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10 Actors Who Died In The Middle Of Filming

Even though death is part of the human condition, it's still jolting and disheartening when it occurs. Death can be an especially unwelcome shock when an actor passes away in the middle of filming a p

Even though death is part of the human condition, it's still jolting and disheartening when it occurs. Death can be an especially unwelcome shock when an actor passes away in the middle of filming a project. The tragedy undoubtedly affects the other actors in the movie or television show. And, aside from the professional necessities of possibly changing a storyline or removing the deceased actor's character from some scenes, the directors, producers and crew have to deal with feelings of loss as well. This is especially true if the people behind the scenes knew the actor well or worked with him/her on other projects in the past.

For some actors, their last creative works serve as a beautifully artistic way to memorialize them. Viewers and fans may use their actor's final television show or movie as inspiration to achieve greatness in their own lives, or as a precautionary tale. The reasons for an actor's death can help to spark social awareness on certain illnesses and conditions. It can also make the heartbreaking reality of death tangible, encouraging others to make changes for the better. Here are 10 celebrities whose lives ended before they were able to complete the filming of a movie or television program.

11 Natalie Wood

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10 George Reeves

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9 Freddie Prinze

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8 Nancy Marchand

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7 Jerry Orbach

6 Brandon Lee

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5 Cory Monteith

4 Paul Walker

3 John Ritter

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1 Marilyn Monroe

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The woman who is still seen by many as the ultimate sex symbol in Hollywood died from a drug overdose in 1962, while filming the movie Something's Got to Give. The movie was never completed. Monroe, whose birth name was Norma Jeane Mortenson, started her career as a model, which helped to land her a contract with 21st Century-Fox. She had the lead role in the film Don't Bother to Knock and also starred in Niagara, a film that focused on her seductive nature. She is also famous for portraying bubbly blonde characters in the movies The Seven Year Itch and How to Marry a Millionaire. Monroe is also well-known for her affair with president John F. Kennedy. She was named Film's Sexiest Woman of All Time in 2009 by TV Guide Network.

Sources:  usatoday.com, ew.com, huffingtonpost.com, cinemablend.com

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