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6 /10 John Candy

Who didn’t love John Candy? Space Balls, Home Alone, and Uncle Buck are just a few of the many movies in which he made us laugh with his brilliant humor.

John Candy died in 1994 of natural causes, a heart attack while filming a Western, Wagons East, which was released five months after his death. The scenes he never got to film were finished by using special effects and a stand-in.

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5 /10 Steve Irwin

Technically, Steve Irwin was not an actor, but an adventurer whose exploits were regularly televised on the Crocodile Hunter series.

The wildlife advocate was killed while filming off Queensland, Australia, on September 4, 2006. The man who did not fear crocodiles and other wild creatures were killed by an 8-foot stingray who stabbed him in the chest.

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4 /10 John Ritter

One of the most beloved faces on television, John Ritter, passed away while filming 8 Simple Rules for Dating My Teenage Daughter, the immensely popular ABC series.

On September 11, 2003, Ritter collapsed on set from a rare medical condition, a ruptured aorta. The actor made it to the hospital, but the emergency surgery was unsuccessful. He died the same evening, aged 54.


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