10 Famous Actors You Didn’t Know Had Died
The magic of both cinema and TV series is that they take us to different eras and make us experience incredible feelings, through the stories they podcast. But this is not the only power of movies and TV series: they can also stop time and make actors immortal.
Actually, even actors change, get old and die, though this might sound impossible. TV channels often broadcast the same serie many times, so it is difficult to realize if a character died, as we watch them for many years in a row.
This article lists many actors who died in more or less suspicious circumstances but keep on living and being loved by public through their characters. Are you sure you remember about them?
10. Brittany Murphy
Brittany Murphy was at the height of her career (she had starred in 34 movies) when she died. She starred in movies like “Girls, Interrupted”, “Don’t Say a Word”, “8 Miles” and “Sin City”. The actress was found lifeless by her mother on December 20th 2009 and the most likely assumption was a pneumonia worsened by anaemia and medicine poisoning. But her case is still covered with mystery, as even her husband Simon Monjak died a few months later. In 2012 Brittany Murphyʼs father talked about possible couple murder, caused by poisoning.
9. Pat Morita
Noriyuki Morita, also known as Pat Morita, was a Japanese American actor. Morita became famous after starring Karate Kid Master. The actor died on November 24th 2005, aged 73, in Las Vegas. Though his daughter stated he died by natural causes, reports are conflicting. Ηe allegedly died due to renal impairment worsened by chronic alcoholism.
8. Michelle Thomas
Michelle Thomas was and American actress known for “Family Matters” and “The Robinson”. Michelle, born in Boston in 1968, died when she was only 30 (December 22nd 1998) due to a terrible stomach cancer. In August 1997 she had indeed been diagnosed with a rare cancer kind.
7. David Graf
Even the policeman who loved weapons in “Police Accademy” died. David Graf, an American actor, was born in Ohio in 1950 and died in Arizona on April 7th 2001 due to a heart attack. The respiratory failure occurred during a wedding ceremony he was attending.
6. John Ritter
John Ritter was a comedian and voice actor. The actor died a few days before his 55th birthday. Death due to aortic dissection suddenly occurred on September 11th 2003, when he was 54. John Ritter is still famous thanks to funny TV series such as “Threeʼs Company”, the American sitcom that was broadcast or 8 seasons.
5. Bernie Mac
American actor Bernie Mac, born Bernard Jeffrey McCullough, died, aged 50 on August 9th 2008 in Chicago. Death was caused by pneumonia complications. Ηe starred in “Ocean’s Eleven” and got a Grammy nomination for docu film “The Original Kings of Comedy”, made in 2000 by Spike Lee.
4. Raúl Juliá
Raúl Juliá starred Gomez, Addams Familyʼs father. Raúl Juliá, born in 1940 in Portorico, studied Law and later got to USA. Ηe died when he was only 54, on October 24th 1994, due to a stroke he had been hit by a few days before.
3. Michael Clarke Duncan
Michael Clarke Duncan, was the good giant John Coffey in “The Green Mile”. The actor, born on 1957, died on September 3rd 2012 in Los Angeles, two months after being hit by a serious hearth attack.
2. Zelda Rubinstein
Actress Zelda Rubinstein, famous for starring eccentric medium in “Poltergeist” trilogy, died on January 27th 2010 in Los Angeles. She was 76.
1. Jeff Conaway
Jeff Conaway, famous for starring Kenickie in 1978 musical “Grease” and taking part in “Beautiful”, died on May 27th 2011, allegedly due to overdose.