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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
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thank you for giving mr. hooper the number 1 spot. his death was the first time we little kids of the 70s/early 80s heard about anyone dying. t.v. didn't discuss that possibility in the 70s especially on childrens shows. we all knew mr. hooper and couldn't believe it was true. even the smartest of us thought he was written out after quitting the job. I remember my mother telling me that he died in real life also, and it wasn't just an act, that he really was dead for real. I was devastated to hear that along with the rest of our generation that understood what dead meant at the time. to this day I cant accept anyone else as the propieter of that corner store on sesame street. and not once ever did big bird say his name correctly even after he died! lol!
The beginning speech rubbed me the wrong way... death is inescapable? I'll gladly be one of the first people to defy that... if necessary, I rather let a group of the most talented surgeons and scientists remove my brain and keep it in a containment (the body is just a tool afterwards), with it almost 100% undamaged and ready to be genetically modified, bringing the aging process to a halt and be put either in a cloned or a synthetic body.
Yes, immortality is against our nature... but I think the meaning of life is to surpass those boundaries.
Phil Hartman. yep a fine Canadian. From Brantford Ontario - Same town that was named for the Thayendanega Mokawk chief Joseph Brant who led his people there during the American Revolution as well as the home towns of Alexander Graham Bell and Wayne Gretzky. Phil, Alex and Wayne all went to the States to make their fortune (Wayne already had it in Canada) while Joe left the States to make his legacy here in Canada.
In my opinion... These producers dont giva damm about these people dien... All they ask them... Is.. "Are u ok"..? Then the rats wont even respect them enough to call out they was at fault for pushing them
The actor/character dying that had the most impact on me was Will Greer, who played Grampa Zeb Walton on the long-running family drama, The Waltons. The shows great strength was acknowledging the passage of time & the fact that the child actors playing the younger Walton kids were getting older. They did this by emphasizing the series' historical setting: it had originally been set during the Great Depression, so it made sense to develop storylines where the older girls got married, & the boys & the girls' husbands were conscripted into the military to fight World War II. When the actor Will Greer died, the show addressed the loss of Grampa Walton with warmth, seriousness, & the profound sense of loss that the cast & crew shared with the fans.
Later, when the actress playing Grandma Walton had a stroke, which limited her ability to act, this was also handled appropriately within the show, until such time as the actress felt she could no longer continue in the role, so she was given a graceful exit.
During the 80s, after the weekly series had transitioned into TV movies to complete the story, a special Christmas movie paid homage to Will Greer. In the story, one of the grandkids gets lost in the woods on Walton's Mountain, prompting the siblings staying at the family home to go out into the frigid night looking for him. Meanwhile, he's been kept calm & safe by someone off screen. When the boy is finally rescued & rushed back to the house, he tells his worried parents & aunts & uncles that he wasn't scared, because a nice man kept him company. Of course, no one believes him. In the epilogue, he sees a photo of Grampa in a photo album & tells his astonished elders: that's the man who had kept him company! (It's a still from the show.) He had never met his grandfather.
While I do miss the actors that I watched as a child as I got older TV became of less and less importance and lost interest. Have not watched it from around 2007 we don't have one in the home. Children grew up without it they have no interest either. I give much more weight to the off screen staff that make it possible for the actors to bring their work to life.
I remember the Mr Hooper death episode very well. I was 7 years old, and the show was my favorite. I just happened to be home sick from school, and I cried through most of it. I also cried when Snuffy was finally revealed to all of Big Bird's friends, not just because they never believed him, but because of what was hanging on the wall behind everyone... the drawing of Mr Hooper from the death episode.
Richard Gilmore on _Gilmore Girls_ ! Edward Herrmann died after the series ended and his death was a major plot point during the reboot. Richard was the glue that held the Gilmore family together. Without him, Emily would have driven Lorelei and possibly Rory away irrevocably many times.
Jim Davis on Dallas died just as the show was reaching very high ratings. The solution to Who Shot JR aired in 1980 and Jim Davis died in 1981. His death was written into the show. The show continued until 1991 and he was constantly referred to til the end.
Shortly after the "Sesame Street" episode where it was revealed that Mr. Hooper had died, there was talk about having the Muppet character Ernie pass away from leukemia (a form of cancer) because Muppet creator Jim Henson, the long-time voice of Ernie, had died in real life. However, this idea was eventually scraped when somebody else was hired to do Ernie's voice.
I'm gonna stop you there and correct you about Miguel Ferrer in that everyone knows Twin Peaks brought gravity and closure to an amazing human being who chose to live his life in the company of Ghandi and King and on behalf of the entire planet and the cosmos beyond, I can reassuringly proclaim that we, as a collective, love you Miguel.
See you on the other side.
I re-watch cheers at lease once a year...And Coach's passing always gets to me. He was such a lovable character and the crew loved him. He was the Father of Cheers. Thx for the laughs and good times Mr.Colasanto.
The one I missed most in this (I'm from the Netherlands, so I know some, but not all of the actors mentioned in this video) was David Strickland from 'Suddenly Susan'. His death made quite an impact on me, because I was still a teenager when I first watched that episode, and because he committed suicide (I checked Wikipedia, and he wasn't even thirty at the time). So I think he should have been mentioned in this video, but that's just my opinion.
Many more death's should be covered on another video. Was watching the wire recently and they did something similar when the actor who played Ray Cole died from a battle with cancer. The show writers wrote the characters death into the show and even held a public funeral with a double to pay respects to him.
Michael Conrad was the Emmy Award winning actor that played Sgt. Phil Esterhaus on Hill Street Blues.
He died from urethral cancer in November 1983 during the fourth season of Hill Street Blues.
His character (who was missing, but mentioned in several episodes of the show) was killed of by suffering a heart attack while making love to his girlfriend Grace Gardner (Barbara Babcock).
I wasn't a Glee fan at the time of Cory's death and hadn't seen the show at all but, hearing about it still hit me so hard. It's true that a lot of people are lost to cancer and heart issues but so many are also lost due to mental health issues. It's really important to listen to the voice of mental health. You never know who is facing what, and the time you have to help them and love them needs to be taken.
No one "rests in peace", they're just dead. "Euthanised" animals aren't "put to sleep", they are killed. Realism, people, or you'll just censor your lives away in a pink cloud of double standards. Junkie overdosers should be publicly shamed for being weak, deaths that could have been avoided should not be treated emotionally, but instead lead to action to prevent such things in the future.
Highlander: The Series first season recurring character of Darius was killed off-screen in the season finale "The Hunters" because of Werner Stocker's untimely death of a brain tumor at 38, less than a week before they planned on filming the episode
Sechskies Eun Ji Won and rookie singers Lee Soo Hyun and Kim Eun Bi performed the third OST single titled "Love Song". The rookies, who are both training to debut in HYWY Entertainments girl group HYWY Girls, joined the veteran to sing about falling in love with an unlikely person. The rhythmic medium temp track is the perfect tune to make your spring days even brighter.
As a child, there was a portrait in our family home in Paris that I always loved. Today, it’s known as Maya with Doll – but to me it was just a portrait of my mother, albeit a remarkable one. “Your grandfather was a painter,” she would say, whenever the subject of the canvas, one of many that hung around the house, came up in discussion. It was only when I began school, and whispers about my heritage started to follow me, that I realised what an understatement that was. My grandfather was far more than a painter. He was the defining figure of 20th-century art – and, as I would learn later from years of academic study, a true genius. It was a revelation that would shape the course of my life in many ways. When Picasso died – in 1973, the year before I was born – he left behind 45,000 works, not to mention personal objects and correspondence.