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14th Nov '17 6:11:15 AM Ulathon1
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* Actor Henry Daniell, who appears uncredited in ''Film/MyFairLady'' as the Hungarian ambassador, died from a heart attack the night after shooting his last scene.

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* Actor Henry Daniell, who appears uncredited in ''Film/MyFairLady'' as the Hungarian ambassador, died from a heart attack the night a few hours after shooting his last scene.completing the dress ball sequences. He was replaced by Alan Napier.
14th Nov '17 6:08:11 AM Ulathon1
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* Actor Henry Daniell, who appears uncredited in ''Film/MyFairLady'' as the Hungarian ambassador, died from a heart attack the night after shooting his last scene.
11th Nov '17 5:40:23 PM ClintEastwood
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* John Simm did one of his own stunts in the 2002 version of ''Literature/CrimeAndPunishment'' and got thrown down a flight of stairs, breaking several ribs and suffering internal bleeding. Initially, he ''refused to go to the hospital'' even after he'd developed a high fever, because the fever and the pain "helped him with the performance" and he didn't want to halt the production. Eventually, they managed to drag him to a hospital.

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* John Simm Creator/JohnSimm did one of his own stunts in the 2002 version of ''Literature/CrimeAndPunishment'' and got thrown down a flight of stairs, breaking several ribs and suffering internal bleeding. Initially, he ''refused to go to the hospital'' even after he'd developed a high fever, because the fever and the pain "helped him with the performance" and he didn't want to halt the production. Eventually, they managed to drag him to a hospital.



** Hansen has described the production as the most traumatic experience of his life (and he's a Vietnam ''infantry'' vet!), and has gone on the record saying that he will kill Tobe Hooper if they ever meet again.
* Barely avoided by John Hurt in ''Film/TheElephantMan''. The prosthetics he was wearing on his head were very heavy, weighing in at about twenty pounds. When he tried to lie down for a nap for a few hours before going on-set, he practically strangled himself due to the weight of his head on his neck. Hurt was subsequently forced to nap while sitting down. Ironically, the real Joseph Merrick was also forced to sleep while sitting and died because he tried to sleep lying down and ended up strangling himself due to the weight of his head.

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** Hansen has described the production as the most traumatic experience of his life (and he's a Vietnam ''infantry'' vet!), and has gone on the record saying that he will kill Tobe Hooper if they ever meet again.
* Barely avoided by John Hurt Creator/JohnHurt in ''Film/TheElephantMan''. The prosthetics he was wearing on his head were very heavy, weighing in at about twenty pounds. When he tried to lie down for a nap for a few hours before going on-set, he practically strangled himself due to the weight of his head on his neck. Hurt was subsequently forced to nap while sitting down. Ironically, the real Joseph Merrick was also forced to sleep while sitting and died because he tried to sleep lying down and ended up strangling himself due to the weight of his head.



* During the filming of the clown scene of ''Film/{{Poltergeist}}'', child actor Oliver Robins really was choking as the clown strangled him, Creator/StevenSpielberg and Tobe Hooper thought he was acting, but after they saw his face turning purple, Spielberg rushed to his aid.

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* During the filming of the clown scene of ''Film/{{Poltergeist}}'', child actor Oliver Robins really was choking as the clown strangled him, Creator/StevenSpielberg and Tobe Hooper Creator/TobeHooper thought he was acting, but after they saw his face turning purple, Spielberg rushed to his aid.



* During the climactic scene in ''Film/InglouriousBasterds'', the fire raging through the cinema was completely real. Unfortunately, it began to get out of hand, and the two actors in the scene were only wearing a jelly to protect their skin; the rest of the crew had fire suits. Ten seconds after Quentin Tarantino called 'cut' and everyone rushed off, the platform the actors had been standing on collapsed. The heat was so intense (2000 degrees Fahrenheit) one of them passed out afterwards.

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* During the climactic scene in ''Film/InglouriousBasterds'', the fire raging through the cinema was completely real. Unfortunately, it began to get out of hand, and the two actors in the scene were only wearing a jelly to protect their skin; the rest of the crew had fire suits. Ten seconds after Quentin Tarantino Creator/QuentinTarantino called 'cut' and everyone rushed off, the platform the actors had been standing on collapsed. The heat was so intense (2000 degrees Fahrenheit) one of them passed out afterwards.
11th Nov '17 5:23:00 PM ClintEastwood
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** Barely averted in the episode "Backwards", where Craig Charles nearly drowned during a stunt where he had to walk backwards into a lake. Possibly referenced in "Last Human", in which we learn that Lister has a lifelong fear of drowning.
** Also a runner was struggling for breath while doubling for Caroline Carmen inside a block of ice.

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** Barely averted in the episode "Backwards", "[[Recap/RedDwarfSeasonIIIBackwards Backwards]]", where Craig Charles Creator/CraigCharles nearly drowned during a stunt where he had to walk backwards into a lake. Possibly referenced in "Last Human", in which we learn that Lister has a lifelong fear of drowning.
** Also a runner was struggling for breath while doubling for Caroline Carmen inside a block of ice.ice for "[[Recap/{{Red Dwarf Season VII Epideme}} Epideme]]".



** In another ''Doctor Who'' example, the story "[[Recap/DoctorWhoS12E5RevengeOfTheCybermen Revenge of the Cybermen]]" was being filmed in a cavern. Elisabeth Sladen (Sarah Jane Smith) was to drive a boat in a whirlpool. The boat wouldn't run, and the stuntman jumped in and saved her from drowning. The boat disappeared down a waterfall and was never seen again.

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** In another ''Doctor Who'' example, the story "[[Recap/DoctorWhoS12E5RevengeOfTheCybermen Revenge of the Cybermen]]" was being filmed in a cavern. Elisabeth Sladen Creator/ElisabethSladen (Sarah Jane Smith) was to drive a boat in a whirlpool. The boat wouldn't run, and the stuntman jumped in and saved her from drowning. The boat disappeared down a waterfall and was never seen again.



** During the filming of the scene where Ace is trapped in the water tank in "[[Recap/DoctorWhoS26E1Battlefield Battlefield]]", the front of the glass tank cracked and broke. Realizing that the water was about to pour out onto a floor with live electrical cables, Sylvester [=McCoy=] yelled "Get her out of there!" and Sophie Aldred was lifted clear just as the water poured out, saving her life.
** "The Brain of Morbius": According to Cynthia Grenville (who played Maren), Tom Baker nearly got set on fire during a stunt which required him to be in a funeral pyre which is set alight. The BBC effects department heavily fireproofed everything in the pyre, but the flames shot up in massive columns instead of creeping around in a circle around the Doctor's feet like they were supposed to. If Grenville hadn't broken character and yelled at Tom to jump until he did, he would have been seriously injured - the fire brigade had to be called in between takes. If you watch the sequence, you'll notice later shots of the pyre are a ''lot'' less fiery than the early long shot of the Doctor, especially shots with the Doctor in.
** Peter Davison contracted hypothermia from the stunt in "Warriors of the Deep" that required him to fall off a high bridge into a pool of water. Since the BBC had NoBudget, they didn't heat the water and it was ice cold. The actors in the Myrka costume, on which the paint hadn't dried, also reported becoming light-headed and dizzy from the fumes as they were effectively sniffing glue.

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** During the filming of the scene where Ace is trapped in the water tank in "[[Recap/DoctorWhoS26E1Battlefield Battlefield]]", the front of the glass tank cracked and broke. Realizing that the water was about to pour out onto a floor with live electrical cables, Sylvester [=McCoy=] Creator/SylvesterMcCoy yelled "Get her out of there!" and Sophie Aldred Creator/SophieAldred was lifted clear just as the water poured out, saving her life.
** "The "[[Recap/DoctorWhoS13E5TheBrainOfMorbius The Brain of Morbius": Morbius]]": According to Cynthia Grenville (who played Maren), Tom Baker Creator/TomBaker nearly got set on fire during a stunt which required him to be in a funeral pyre which is set alight. The BBC Creator/TheBBC effects department heavily fireproofed everything in the pyre, but the flames shot up in massive columns instead of creeping around in a circle around the Doctor's feet like they were supposed to. If Grenville hadn't broken character and yelled at Tom to jump until he did, he would have been seriously injured - the fire brigade had to be called in between takes. If you watch the sequence, you'll notice later shots of the pyre are a ''lot'' less fiery than the early long shot of the Doctor, especially shots with the Doctor in.
** Peter Davison Creator/PeterDavison contracted hypothermia from the stunt in "Warriors "[[Recap/DoctorWhoS21E1WarriorsOfTheDeep Warriors of the Deep" Deep]]" that required him to fall off a high bridge into a pool of water. Since the BBC had NoBudget, they didn't heat the water and it was ice cold. The actors in the Myrka costume, on which the paint hadn't dried, also reported becoming light-headed and dizzy from the fumes as they were effectively sniffing glue.



* During the ''Series/BreakingBad'' episode "A Handful of Nothing", a sudden gust of wind blew the tarp off the RV, including the huge boulder weighing it down. It landed in the exact spot where Aaron Paul (who plays Jesse Pinkman) had been standing just a second before, after he picked the luckiest moment possible to ask the director if he could try saying his lines from another spot.

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* During the ''Series/BreakingBad'' episode "A "[[Recap/BreakingBadS1E6CrazyHandfulOfNothin Crazy Handful of Nothing", Of Nothin']]", a sudden gust of wind blew the tarp off the RV, including the huge boulder weighing it down. It landed in the exact spot where Aaron Paul (who plays Jesse Pinkman) had been standing just a second before, after he picked the luckiest moment possible to ask the director if he could try saying his lines from another spot.



* ''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.

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* ''Series/TheTwilightZone1959'': While filming the episode "The Grave", "[[Recap/TheTwilightZoneS3E72TheGrave 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.
31st Oct '17 10:11:00 PM Scifimaster92
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** On June 1 2008, Mexican cyclist Alejandro Alvarez was killed when a drunk driver plowed into his team during a race on the highway between the towns of Playa Bagdad and Matamoros. The moment of impact was captured by local photographer Jose Fidelino Vera Hernandez

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** On June 1 2008, Mexican cyclist Alejandro Alvarez was killed when a drunk driver plowed into his team during a race on the highway between the towns of Playa Bagdad and Matamoros. The moment of impact [[http://www.toledoblade.com/image/2008/06/03/Driver-plows-into-bike-race-in-northern-Mexico-1-killed-2.jpg was captured on camera]] by local photographer Jose Fidelino Vera Hernandez
28th Oct '17 2:06:36 PM Gimere
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* Stuntman Frankie Howard contracted a stomach illness during location filming of ''Film/TheBridgeOverTheRiverKwai'' in Ceylon (after having already almost drowned while filming a scene in which he fell into the river) and had to be flown to the Hospital for Tropical Diseases in London; sadly, he did not recover.

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* Stuntman Frankie Howard contracted a stomach illness during location filming of ''Film/TheBridgeOverTheRiverKwai'' ''Film/TheBridgeOnTheRiverKwai'' in Ceylon (after having already almost drowned while filming a scene in which he fell into the river) and had to be flown to the Hospital for Tropical Diseases in London; sadly, he did not recover.



* The legendary 1998 Hell in a Cell match between The Undertaker and [[Wrestling/MickFoley Mankind]] had two well-known spots: Mankind flying off the top of the Cell into the announce table and being slammed through the mesh ceiling into the ring. The former was entirely scripted but the latter was accidental, which The Undertaker thought had surely broken Mankind's neck upon impact. Thankfully he was mostly okay (although Wrestling/VinceMcMahon made Foley promise that he'd never attempt something so crazy for the rest of his career), although about as banged up as one might expect.
* The 2004 installment of WWE ''Wrestling/JudgmentDay'' involved a match between Wrestling/EddieGuerrero and Wrestling/JohnBradshawLayfield in which Eddie executed a bad blade job and ended up severing an artery in his head. The resulting crimson ''fountain'' was so horrific that Eddie went into shock backstage from blood loss after the match. The PPV is the only event in WWE's history that has ever been rated TV-MA, specifically because of this incident.

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* The legendary 1998 Hell in a Cell match at ''Wrestling/KingOfTheRing 1998'' between The Undertaker and [[Wrestling/MickFoley Mankind]] had two well-known spots: Mankind flying off the top of the Cell into the announce table and being slammed through the mesh ceiling into the ring. The former was entirely scripted but the latter was accidental, which The Undertaker thought had surely broken Mankind's neck upon impact. Thankfully he was mostly okay (although Wrestling/VinceMcMahon made Foley promise that he'd never attempt something so crazy for the rest of his career), although about as banged up as one might expect.
* The 2004 installment of WWE ''Wrestling/JudgmentDay'' involved included a match between Wrestling/EddieGuerrero and Wrestling/JohnBradshawLayfield in which Eddie executed a bad blade job and ended up severing an artery in his head. The resulting crimson ''fountain'' was so horrific that Eddie went into shock backstage from blood loss after the match. The PPV is the only event in WWE's history that has ever been rated TV-MA, specifically because of this incident.
28th Oct '17 1:57:35 PM Gimere
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* Stuntman Frankie Howard contracted a stomach illness during location filming of ''Film/BridgeOverTheRiverKwai'' in Ceylon (after having already almost drowned while filming a scene in which he fell into the river) and had to be flown to the Hospital for Tropical Diseases in London; sadly, he did not recover.

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* Stuntman Frankie Howard contracted a stomach illness during location filming of ''Film/BridgeOverTheRiverKwai'' ''Film/TheBridgeOverTheRiverKwai'' in Ceylon (after having already almost drowned while filming a scene in which he fell into the river) and had to be flown to the Hospital for Tropical Diseases in London; sadly, he did not recover.
28th Oct '17 1:56:34 PM Gimere
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* Stuntman Frankie Howard contracted a stomach illness during location filming of ''Film/BridgeOnTheRiverKwai'' in Ceylon (after having already almost drowned while filming a scene in which he fell into the river) and had to be flown to the Hospital for Tropical Diseases in London; sadly, he did not recover.

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* Stuntman Frankie Howard contracted a stomach illness during location filming of ''Film/BridgeOnTheRiverKwai'' ''Film/BridgeOverTheRiverKwai'' in Ceylon (after having already almost drowned while filming a scene in which he fell into the river) and had to be flown to the Hospital for Tropical Diseases in London; sadly, he did not recover.
26th Oct '17 11:39:19 PM mlsmithca
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* Stuntman Frankie Howard contracted a stomach illness during location filming of ''Film/BridgeOnTheRiverKwai'' in Ceylon (after having already almost drowned while filming a scene in which he fell into the river) and had to be flown to the Hospital for Tropical Diseases in London; sadly, he did not recover.



* French virtuoso organist and composer Louis Vierne gave the performance of his life one evening at Notre Dame de Paris - then collapsed and died of a massive stroke while preparing stops for his encore. He purportedly told his assistant before beginning the concert: "I think that I'll die tonight."

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* French virtuoso organist and composer Louis Vierne gave the performance of his life one evening at Notre Dame de Paris - then collapsed and died of a massive stroke while preparing stops for his encore. He purportedly told his assistant assistant, Maurice Duruflé, before beginning the concert: "I think that I'll die tonight."



* Oriignal ''ComicStrip/ModestyBlaise'' artist Jim Holdaway died while working on a strip (though there are conflicting reports whether he died at his drawing desk or not); another artist completed the work, intentionally emulating Holdaway's style for continuity.

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* Oriignal Original ''ComicStrip/ModestyBlaise'' artist Jim Holdaway died while working on a strip (though there are conflicting reports whether he died at his drawing desk or not); another artist completed the work, intentionally emulating Holdaway's style for continuity.continuity.
* Jimmy Bancks, the creator of the long-running Australian comic strip ''Ginger Meggs'', died of a heart attack at his drawing desk in 1952, halfway through drawing a ''Ginger Meggs'' comic.
26th Oct '17 11:21:03 PM wolftickets1969
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* On July 1, 1987, Philip Charles Lithman, AKA Snakefinger, died of a heart attack at the Posthof Club in Linz, Austria, a night before he and his band, The Vestal Virgins, were scheduled to perform on their European Night tour.
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