)
Damn this was depressing as fuck I wish I didn’t spend 10 minutes of my life watching this 😓😥😥
Leon Alexander (1 month ago)
It is truly amazing how whites people have been stealing from others since the beginning of time and has never gave black people their just do. The world over minorities have contributed to humanity while being omitted on purpose. woo ow!!!
Manbearpig R (1 month ago)
My wife went to Penn State. I went to State Penn.
David Hilliard (1 month ago)
The obvious person missing from this list is Freddie Prinze.
R.D Bergman (1 month ago)
I'm convinced at this point that I will ALWAYS miss Phil Hartman..
MuscleSheriff (1 month ago)
7:23 ...is that Edna mode??
Shallibodhran (1 month ago)
Could they not have picked somebody who doesn't sound like a 10 year old girl to read these?
Billy Clark (1 month ago)
Mr. Hooper was my first memory of death as a young child, I was so sad!
Angie Maniaci (1 month ago)
Josh Ryan Evans (and his character, Timmy, on Passions).
NY Nicky Scala (1 month ago)
Amazing, $7 dollars, HUH?
Priscilla Hoek (1 month ago)
Todd played by David strickland on suddenly susan...1999. I was only 7 at the time. It made a big impression on me.
JayaTheWild (1 month ago)
tbh i think the way scrubs handled john ritter's death was better. that episode gets me every time
Dr Moriarty (1 month ago)
It's ironic, really . . . in a video that ostensibly deals with how maturely television deals with death, the narration uses that insipid and cowardly euphemism, "passing". Grow up.
Dr Moriarty (1 month ago)
00:20 "Written off"? Not at all. It's "written out". Writing off is an accounting term, used elsewhere to denote something given up as no longer of value.
dandholmes (1 month ago)
Glenn Quinn in Angel. Great character even though short lived.
Auntie Geigui (1 month ago)
Is it really accurate to say that death is a part of life?
Naughtysauce (1 month ago)
Ritter died in 2003!? Holy crap time flies
Jayme Rosenberger (1 month ago)
The Wolowitz one made me cry, I dunno why 😭
T Mox (1 month ago)
Was Mr. Roger’s Neighborhood cancelled before Fred Rogers died?
liz trainer (1 month ago)
T Mox It was
thekeytomyheart_ (1 month ago)
It's really annoying as someone who still has some hearing but needs to rely on CC when the person making the CC substitutes words because of sensitive people. So to all the deaf or Hoh people watching this video, they replaced the words "died" and "death" with "passing."
I've never heard of any of them
Daniel East (1 month ago)
Its cool they got a robot to narrate this video
C.T. Warren (1 month ago)
It's happened twice on NCIS, although not regular characters. Actress Nina Foch unexpectedly passed away in 2010, so the writers scripted the death of Alzheimer's-addled Victoria Mallard, Ducky's mother, and Dr. Palmer named his daughter after her. Then in 2015 we lost Ralph Waite, so it was written that Gibbs's father Jackson had passed, and the team sees him buried with full military honors.
C.T. Warren (1 month ago)
WHY did they say nothing about how many actors who had worked with John Ritter(and were friends with him in real life) appeared as friends of Paul Hennessy in the funeral scene for him in 8 Simple Rules? This was, IMHO, the most moving tribute ever shown to a single character(and real-life pal) in the history of sitcom television.
RayRae 559 (1 month ago)
WTF.. Wasn't David Spade the one who replaced John in 8 Simple Rules??
TheFallinOfficer971 (1 month ago)
Bill Paxton....Tv. series....Training Day. That should have made to list...
BoaSky (1 month ago)
I just knew Cory would be on here
songbird (1 month ago)
cory monteith :(
bovnyccc operalover (1 month ago)
So sad.
MzSnowleopard (1 month ago)
You didn't mention the death of Jean Cooper's Katherine Chancellor of Young and the Restless. They chose to have the character pass after the death of the actress who portrayed her, Jean Cooper. Jean portrayed this iconic matriarch of Chancellor Industries for nearly 40 years. According to Wikipedia, her final Y&R scene was filmed Tuesday, March 26, 2013 (the exact date of Y&R's 40th anniversary) and aired on Friday, May 3, 2013. Jean Cooper passed away on May 8, 2013
lostintimeline (1 month ago)
and also ironically in 1989 the actor douglas roberts from another world died on may and his character died too in the soap.and the episodes of his passing they were very emmotional couse ev loved him in that day time show
Dianna Henshaw (1 month ago)
When there are adds half-way through... I stop watching.
lightly (2 months ago)
If you put the closed captioning on it replaced die, dead, and death the word pass or passed. Strange, especially when the word die is in the subject.
Ann Paq (2 months ago)
Cory Monteith and John Ritter were the biggest lost for me...
Porsche Neale (2 months ago)
That sesame street episode was heavy. I felt so bad the big Bird didn't understand.
bubbiesdad (2 months ago)
Dan Blocker/Hoss Cartwright http://mentalfloss.com/article/28798/first-time-tv-show-addressed-death-character

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