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Hollywood actors who died while Filming a movie

3. Brandon Lee

Brandon Lee, the son of martial arts legend Bruce Lee, was killed on March 31, 1993, in a stunt accident on the set of The Crow.

During filming, Lee was walking through a doorway carrying a grocery bag as another actor fired blanks at him from 15 feet away, as Lee's character was supposed to get shot in the scene.

At that moment, Lee activated a toggle switch underneath the grocery bag and set off the small charge, called a squib, which is commonly used on movie sets to simulate gunfire effects. Lee was hit in the abdomen by a projectile, and died later that day at the age of 28. The movie was later completed with special effects.

2. Redd Fox

In 1991 while filming on the set of The Royal Family (co starring Della Reese), Foxx died of a massive heart attack. His death was so ironic, because the heart attack came at a point where he grabbed his chest and called out to his dead television wife, Elizabeth, while he pretended to have a heart attack on the ‘70s show, Sanford and son.

1. Vic Morrow

During the filming of Twilight zone: The movie, Morrow was killed on set in July 1982, along with two child actors, Myca Dinh Le and Renee Chen.

The script called for the use of both a helicopter and pyrotechnics, a deadly combination in this case. During a scene in which Morrow was being attacked by American soldiers in Vietnam, the pyrotechnics exploded, severing the helicopter’s tail, which caused it to crash, decapitating Morrow and killing the two child actors. The director of the movie was later charged, but found not guilty.

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