In this article I have listed the 10 famous artists who have died while performing in the most tragic and dramatic way. It’s like death had preplanned their end, and was asking them to follow the steps prescribed by him. Read more..
All the famous people that I am going to mention in this article have died in the most surprising and shocking way, while performing. The way in which these artists have died is very dramatic and sounds more like a movie script more than a real life story. The famous personalities I have mentioned come from different genres like actors, magicians, musicians, show anchors, singers, comedians, and wrestlers. Their death was sudden and unexpected. One of them died because of a heart attack and one accidentally ended up shooting himself. None of them in their wildest dreams would have imagined that their life would end like this.
10 Famous People Who Died While Performing
Following is a list of the 10 famous people who died while performing. The only thing common between all the personalities mentioned above is the fact that they died while doing something they loved, Performing! They have left their mark in the world history and will be immortal in millions of hearts.
February 22, 1962 – September 4, 2006
“I have no fear of losing my life – if I have to save a koala or a crocodile or a kangaroo or a snake, mate, I will save it.”
February 1, 1965 – March 31, 1993
“Because we do not know when we will die, we get to think of life as an inexhaustible well. And yet everything happens only a certain number of times. And a very small number really.”
|WILLIAM ELLSWORTH ROBINSON
April 2, 1861- March 23, 1918
His last words were, “Oh my God. Something’s happened. Lower the curtain!”
March 19, 1921 – April 15, 1984
“I used to be indecisive but now I am not quite sure.”
May 7, 1965 – May 23, 1999
“Nobody really knows for sure who the Blue Blazer is, but like I said in my interview, there’s a little bit of the Blue Blazer in each and every one of us.”
|DARRELL LANCE ABBOTT
August 20, 1966 – December 8, 2004
Cause of Death: Shot in the Head
Darell was a famous American guitarist who founded the heavy metal bands – Pantera and Damageplan. He was accoladed with the title “One of the most influential stylists in modern metal” and his tone was also included in the “50 Greatest Tones of All Time”. His career ended with his life when a gunman ‘Nathan Gale’ shot Darell. He was shot thrice in his head and died immediately. Besides him the gunman killed a few others too. His motive is not clearly known but it is said that he was a paranoid schizophrenic and ended up killing Darell thinking he was trying to steal his identity.
“I was lucky enough to get to see guys like Bugs Henderson, Jimmy Wallace, all those great Texas blues players.”
November 5, 1957 – October 18, 1984
Cause of Death: Shot
Hexum was a famous American model turned actor. He killed himself, unintentionally. He was on the set of ‘Cover Up’ shooting for the 7th episode for the ‘Golden Opportunity’ Series. He performed a shot but Hexum’s director was not happy with the outcome, which made Hexum uneasy and impatient. To change his mood, he started to play around with the revolver and pointed it on his temple like a Russian Roulettegame and pulled the trigger. The blanks were made out of plastic, but it can cause injuries if it is fired from a short distance, specially on a very vulnerable place. He was certainly not aware of his actions, but the paper wadding from the black struck him, right in his temple which created a trauma that damaged a part of his skull and caused a massive hemorrhage. He was under treatment for 6 days but couldn’t survive any further.
“I worry about not being a great actor. I’d hate to die young and never have made Grapes of Wrath. Life goes by so fast…I just don’t want to miss out on anything.”
January 21, 1905 – March 22, 1978
“Life is being on the wire; everything else is just waiting.”
1914 – November 22,1986
Cause of Death: Heart Attack
Edith Webster was a famous stage actress in America. In 1986, the veteran stage actress was giving her final performance in, ‘The Drunkard’- an off-Broadway play. She had played that role throughout the eight years period where she played the character of an old grandmother. In her final scene she was to sing the song “Please Don’t Talk About Me When I’m Gone” and then just collapse on the floor. Her performance went really well and the song she sang that is said to be her best interpretation of the song. She sang the song and collapsed on the floor, the audience gave her a standing ovation but she remained motionless in her body without life. She died at the same moment when she actually died in the play because of a fatal heart attack. I guess it was God’s wish to call his beloved back before she could retire as performing was the soul of her life.
February 14, 1929 – July 23, 1982
Vic Morrow was once asked about the safety levels maintained in the explosions he films. As a reply he said,
“Because we are in a war situation, this can sometimes be dangerous work. But guys like A.D. Flowers and his technicians just take it in stride and get on with the job. In four years, we’ve never had a serious accident or injury working with all the explosions.”