Actors who died before finishing their final film

Find out how their movies were finished without them

Stars Insider

25/01/23 | StarsInsider


If you were directing a film and the star suddenly died before filming was over, what would you do? Many directors have found themselves in this exact situation when a key member of their cast suddenly died. From Marilyn Monroe to Heath Ledger, some of the biggest stars in film history have met tragic premature deaths while working on major motion pictures. Their colleagues had to try and find creative ways to finish their movies in a way that made sense while paying tribute to the fallen star.

Click through this gallery for a list of beloved actors who left us before they could finish their final work, and how their movies were completed (or not) without them.

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