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Entertainers who died during a performance

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  1. 1984: Suffered a heart attack during a performance on the London Weekend Television variety show Live From Her Majesty's.
  2. 1984: Died a few hours after collapsing from a heart attack on stage of the Roses Theatre in Tewkesbury following a performance.
  3. 1984: Died of a heart attack in his dressing room at the Lyric Theatre, London whilst getting ready to go on stage in Joe Orton's play Loot.
  4. 2006: Killed by a stingray while filming the underwater documentary Ocean's Deadliest.
  5. 1993: Died while filming the movie The Crow in Wilmington from a firearm malfunction.

  6. 1988: Died the next day after a fall from a horse in Toledo, Spain, during the making of The Return of the Musketeers.
  7. 1976: Collapsed on stage during first night performance of The Mating Season at the Sunderland Empire Theatre.
  8. 2003: Fell ill on the set of his show "8 Simple Rules for Dating My Teenage Daughter" and rushed to the hospital.
  9. 1673: French actor and playwright, died a few minutes on leaving the stage after suffering a violent coughing fit while playing the title role in his play Le Malade.
  10. 1956: Suffered a heart attack while filming "Plan 9 from Outer Space".
  11. 2006: Touring the UK when his manager found him dead in his hotel room following a Cardiff concert.
  12. 2004: Died of a heart attack on a working holiday in Peru.


  1. Tommy Cooper
  2. Eric Morecambe
  3. Leonard Rossiter
  4. Steve Irwin
  5. Brandon Lee
  6. Roy Kinnear
  7. Sid James
  8. John Ritter
  9. Moliere
  10. Bela Lugosi
  11. Gene Pitney

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