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18th Jun '18 1:12:30 PM Premonition45
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* Creator/ChrisFarley was starring as the eponymous character of ''WesternAnimation/{{Shrek}}'' when he died in December 1997. WordOfGod said the movie was 85% finished at the time he died. Farley's SNL castmate Creator/MikeMyers stepped in as Shrek, and this soon led to the story being dramatically changed. While Farley's Shrek was sad [[MySpeciesDothProtestTooMuch because he didn't want to follow the path of his fellow ogres]], Myers' Shrek [[PunchClockHero simply wanted to fulfill a promise]] to [[BigBad King Farquaad]]. It wasn't till 2015 that Farley's performance as Shrek came to light, [[https://youtu.be/9zYT5hQR4Q4 with his take for the campfire scene]].

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* Creator/ChrisFarley was starring as the eponymous character of ''WesternAnimation/{{Shrek}}'' when he died in December 1997. WordOfGod said the movie was 85% finished at the time he died. Farley's SNL castmate Creator/MikeMyers stepped in as Shrek, and this soon led to the story being dramatically changed. While Farley's Shrek was sad [[MySpeciesDothProtestTooMuch because he didn't want to follow the path of his fellow ogres]], Myers' Shrek [[PunchClockHero simply wanted to fulfill a promise]] to [[BigBad King Farquaad]]. It wasn't till 2015 that Farley's performance as Shrek came to light, [[https://youtu.be/9zYT5hQR4Q4 with his take for the campfire scene]].
18th Jun '18 1:09:23 PM Premonition45
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** Creator/DonRickles had signed on to reprise his role as Mr. Potato Head in ''WesternAnimation/ToyStory4'', only to die suddenly before getting to record any lines.

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** Creator/DonRickles had signed on to reprise his role as Mr. Potato Head in ''WesternAnimation/ToyStory4'', only to die suddenly in 2017 before getting to record any lines.


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* Creator/ChrisFarley was starring as the eponymous character of ''WesternAnimation/{{Shrek}}'' when he died in December 1997. WordOfGod said the movie was 85% finished at the time he died. Farley's SNL castmate Creator/MikeMyers stepped in as Shrek, and this soon led to the story being dramatically changed. While Farley's Shrek was sad [[MySpeciesDothProtestTooMuch because he didn't want to follow the path of his fellow ogres]], Myers' Shrek [[PunchClockHero simply wanted to fulfill a promise]] to [[BigBad King Farquaad]]. It wasn't till 2015 that Farley's performance as Shrek came to light, [[https://youtu.be/9zYT5hQR4Q4 with his take for the campfire scene]].
17th Jun '18 11:07:22 AM Premonition45
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* Creator/JohnBelushi was intended to star in some other films alongside his friend and fellow Blues Brother Creator/DanAykroyd before dying in March 1982:
** First, the sequel to ''Film/TheBluesBrothers'' was shelved for years before finally being made in 1998 as ''Film/BluesBrothers2000'', with Creator/JohnGoodman filling in as "Mighty" Mac [=McTeer=].
** He was intended to play Dr. Peter Venkman in ''Film/{{Ghostbusters}}''. Their SNL castmate Creator/BillMurray played Venkman instead. The character of Slimer was created as a homage to Belushi's performance in ''Film/AnimalHouse''.

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* Before his death in March 1982, Creator/JohnBelushi was intended to star in some other films alongside his friend and fellow Blues Brother Creator/DanAykroyd before dying in March 1982:
Creator/DanAykroyd:
** First, the sequel to ''Film/TheBluesBrothers'' was shelved for years before finally being made in 1998 as ''Film/BluesBrothers2000'', ''Blues Brothers 2000'', with [[TheCharacterDiedWithHim Jake Blues having died between films]] and Creator/JohnGoodman [[SuspiciouslySimilarSubstitute filling in as "Mighty" Mac [=McTeer=].
McTeer]].
** He was intended supposed to play Dr. Peter Venkman in ''Film/{{Ghostbusters}}''. Their SNL castmate Creator/BillMurray played Venkman instead. The character of Slimer was created as a homage to Belushi's performance in ''Film/AnimalHouse''.
16th Jun '18 1:22:19 PM Sunflorazumarill
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* Creator/YasuoYamada, most recognizable as the voice of ''Anime/LupinIII'', died of a brain hemorrhage in 1995, a month before the release of ''Anime/FarewellToNostradamus'', the movie that would mark the series' return to the big screen in ten years. Fortunately, his will stated that, if he were to pass away, the baton should be passed to Creator/KanichiKurita (a popular comedian and impersonator), [[TheOtherDarrin who voices Lupin]] from that movie onwards. In honor of Yamada, a message was placed at the end of the film's credits: "To Yasuo Yamada, Eternal Lupin the Third: Thank you!".

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* Creator/YasuoYamada, most recognizable as the voice of ''Anime/LupinIII'', died of a brain hemorrhage in 1995, a month before the release of ''Anime/FarewellToNostradamus'', the movie that would mark the series' return to the big screen in ten years. Fortunately, his will stated that, if he were to pass away, the baton should be passed to Creator/KanichiKurita Kanichi Kurita (a popular comedian and impersonator), [[TheOtherDarrin who voices Lupin]] from that movie onwards. In honor of Yamada, a message was placed at the end of the film's credits: "To Yasuo Yamada, Eternal Lupin the Third: Thank you!".



* Drew Hayes, the author of ''ComicBook/PoisonElves'', had been planning to create new issues of the comic after having had to stop working on it due to his poor health. He died of a heart attack in 2007 before he had a chance to create more than a few sketches for the new stories.

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* Drew Hayes, the author of ''ComicBook/PoisonElves'', ''Poison Elves'', had been planning to create new issues of the comic after having had to stop working on it due to his poor health. He died of a heart attack in 2007 before he had a chance to create more than a few sketches for the new stories.



* The planned sequel to ''VideoGame/{{Blasto}}'' was cancelled due to the aforementioned Phil Hartman's murder-suicide two months after the first game's release.

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* The planned sequel to ''VideoGame/{{Blasto}}'' ''Blasto'' was cancelled due to the aforementioned Phil Hartman's murder-suicide two months after the first game's release.
16th Jun '18 12:54:18 PM Premonition45
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* Creator/JohnBelushi was intended to star in some other films alongside his friend and fellow Blues Brother Creator/DanAykroyd before dying in March 1982:
** First, the sequel to ''Film/TheBluesBrothers'' was shelved for years before finally being made in 1998 as ''Film/BluesBrothers2000'', with Creator/JohnGoodman filling in as "Mighty" Mac [=McTeer=].
** He was intended to play Dr. Peter Venkman in ''Film/{{Ghostbusters}}''. Their SNL castmate Creator/BillMurray played Venkman instead. The character of Slimer was created as a homage to Belushi's performance in ''Film/AnimalHouse''.
** He was supposed to play Emmett Fitz-Hume in ''Film/SpiesLikeUs''. Again, another SNL castmate, Creator/ChevyChase, was cast instead.
15th Jun '18 11:30:27 PM NotGonnaDoALot4
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* Kathleen Freeman, the voice of Ms. Gordon in ''WesternAnimation/AsToldByGinger'', died before she finished her role in the episode "No Hope for Courtney." As a result, the character she played [[TheCharacterDiedWithHim passed away]] instead of getting out of retirement as originally planned (the whole episode was dedicated to her (Kathleen Freeman)).

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* Kathleen Freeman, the voice of Ms. Gordon in ''WesternAnimation/AsToldByGinger'', died before she finished her role in the episode "No Hope for Courtney." As a result, the character she played [[TheCharacterDiedWithHim passed away]] instead of getting out of retirement as originally planned (the whole episode was dedicated to her (Kathleen Freeman)).her).
15th Jun '18 11:08:01 PM NotGonnaDoALot4
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* Creator/AyaHisakawa replaced Creator/HiromiTsuru as Bulma in ''Anime/DragonBallSuper'' following the latter's death from heart problems on November 16, 2017. However Creator/ReiSakuma, [[TalkingToHimself who also plays Butterko on the show in question]], took over her other famous role, which was Dokin-chan on ''Franchise/{{Anpanman}}''.

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* Creator/AyaHisakawa replaced Creator/HiromiTsuru as Bulma in ''Anime/DragonBallSuper'' following the latter's death from heart problems on November 16, 2017. However In addition Creator/ReiSakuma, [[TalkingToHimself who also plays Butterko on the show in question]], took over her other famous role, which was Dokin-chan on ''Franchise/{{Anpanman}}''.
13th Jun '18 8:48:13 PM JJHIL325
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* [[https://www.sciencealert.com/stephen-hawking-submitted-a-paper-on-parallel-universes-just-before-he-died?perpetual=yes&limitstart=1 Two weeks before his death in March 2018]], Creator/StephenHawking co-authored a paper, "A Smooth Exit from Eternal Inflation", which theorizes how to search for parallel universes. If proof is ever found, it would have likely earned Hawking a Nobel Prize nomination (but the prize cannot be awarded posthumously).

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* [[https://www.sciencealert.com/stephen-hawking-submitted-a-paper-on-parallel-universes-just-before-he-died?perpetual=yes&limitstart=1 Two weeks before his death in March 2018]], Creator/StephenHawking co-authored a paper, "A Smooth Exit from Eternal Inflation", which theorizes how to search for parallel universes. If proof is ever found, it would have likely earned Hawking a Nobel Prize nomination (but but unfortunately, the prize cannot be awarded posthumously).posthumously.
10th Jun '18 8:03:26 AM AmuckCricetine
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* ''Series/DoctorWho'' writer Robert Holmes died while writing the concluding episodes of 1986's ''The Trial Of A Time Lord'' story. When the series' script editor, Eric Saward, quit afterward -- mainly because the show's producer, John Nathan-Turner, pretty much rejected Holmes' planned ending (which featured the Doctor and the Valeyard [or the Master] falling through a "time vent", with no way out) as being too risky, given that the show was hanging by a thread and that said ending would give the BBC the excuse to cancel the series -- legal complications meant that the writers who eventually took on the job (Pip and Jane Baker) weren't allowed to be told how Holmes and Saward had planned to conclude the story. Thankfully, the Bakers managed to do enough to help keep the series running for some time afterward, and even when the series finally was taken off by the BBC, it didn't prove to be permanent.

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* ''Series/DoctorWho'' writer Robert Holmes Creator/RobertHolmes died while writing the concluding episodes of 1986's ''The Trial Of A Time Lord'' story. When the series' script editor, Eric Saward, quit afterward -- mainly because the show's producer, John Nathan-Turner, Creator/JohnNathanTurner, pretty much rejected Holmes' planned ending (which featured the Doctor and the Valeyard [or the Master] falling through a "time vent", with no way out) as being too risky, given that the show was hanging by a thread and that said ending would give the BBC the excuse to cancel the series -- legal complications meant that the writers who eventually took on the job (Pip and Jane Baker) weren't allowed to be told how Holmes and Saward had planned to conclude the story. Thankfully, the Bakers managed to do enough to help keep the series running for some time afterward, and even when the series finally was taken off by the BBC, it didn't prove to be permanent.
9th Jun '18 11:13:29 AM wuggles
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* Creator/AnthonyBourdain took his own life in 2018 while filming an episode of ''Series/PartsUnknown''. It's unlikely the show will continue without him.
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