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16th Feb '17 7:27:32 AM Paleb05
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* Noboru Sugimura, the head story writer for Capcom's ''Franchise/{{ResidentEvil}}'' franchise from ''VideoGame/{{ResidentEvil2}}'', died from a heart-related condition in 2005 after several attempts to write a sequel to ''VideoGame/{{ResidentEvilCodeVeronica}}'' failed. To honour his work on the series, Capcom's writing team decided to leave the story on a cliffhanger and not refer to groups like H.C.F., which were entirely his creation. The cliffhanger, which saw [[spoiler:Wesker assemble an army intent on destroying Umbrella and selling its assets to terrorists]], was somewhat resolved in Wesker's favour in ''VideoGame/{{ResidentEvil5}}'', through the circumstances themselves were left vague.

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* Noboru Sugimura, the head story writer for Capcom's ''Franchise/{{ResidentEvil}}'' ''Franchise/ResidentEvil'' franchise from ''VideoGame/{{ResidentEvil2}}'', ''VideoGame/ResidentEvil2'', died from a heart-related condition in 2005 after several attempts to write a sequel to ''VideoGame/{{ResidentEvilCodeVeronica}}'' ''VideoGame/ResidentEvilCodeVeronica'' failed. To honour his work on the series, Capcom's writing team decided to leave the story on a cliffhanger and not refer to groups like H.C.F., which were entirely his creation. The cliffhanger, which saw [[spoiler:Wesker assemble an army intent on destroying Umbrella and selling its assets to terrorists]], was somewhat resolved in Wesker's favour in ''VideoGame/{{ResidentEvil5}}'', ''VideoGame/ResidentEvil5'', through the circumstances themselves were left vague.
15th Feb '17 2:50:37 PM ultimomant
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* Joe Dever, the author of the ''Literature/LoneWolf'' series, passed away in 2016 due to illness, leaving the series with three books left. His son Ben announced that his family will work on the final three books.
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31st Jan '17 8:51:05 AM LadyJaneGrey
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If readers are lucky, the author had enough warning or foresight to keep notes on his plans for the rest of the series or at least fill someone else in on the most relevant plot points, so that [[PosthumousCollaboration their work can be continued by someone else]]. This may result in the series JumpingTheShark if [[OnlyTheCreatorDoesItRight the replacement isn't very good]], but at least you have closure. Worse would be if the series just isn't popular enough to justify going through the effort to find a new author, leaving fans to wonder WhatCouldHaveBeen.

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If readers are lucky, the author had enough warning or foresight to keep notes on his plans for the rest of the series or at least fill someone else in on the most relevant plot points, so that [[PosthumousCollaboration their work can be continued by someone else]].another author]], or [[OutlivedItsCreator possibly even several]]. This may result in the series JumpingTheShark if [[OnlyTheCreatorDoesItRight the replacement isn't very good]], but at least you have closure. Worse would be if the series just isn't popular enough to justify going through the effort to find a new author, leaving fans to wonder WhatCouldHaveBeen.
26th Jan '17 2:17:21 PM BulletproofLlama
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** Any future ''[=DuckTales=]''-related product will have to deal with the absence of Alan Young, the most famous voice of Uncle Scrooge, who passed away in 2016.

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** Any future ''[=DuckTales=]''-related product will have to deal with the absence of Alan Young, the most famous voice of Uncle Scrooge, who passed away in 2016. Luckily, David Tennant will be taking over for the 2017 reboot.
23rd Jan '17 8:32:19 PM jormis29
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** With Creator/CarrieFisher dying suddenly from a heart attack in December 2016, it's unknown what will be the future of her character Princess Leia following the release of ''Film/StarWars8''.

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** With Creator/CarrieFisher dying suddenly from a heart attack in December 2016, it's unknown what will be the future of her character Princess Leia following the release of ''Film/StarWars8''.''Film/TheLastJedi''.
20th Jan '17 7:25:52 AM contrafanxxx
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* With Creator/MiguelFerrer succumbing to cancer, the future of his character Owen Granger in ''Series/NCISLosAngeles'' remains unknown.
9th Jan '17 1:33:37 PM Premonition45
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* ''WesternAnimation/FamilyGuy'': Creator/CarrieFisher had the recurring role of Angela, Peter's boss, until she suddenly passed away in December 2016. "Passenger Fatty-Seven", the first episode to air in January 2017, [[InMemoriam was dedicated to her]]. Creator/SethMacFarlane has stated that Carrie had done 2 more episodes before her passing, but has yet to decide what should happen to Angela afterwards.
8th Jan '17 8:54:17 AM FuzzyBoots
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* The ''Literature/WizBiz'' stories only have five books currently. Rick Cook went through heart surgery while writing the sixth book and when he had recovered, he found that he was no longer able to write fiction. Fragments of the book that had been written are available on his website. In 2013, after eye surgery, he concluded that his deteriorating eyesight has been the main obstacle and expressed hope he may return to writing fiction, so this may eventually turn out to be an aversion.
1st Jan '17 8:13:59 PM SailorAlphaC
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* And a decade and a half later, Umanosuke Iida aka the guy who took over for Kanda... died while working on another series, ''Anime/TowaNoQuon''.

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* And a decade and a half later, Umanosuke Iida Iida, aka the guy who took over for Kanda...Kanda,... died while working on another series, ''Anime/TowaNoQuon''.



* ''Anime/{{Despera}}'' went to DevelopmentHell due to the director Ryutaro Nakamura's health issues, and later death in June 2013. Later on, however, series artist Yoshitoshi [=ABe=] announced they had found a new director, though who it is is currently unknown and no other news has been released.

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* ''Anime/{{Despera}}'' went to DevelopmentHell due to the director Ryutaro Nakamura's health issues, and later death in June 2013. Later on, however, series artist Yoshitoshi [=ABe=] [=Abe=] announced they had found a new director, though who it is is currently unknown and no other news has been released.
27th Dec '16 4:23:48 PM Premonition45
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** With Creator/CarrieFisher succumbing to her heart attack, it's unknown what will be the future of her character Princess Leia following the release of ''Film/StarWars8''.

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** With Creator/CarrieFisher succumbing to her dying suddenly from a heart attack, attack in December 2016, it's unknown what will be the future of her character Princess Leia following the release of ''Film/StarWars8''.
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