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This article presents 10 well-known personalities who unfortunately passed away while performing, what made them famous, or because of an accident or problem suffered during their performances. Take a look-
#10. Jon-Erik Hexum
Jon-Erik Hexum was an American actor, known for his lead roles in the TV series Voyagers! and Cover Up. He died as a result of an accidental self-inflicted blank cartridge gunshot to the head on the set of Cover Up. He was died at the age of 26. He was fooling around on the set of the CBS TV-Series Cover up. He decided to play Russian roulette in between takes with a gun used in a previous scene which was loaded with blanks. The actor was unaware of that firing blanks at close range could have disastrous effects. He pulled the trigger, fractured his skull and caused massive hemorrhage. He was declared brain dead after six days of surgery.
#9. Karl Wallenda
Karl Wallenda was a German-American high wire artist and founder of The Flying Wallendas, a daredevil circus act which performed dangerous stunts, often without a safety net. He was the great-grandfather of current performer Nik Wallenda. Karl died falling ten stories during a stunt between two towers of the Condado Plaza Hotel in San Juan, Puerto Rico. It was a balancing act that horribly proved the death of him because the rigging was rigged improperly under his feet.
#8. J. I. Rodale
Jerome Irving Rodale was a publisher, editor, author, playwright, and founder of Rodale, Inc. Rodale was an early advocate of sustainable agriculture and organic farming in the United States. He passed away on the Dick Cavett show in 1971 after he had just finish his interview. He suffered a heart attack and died at the age of 72.
#7. Leslie Les Harvey
Leslie Cameron Harvey was a guitarist in several Scottish bands of the late 1960s and early 1970s, most notably Stone the Crows. Les Harvey, guitarist for '70s blues-rock band Stone the Crows, died onstage in front of 1,000 fans on May 3, 1972 when he was electrocuted while tuning up for a show in Swansea, Wales.
#6. Vic Morrow
Victor Morrow was an American actor and director. Morrow and two child actors were killed in 1982 by a stunt helicopter crash during the filming of Twilight Zone: The Movie.
#5. Brandon Lee
Brandon Bruce Lee was an American actor and martial artist. He was the first child of martial artist and actor Bruce Lee and teacher Linda Lee Cadwell. On March 31, 1993, Lee was filming a scene in The Crow where his character is shot and killed by thugs.
#4. Owen Hart
Owen James Hart was a Canadian–American professional and amateur wrestler who worked for several promotions including Stampede Wrestling, New Japan Pro Wrestling, World Championship Wrestling, and the World Wrestling Federation. Hart died on May 23, 1999, due to injuries suffered following an equipment malfunction and subsequent fall from the rafters of Kemper Arena in Kansas City, Missouri, United States, during his ring entrance at the WWF's Over the Edge pay-per-view event.
#3. Tommy Cooper
Thomas Frederick Cooper was a British prop comedian and magician. He was a member of The Magic Circle, and was respected by traditional magicians. On 15 April 1984, Cooper collapsed from a heart attack in front of millions of television viewers, midway through his act.
#2. Steve Irwin
Stephen Robert Irwin, nicknamed "The Crocodile Hunter", was an Australian zookeeper, conservationist and television personality. On 4 September 2006, Irwin was on location at Batt Reef, near Port Douglas, Queensland, taking part in the production of the documentary series Ocean's Deadliest. During a lull in filming caused by inclement weather, Irwin decided to snorkel in shallow waters while being filmed in an effort to provide footage for his daughter's television programme.While swimming in chest-deep water, Irwin approached a short-tail stingray with an approximate span of two meters (6.5 ft) from the rear, in order to film it swimming away. the stingray's barb pierced his heart, causing him to bleed to death.
#1. Dimebag Darrell
Darrell Lance Abbott, best known by his stage name Dimebag Darrell, was an American musician and songwriter. He was the guitarist of the heavy metal bands Pantera and Damageplan, both of which he co-founded alongside his brother Vinnie Paul. Abbott was shot and killed by a deranged fan on December 8, 2004, while on stage with Damageplan at the Alrosa Villa nightclub in Columbus, Ohio.
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