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26th Jul '16 8:09:07 AM LondonKdS
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* Creator/HarrisonFord suffered a broken leg in a potentially fatal accident during the studio filming of ''Film/TheForceAwakens'', when a real hydraulic door on the ''Millennium Falcon'' interior set was closed while he was walking through it. The production company involved pleaded guilty to criminal charges relating to the accident.
25th Jul '16 12:07:07 PM Someoneman
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* Yet another heart attack victim: Redd Foxx on the set of ''The Royle Family''. His best known role was on ''Sanford and Son'', which had a RunningGag about his character faking heart attacks; ''and'' the working title for the show he was filming had been "Chest Pains". Holy FunnyAneurysmMoment, Series/{{Batman}}! Due to his role as Fred Sanford, the rest of the cast [[AllPartOfTheShow thought he was just faking it]] until it was too late.

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* Yet another heart attack victim: Redd Foxx on the set of ''The Royle Family''. His best known role was on ''Sanford and Son'', which had a RunningGag about his character faking heart attacks; ''and'' the working title for the show he was filming had been "Chest Pains". Holy FunnyAneurysmMoment, Series/{{Batman}}! Due to his role as Fred Sanford, the rest of the cast [[AllPartOfTheShow thought he was just faking it]] until it was too late.



* Loyola Marymount University basketball star Hank Gathers collapsed and died of heart failure during a West Coast Conference tournament game in 1990. Gathers had collapsed during a game earlier in the season and was diagnosed with an abnormal heartbeat. He didn't respond well to medication and LMU's notorious fast-paced offense (which averaged 122 points a game) probably didn't help matters. In a CrowningMomentOfHeartwarming, the 11th-seeded Lions went on to the NCAA Tournament where they advanced to the Elite 8 before losing to eventual champs UNLV.

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* Loyola Marymount University basketball star Hank Gathers collapsed and died of heart failure during a West Coast Conference tournament game in 1990. Gathers had collapsed during a game earlier in the season and was diagnosed with an abnormal heartbeat. He didn't respond well to medication and LMU's notorious fast-paced offense (which averaged 122 points a game) probably didn't help matters. In a CrowningMomentOfHeartwarming, the 11th-seeded Lions went on to the NCAA Tournament where they advanced to the Elite 8 before losing to eventual champs UNLV.



* OlderThanSteam: 17th-century playwright/actor Jean Baptiste Poquelin aka Creator/{{Moliere}}, who suffered from [[IncurableCoughOfDeath pulmonar tuberculosis]], collapsed during a last show and died after he was taken home. He was, [[FunnyAneurysmMoment of course]], playing the title character in ''Le Malade Imaginaire'' (literally, The Imaginary Invalid; commonly, The Hypochondriac).

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* OlderThanSteam: 17th-century playwright/actor Jean Baptiste Poquelin aka Creator/{{Moliere}}, who suffered from [[IncurableCoughOfDeath pulmonar tuberculosis]], collapsed during a last show and died after he was taken home. He was, [[FunnyAneurysmMoment of course]], course, playing the title character in ''Le Malade Imaginaire'' (literally, The Imaginary Invalid; commonly, The Hypochondriac).



-->'''Ryan:''' [[CrowningMomentOfFunny Someone wants their own show]]!

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-->'''Ryan:''' [[CrowningMomentOfFunny Someone wants their own show]]!show!



** In December 1981, the Stones were in the middle of "Satisfaction" when Keith spotted a lone fan climbing on stage and making a dash for Mick. With Music/JohnLennon's murder still on everyone's mind, Keith calmly turned down the volume on his guitar, [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dv1bM0pp_o4 hit the guy over the head with it]], [[AwesomeMoments strapped his guitar back on, turned up the volume and kept playing without missing a beat]]. [[HeartwarmingMoments Then he went down to the police station and bailed the guy out]].

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** In December 1981, the Stones were in the middle of "Satisfaction" when Keith spotted a lone fan climbing on stage and making a dash for Mick. With Music/JohnLennon's murder still on everyone's mind, Keith calmly turned down the volume on his guitar, [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dv1bM0pp_o4 hit the guy over the head with it]], [[AwesomeMoments strapped his guitar back on, turned up the volume and kept playing without missing a beat]]. [[HeartwarmingMoments beat. Then he went down to the police station and bailed the guy out]].out.
25th Jul '16 11:53:41 AM BKelly95
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* ''Midnight Rider'', an adaptation of the autobiography by Gregg Allman ended up being shelved due to this. After filming a DreamSequence scene illegally on a train track which involved the lead actor lying on a hospital gurney, the cast and crew tried to remove the equipment from the track before an oncoming train approached their filming location when the hospital gurney got stuck on the track. When the train hit the gurney, second camera assistant Sarah Jones was in turn struck by the gurney before being propelled by the recoil into the train's path where she was struck again, dying instantly. The accident wouldn't have occurred had director Randall Miller listened to others that the scene was too dangerous to film. An [[NoOSHACompliance OSHA]] investigation on the incident led to Miller being charged with manslaughter and the film being canned.



* Very nearly happened to the lead of ''Midnight Rider'', an adaptation of the autobiography by Gregg Allman who would've been the character portrayed. After filming a DreamSequence scene illegally on a train track which involved the lead actor lying on a hospital gurney, the cast and crew tried to remove the equipment from the track before an oncoming train approached their filming location when the hospital gurney got stuck on the track. Sadly, there was a fatality - when the train hit the gurney, second camera assistant Sarah Jones was in turn struck by the gurney before being propelled by the recoil into the train's path where she was struck again, dying instantly. The accident, which wouldn't have occurred had Randall Miller who was the director listened to others that the scene was too dangerous to film, as well as an [[NoOSHACompliance OSHA]] investigation, led to Miller being charged with manslaughter and the film being canned.



* Black Metal band Mayhem ran into this in their early years. Lead singer [[MeaningfulName Dead]] would make it a point to slash himself up onstage. Many times he would actually attempt suicide onstage, only to be hospitalized for blood loss. Guitarist Euronymous would try to pass these suicide attempts off as an accident during Dead's artistic self-mutilation. He even joked that "If that idiot hits another artery, we'll have to delay the next album again". [[spoiler: Of course, Euronymous knew that Dead was suicidal, and [[MoralEventHorizon purposely blocked him from receiving treatment]] so that his self-destructive behavior would establish the band's shocking reputation.]]

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* Black Metal band Mayhem ran into this in their early years. Lead singer [[MeaningfulName Dead]] would make it a point to slash himself up onstage. Many times he would actually attempt suicide onstage, only to be hospitalized for blood loss. Guitarist Euronymous would try to pass these suicide attempts off as an accident during Dead's artistic self-mutilation. He even joked that "If that idiot hits another artery, we'll have to delay the next album again". [[spoiler: Of course, Euronymous knew that Dead was suicidal, and [[MoralEventHorizon purposely blocked him from receiving treatment]] so that his self-destructive behavior would establish the band's shocking reputation.]]



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* Creator/SethMacFarlane, creator of ''WesternAnimation/FamilyGuy'', ''WesternAnimation/AmericanDad'', and ''WesternAnimation/TheClevelandShow'', was to take one of the airplanes hijacked on September 11, 2001, but missed his flight by fifteen minutes due to a hangover.
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* The back story for ''VideoGame/RidgeRacer Type 4'' has it that the son of Racing Team Solvalou manager Enki Gilbert was killed the previous year in a racing accident. Shinji Yazaki, the manager of the Pac Racing Club, was involved in the crash and is largely believed responsible.
24th Jul '16 3:29:42 PM nombretomado
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* ''TheBradyBunch'' episode where they visit Kings Island Amusement Park includes a scene of them on the roller coaster The Racer, which was filmed with a camera mounted onto the ride car. Robert Reed thought that the camera looked unsafe and made them do a test run first. When they did, the camera flew off and would have killed the actors if they had been on the ride.
* Bob Denver was nearly killed by a live lion used in one episode of ''GilligansIsland''. Nevertheless, [[JustEatGilligan most of the cast considered the episode to be their favorite]].
* An infamous 2006 Vampire Dragster crash very nearly killed ''TopGear'' presenter Richard Hammond. In a slight subversion however, he had already done the required take successfully. It was revealed when they were watching the footage when he returned to the show that he was trying to set an official speed record (which requires running the vehicle in two opposing directions to get the average speed of each run), during which he crashed at 300mph. ''Had he been taller'' ([[TheNapoleon something which he gets mocked for frequently on the show]]), ''he would have been decapitated''.

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* ''TheBradyBunch'' ''Series/TheBradyBunch'' episode where they visit Kings Island Amusement Park includes a scene of them on the roller coaster The Racer, which was filmed with a camera mounted onto the ride car. Robert Reed thought that the camera looked unsafe and made them do a test run first. When they did, the camera flew off and would have killed the actors if they had been on the ride.
* Bob Denver was nearly killed by a live lion used in one episode of ''GilligansIsland''.''Series/GilligansIsland''. Nevertheless, [[JustEatGilligan most of the cast considered the episode to be their favorite]].
* An infamous 2006 Vampire Dragster crash very nearly killed ''TopGear'' ''Series/TopGear'' presenter Richard Hammond. In a slight subversion however, he had already done the required take successfully. It was revealed when they were watching the footage when he returned to the show that he was trying to set an official speed record (which requires running the vehicle in two opposing directions to get the average speed of each run), during which he crashed at 300mph. ''Had he been taller'' ([[TheNapoleon something which he gets mocked for frequently on the show]]), ''he would have been decapitated''.
18th Jul '16 4:30:23 PM MysticEclectic
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* A [[RuleOfCautiousEditingJudgment controversially]] [[MemeticMutation memetic]] instance on short-lived Italian talk show ''10 Minuti'': father's rights advocate Nicola De Martino nearly [[http://www.upi.com/Italian-activists-TV-suicide-try-foiled/74791165699793/ immolated himself]] in protest on December 11, 2006. Several crewmen, the host, and De Martino's estranged son managed to talk him down and finish the interview. [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=klbyBg3c6G4 De Martino's dousing himself]] with fuel [[DespairEventHorizon (Questa è benzina)]][[labelnote:Trans]] This is benzene. [[/labelnote]], which rights organization Figli Negati [[labelnote:Trans.]] Children Denied [[/labelnote]] had "condemned," became widely circulated since.
18th Jul '16 4:19:46 PM MysticEclectic
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* A [[RuleOfCautiousEditingJudgment controversially]] [[MemeticMutation memetic]] instance on short-lived Italian talk show ''10 Minuti'': father's rights advocate Nicola De Martino nearly [[http://www.upi.com/Italian-activists-TV-suicide-try-foiled/74791165699793/ immolated himself]] in protest on December 11, 2006. Several crewmen, the host, and De Martino's estranged son managed to talk him down and finish the interview. [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=klbyBg3c6G4 De Martino's dousing himself]] with fuel [[DespairEventHorizon (Questa è benzina)]][[labelnote:Trans]] This is benzene. [[/labelnote]], which rights organization Figli Negati [[labelnote:Trans.]] Children Denied [[/labelnote]] had "condemned," became widely circulated since.
13th Jul '16 8:48:55 PM TheCuza
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->''"I think the worst time to have a heart attack is during a game of charades; especially if your teammates are bad guessers. Actually it's probably during a game of fake-heart-attacks-followed-by-naps."''

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->''"I think the worst time to have a heart attack is during a game of charades; especially if your teammates are bad guessers. Actually it's probably during a game of fake-heart-attacks-followed-by-naps.Fake Heart Attack, followed by naps."''
9th Jul '16 5:06:36 PM ultimomant
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* ''Series/TheTwilightZone1959'': While filming the episode "The Grave", Creator/LeeMarvin got drunk at one point. He rode his horse across the set and almost got impaled when the horse crashed into a picket fence.
8th Jul '16 9:53:55 PM igordebraga
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* Nick Menza, former drummer of ''Music/{{Megadeth}}'', died during a concert with his new band the Baked Potato before their third song of a heart attack.

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* Nick Menza, former drummer of ''Music/{{Megadeth}}'', Music/{{Megadeth}}, died of a heart attack during a 2016 concert with his new band the Baked Potato before their third song of a heart attack.band, after just three songs played.



** ''Film/DiamondsAreForever'': Closely averted by Lana Wood when the cement block she was tied to in the swimming pool slipped down the sloping floor of the pool and dragged her underneath. Fortunately crew members spotted and rescued her.

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** ''Film/DiamondsAreForever'': Closely averted by Lana Wood when the cement block she was tied to in the swimming pool slipped down the sloping floor of the pool and dragged her underneath. Fortunately crew members spotted and rescued her. (said scene was deleted)



** Creator/WinonaRyder also nearly drowned filming that scene.

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** Creator/WinonaRyder also had a panic attack before filming that scene, as she nearly drowned filming that scene.when she was 12. Thankfully it didn't go as bad for her as with Perlman.



** Weirdly enough Cameron himself nearly drowned early on in the shoot, when his diving suit malfunctioned while he was still weighed down at the bottom of the tank during filming. Seemed to happen a lot on that shoot.

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** Weirdly enough Cameron himself nearly drowned early on in the shoot, when his diving suit malfunctioned while he was still weighed down at the bottom of the tank during filming. [[TroubledProduction Seemed to happen a lot on that shoot.shoot]].



** Mick Jagger was assaulted by a drugged-up audience member during a performance at the Altamont Free Concert in December 1969; the would-be murderer was fatally stabbed by event security before he had a chance to do anything except point a gun at the stage.

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** Mick Jagger Music/MickJagger was assaulted by a drugged-up audience member during a performance at the Altamont Free Concert in December 1969; the would-be murderer was fatally stabbed by event security before he had a chance to do anything except point a gun at the stage.
6th Jul '16 1:38:58 AM TheGameMaster
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* On November 21, 2005, [[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ji%C5%99%C3%AD_Fischer Jiri Fischer]] suffered a heart attack on the bench during a Detroit Red Wings/Nashville Predators game, collapsing at the end of the bench. A cardiac defibrillator and quick acting doctors who were seconds away saved his life, though he too never played another competitive game. [[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Rich_Peverley Rich Peverley]] suffered a similar event in 2014 and also survived, though his career is currently in doubt and probably also over.

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* On November 21, 2005, [[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ji%C5%99%C3%AD_Fischer Jiri Fischer]] suffered a heart attack on the bench during a Detroit Red Wings/Nashville Predators game, collapsing at the end of the bench. A cardiac defibrillator and quick acting doctors who were seconds away saved his life, though he too never played another competitive game. [[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Rich_Peverley Rich Peverley]] suffered a similar event in 2014 and also survived, though his career is currently in doubt and probably also over.survived. He too ended up retiring.
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