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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 (10 months ago)
Which of these passings affected you the most?
Sly88Frye (7 days ago)
It really sucks that Phil Hartman died so prematurely. He was so funny voicing Troy McClure and Lionel Hutz in The Simpsons.
dietotaku (7 days ago)
Definitely Hartman. I'm still sad about all the characters I'll never see or hear again because he's gone. Gotta ask, though... why do your captions say "passing" even when the audio says "death" or "died"?
fragwits (7 days ago)
it broke my heart , i'll never forget that scene in the hospital.
eddiewinehosen (7 days ago)
Easy! Leo McGarry, one of the best TV shows ever made "The West Wing"!
daddy tabasco (8 days ago)
the passing away of this girl's voice, rip hun
Ash2ashesxo (1 day ago)
Well.. now I’m even more depressed 😭
Tango47 (1 day ago)
What about hillstreet blues?
I didn't hear mention of Adam West or the guy from silicone valley.they were the only reason I watched this
Eric Hoover (2 days ago)
I've seen West Wing probably about a half a dozen times by now and never knew about John Spencer's death
darlenewilburkeener (2 days ago)
Joann Wilderman (2 days ago)
Loved coach from "Cheers"...
Todd Taylor (2 days ago)
You missed Will Geer.....Zeb Walton on The Waltons.
Mike R (2 days ago)
People don't pass away, They DIE! People aren't laid to rest, They're put in a box and buried six feet under! There's No Heaven or Hell!
Stephan Ginther (3 days ago)
When the classic game 'Legend of Zelda and the Ocarnia of Time' was being developed, the voice actor that was to be links voice passed away after falling down a flight of stairs. They had finished Links karate grunts, yells and grunts when the person died. It was decided that in their honor, Link would only use those sound files for the entire game.
Angie Lawson (3 days ago)
Heartman don't know him
Salsero-Bravo Music (4 days ago)
There was also Dolph Sweet who played the character of Police Chief on Gimmie a Break! He passed in 1985 and he was written off as if he died on the show.
AndrewNewZealand (5 days ago)
I thought 0:30 I thought she said Mr. Cooper. "Mr. "Coop" Cooper is dead??".
senorkaboom (5 days ago)
Nicholas Colasanto was the best. Coach was one of those characters that surpassed all the rest in the series. When he passed, “Cheers” lost some, but not all, of its charm. We continued to watch the show, but we missed Ernie Pantusso. Thanks for the laughs, Coach.
senorkaboom (5 days ago)
Wait! Wait!! Wait!!! I don’t understand. Hartman’s character is depicted as having a heart attack and dying in the series when he was actually shot to death by his real life wife. Why wasn’t that the way he died in the series? I mean, realism is realism.
Atle Kristiansen (5 days ago)
Not surprisingly, I have yet to see any comments mentioning Rock Hudson, who died while having a role on "Dynasty"...
Ruth Miller (6 days ago)
All of us Highlander fans miss Darius. Werner Stocker died from an inoperable brain tumor at 38. The entire series had to be re-written.
kathurtado13 (6 days ago)
Phill Hartman his voice will always linger in my head as that character in the Simpsons "Hi I'm Troy McClure"
Magnus Slaughter (6 days ago)
Dan Blocker??? Aka Hoss Cartwright.
Chump Johnson (6 days ago)
John Ritters death was truly sad. He died simply because doctors were lazy and didn’t spend a few extra seconds looking at his X-rays.
Gareth Williams (6 days ago)
Woody was great but Coach was a legend with come of the greatest lines on TV. "Is there an Ernie Pantusso in the bar?" - "That's you Coach" - "Speaking"
M. M. (7 days ago)
What about Jack Soo in Barney Miller? Or Redd Foxx in The Royal something or rather. The most obvious omission is Freddie Prinze in Chico and the Man.
Na Cadence (7 days ago)
I don't know any of these actors.
TEMERO DIAVOLO (7 days ago)
Oh shit i thought you were gonna say their character died because the actor literally died on the set lol
Toffee Toast (7 days ago)
If this was more recent Luke Perry would be on this list 😭
D'shawn Cherry (7 days ago)
Can we have John Ritter back in exchange for jussie smollett?
D'shawn Cherry (7 days ago)
I loved John Ritter beautiful spirit
mega lodon (7 days ago)
Walmart killed Mr Hooper
00juls00 (8 days ago)
Cory Monteith hit me hard. :(
Tazzy MSP (8 days ago)
And now Luke Perry 😕
Adam carreras-neal (8 days ago)
Don S Davis Lt Gen George Hammond from SG-1 deserved a mention, indeed it looks like the maker of the video hasn't heard of sci-fi
collene gandy (8 days ago)
What about Michael Conrad of Hill Street Blues?
Michelle Rawlins (8 days ago)
I watched Cheers faithfully when it was on nbc. I really was devastated when Coach died. RIP Coach!
If only this were more recent, Luke Perry would be on this list. 😭😭 rip luke
Richard Lopez (9 days ago)
Put Mr. Hooper in a cell with a hundred of _my_ closest friends and in No Time they'll be draggin' his shit around the room sucking glue _back_ into the floorboards. Mr. Hooper: He'll Wear Your Head For A Hat And You Know How
Matthew Familia (9 days ago)
The sopranos is the greatest show ever on television, and we will never know how the story was truly meant to unfold because Nancy Marchand died a mere half season before her story arc was meant to reach its climax...was she going to be murdered by her own son???? The world will never know, and her portrayal as livia was arguably the best on the show...you truly hated her, and that’s the mark of the most powerful acting possible!!! A little taste of her character——her husband suggested moving the family (her, her husband, and three children) to Las Vegas to take advantage of the burgeoning casino business in the late 1960s, and livia’s response referring to her children “I’d rather smother them with a pillow, then take them to Nevada”
Reanna Mesa (11 days ago)
So many heart attacks! Wow.
galaxymk (12 days ago)
javion s (12 days ago)
Honorable mention Half sack sons of Anarchy
What about Lee Thompson Young? His character Barry Frost died in car accident. Lee made a suicide.
NaYawkr (15 days ago)
Americans have to stop taking make-Believe for reality. The Leftist Communist media have been sliming and ridiculing President Trump since he won the election to the Whitehouse. In truth Americans were wise to avoid electing Hillary and the Pro-Death agenda of the left. I made a mistake and voted for Clinton, but in the 2020 election I will vote for Donald Trump, mainly because I know that when the media hates and acts against anyone as they have this President, we must all go in the opposite direction, lest evil triumph with lies.
Naveen Jamdagani (15 days ago)
Penny from big bang 5:06
boogah cromedomas (16 days ago)
correction a aortic dissection happens when the arterial wall becomes so thin that the pressure of blood flow through the heart causes a rupture . most often caused by a genetic abnormality like Marfans disease.
GymsockGargoyle (16 days ago)
Ritter was also John dorians dad in scrubs
Sean Webb (16 days ago)
You completely glossed over the fact that Mr. Hooper was written out of the show because he was portrayed by someone who could be recognized. Kermit continues on decades after Jim Henson died. Bold move my ass!
Taylor ! (17 days ago)
Cory Montieth 😭😭😭 I grew up with him and watched him on Glee. Glee was never the same with him gone, he was the glue that held the show together.
Jenna Drake (12 days ago)
After Corey then Mark I was like nope. Can't watch anymore.
Nuno Soares (17 days ago)
RIP all these great actors. Condolences to all the families :-(
mydejavooo (17 days ago)
Luke Perry......R.I.P.
Andrew Rodenbucher (17 days ago)
RIP Luke Perry
KatTerrific (17 days ago)
Now you can add Luke Perry to this list :(
TeamRocket (10 hours ago)
His death was truly heartbreaking. :(
Empress of the World (7 days ago)
Yeah but we have no idea how they are going to go about his death on the show
D'shawn Cherry (7 days ago)
big mike (8 days ago)
You beat me too it .
Elena Singer (15 days ago)
KatTerrific 😢
Ariel Coffin (17 days ago)
This was sad.
Leroy Stover (18 days ago)
RIP mister Hooper
Machete 87 (18 days ago)
Oh shit Andy Dick was Hartman's co-star. I heard rumors bout Dick playin a role in the Hartman tragedy.
+Atle Kristiansen yes, but it was kind of a joke. I am aware that the voice actor actually died. Thank you for your concern.
Atle Kristiansen (5 days ago)
You mean from "South Park"? In that case the actor died 2 years after the character...
Lilianna Root (19 days ago)
"And you may shed a few tears" ha ya right. Not only am I not into pop culture I dont know any othese people "glee star cory m-" ....oh 🙁😢
Lanibear (19 days ago)
For John Rotter they also addressed his passing in the other show he had been on for a bit. He played the father of Zach Braff’s character on Scrubs.
Ronald Zannini (19 days ago)
why is death unfortunate?
DarkMind Jass (19 days ago)
Rest all in peace :(
sawmaniac (19 days ago)
Stanley Kamel as Charles Kroger, Monk's shrink died and was replaced by a colleague in the show.
El Tio (20 days ago)
How about Catherine Coulson, The Log Lady from Twin Peaks. Her last phone conversation with Michael Horse (Hawk) was quite emotional: "Hawk, I'm dying".
AquilaSol (20 days ago)
I'd like to add Don S. Davis to that. He played Major General George Hammond on Stargate SG-1 for 10 years, and died in 2008 of a heart attack. In the series finale of the spinoff Stargate Atlantis, they mention the character died of a heart attack, and they renamed a spaceship after him. It's double sad because both shows were over at that point.
stevieravon (21 days ago)
The first Darren on Bewitched?
stevieravon (17 days ago)
+Nancy O'Malley yes I knew he had a bad back problem.didnt know how it turned out
Nancy O'Malley (18 days ago)
They didn't 'kill off "Darren Stephens' They just replaced him with another actor-Besides I think he was still alive when he was replaced, just not able to continue with his role
stevieravon (21 days ago)
Red foxx
shroomhead1213 (21 days ago)
Eric Judkins-van buren (21 days ago)
I remember all of them.
Eric Judkins-van buren (21 days ago)
I remember Mr Hooper, coach
phreak1118 (22 days ago)
Carrie Fisher?
Lori Williams (22 days ago)
..what about Alan Rickman from the Harry Potter series? He played Severus Snape and died in the 7th movie, Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows
Atle Kristiansen (5 days ago)
Even if you include movies, the death of Severus Snape was written into the script, and probably the book, from the start. He did not die because of the actor's death, which happened about 5 years later. And since this was based on books, had Rickman died earlier, they would have found another actor to play the part, like they did with Dumbledore...
Peter Lewerin (22 days ago)
lol The subtext generator has a filter that renders all words related to "dying" as "passing". Then, at 6:51, the character Death is mentioned, and the name is also translated as "passing". (And yes, it becomes "kiss of passing".)
artchic528 (22 days ago)
Mrs. Wolowitz's death really got me the hardest because her tendency to keep every scrap of leftover food in her fridge was a lot like my late grandmother. We went through her freezer and fridge after her sudden passing and brought all the baked goods (sweet breads and such) to the gathering after the memorial service. Grandma was always one to be prepared for every contingency, even having food prepared to serve posthumously.
Ben's Beard (22 days ago)
Also Jack Soo in Barney Miller
debatingaftershock (22 days ago)
In our stress to control and politically manipulate the minds of the young (good intentions or not)... we are losing characters and narratives that are so valuable and warm (Sesame Street, Peanuts, mr Rogers, etc), characters that are such a warm and sincere voice to all children
peace92111 (23 days ago)
corey's death still hits me so hard almost like a fresh loss each time i revisit the memory.... i honestly dont know how lea dealt with it...
Tolly Gem (23 days ago)
All of them where taken to soon . . .
Mishka KeepWatch (25 days ago)
If jim lahey ain't here I'm suing
Sunprism (25 days ago)
What about Woodhouse?
Miss.Phoenixx (26 days ago)
Pen pals that exchanged pens..😂. I didn’t think I’d laugh during this video but that made me chuckle. RiP to everyone that passed 🙏🏽
Carrie P (27 days ago)
Her voice bothers me
Truckin Chef (27 days ago)
What's the music
Grandpa from the Waltons?
Todd Taylor (2 days ago)
Yeah, they forgot that Zeb Walton's death was written into the show because Will Geer died between seasons.
suzycreamcheesez (1 month ago)
had a crush on Miguel Ferrer
Jimmy Foley (1 month ago)
Miguel Ferrer was an awesome actor
John Ritter voiced Clifford the Big Red Dog
gdlywom (1 month ago)
Only Miguel Ferrer can play a badass cartoon character! #RIP
Bobby Lawson (1 month ago)
Chief Carl Kanisky from Gimme A Break . His actor Dolph Sweet passed away shortly after the Season 4 finale and the character was revealed to have passed away in the Season 5 premier.
Cole W (1 month ago)
A lot of heart problems
Sweet Peas (1 month ago)
I agree with sesame Street telling children he had died, it's good practice for them to learn to deal with emotions when it's someone close to them. Years ago when it was on in the UK and I was teaching we'd do letter assessments. Kids would say zee not zed, Do you watch sesame Street I'd ask. I get an enthusiastic nod and ticked it as correct. Who really cares if they say zee or zed, just a letter name not the sound.
Jacob Harmer (1 month ago)
god damn cheers was such a great show!
Rahmita Razzak (1 month ago)
Video: 'Cory Monteith' Me: *AW HELL NAH DON'T YOU DARE*
Eileen Marie O'Connor (1 month ago)
Cory’s got me
Facina (1 month ago)
Death is coming for us all.
Corey 😭😭😭
Kori Hoornstra (1 month ago)
Rest in peace to all of these people
Rattler (1 month ago)
You showed Nancy Marchand but didn't even mention her here? Her role greatly shaped the character that is Tony Soprano.
yoram (1 month ago)
3:19 what movie was that?
TheTardisDreamer (1 month ago)
Elizabeth Sladen aka Sarah Jane Smith on Doctor Who and the Sarah Jane Adventures :( One of those characters and actresses that you instantly love.
majkus (10 days ago)
But I don't think her death was reflected by Sarah Jane's death being referred to on screen. Nicholas Courtney (Brigadier Alistair Lethbridge-Stewart), on the other hand…
royal Hadlock (1 month ago)
I'm really surprised that Stanley kamal wasn't on that list
Dolly Dagger (1 month ago)
The guy who played Jock Ewing aka "Daddy" from Dallas.
D. Peters (1 month ago)
Even as a child I was astute enough to never watch that indoctrination of liberalism called Sesame Street. Thank God.
MZ J (1 month ago)
I love 80s sitcom

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