Would you die for your career? Many entertainers passed away while doing what they do best. Some died on stage, some on the screen, they ensured their legacy will live on.
“Dimebag” Darryl Abbot – Murdered December 9, 2004 when an overzealous Pantera fan shot him onstage while he was performing with his new band, Damageplan.
Guiseppe Sinopoli – Died of a heart attack in Berlin while conducting an orchestra in 2001.
Grover Washington, Jr. – Died on the set of “The Saturday Early Show” of a heart attack in 1999.
Mark Sandman – The lead singer of Morphine had a heart attack and died onstage on July 5, 1999.
Johnny “Guitar” Watson – Had a heart attack onstage in Yokohama in 1996.
Redd Foxx – Suffered a heart attack while filming for his sitcom in 1991.
Steve Irwin – “Crocodile Hunter” who died after getting too close to a stingray while filming in 2006.
Owen Hart – Professional Wrestler who died in a stunt gone wrong in 1999.
Tiny Tim – Had a heart attack and died onstage in Minneapolis in 1996.
Brandon Lee – Died after after a prop gun misfired while filming “The Crow” in 1993.
Jon- Erik Hexum – Died while clowning around on the set of “Cover Up” when he put a prop gun to his head and pulled the trigger.
Vic Morrow – Killed along with two children while filming “The Twilight Zone” move in 1982.
Irene Ryan – The former star of the “Beverly Hillbillies” died of a stroke while giving a theater performance in 1973.
Nelson Eddy – Died of a stroke while on stage in Miami in 1967.
Leonard Warren – Died onstage at the Metroplitan Opera House in 1960.
Tyrone Powers – Died while fencing on the set of his movie “Solomon and Sheba” in 1958.
Johnny Ace – A blues singer who lost a game of Russian Roulette onstage in 1954.
Moliere – The famed French playwright died onstage while performing