Actors who didn't live to see their final films
They each left an impressive artistic legacy behind
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One of the sad truths about celebrity and the artistic soul is that they often make a destructive combination. Many great actors died tragically young after struggling with addiction and mental illness, but their work lives on and immortalizes their talent. On the other end of the scale, some of the great actors of the 20th century lived long lives and continued to work right up until their deaths.
On both sides of the spectrum, in many cases this sadly meant that they didn't all get the chance to see their final films released to the world. Click on this gallery to see which actors never lived to see their last works of art.
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