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9th Jul '17 10:24:01 AM nombretomado
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* A rare non-actor version of this once occurred in the classic adventure strip ''ComicStrip/TerryAndThePirates''. The [[DeadpanSnarker wisecracking]] AcePilot Dude Hennick was based on a RealLife friend of ''Terry's'' creator, Milton Caniff, named Frank Higgs. Higgs, like Dude, flew on relief efforts for wartorn China in the years leading up America's entry into WorldWarTwo. Dude had not been seen on the strip in years when, on a Christmas Day, 1945 strip, Caniff spoke directly to the reader, revealing Dude had been based on Higgs... and that Higgs died in a plane crash. "I know today you're [[WorldWarTwo probably thinking of your own 'good Joe' who didn't get to see this Christmas]], but if you liked Dude, I hope you'll spare a thought for Higgs. Dude died when he did."

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* A rare non-actor version of this once occurred in the classic adventure strip ''ComicStrip/TerryAndThePirates''. The [[DeadpanSnarker wisecracking]] AcePilot Dude Hennick was based on a RealLife friend of ''Terry's'' creator, Milton Caniff, named Frank Higgs. Higgs, like Dude, flew on relief efforts for wartorn China in the years leading up America's entry into WorldWarTwo.UsefulNotes/WorldWarII. Dude had not been seen on the strip in years when, on a Christmas Day, 1945 strip, Caniff spoke directly to the reader, revealing Dude had been based on Higgs... and that Higgs died in a plane crash. "I know today you're [[WorldWarTwo [[UsefulNotes/WorldWarII probably thinking of your own 'good Joe' who didn't get to see this Christmas]], but if you liked Dude, I hope you'll spare a thought for Higgs. Dude died when he did."
29th Jun '17 7:56:36 AM BulletproofLlama
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The inverse is CharacterOutlivesActor, when a character is [[PutOnABus taken out of a show]] and is still alive, but the actor has died.

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The inverse is CharacterOutlivesActor, when a character is [[PutOnABus taken out of a show]] and is still alive, but the actor has died.
died and sometimes in the case of animation, replaced with a [[TheOtherDarrin soundalike]].
24th Jun '17 2:05:43 PM BulletproofLlama
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** With the death of Creator/AdamWest in June 2017, it seems likely Mayor West will also be retired.

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** With the death of Creator/AdamWest in June 2017, it seems likely Mayor West will also be retired.retired or killed off.
17th Jun '17 9:54:55 PM jormis29
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* While ''Series/LawAndOrder'' prime was not affected by Jerry Orbach's death, ''Series/LawAndOrderTrialByJury'', the show to which Lennie Briscoe was {{transplant}}ed, was hit early by Briscoe's death (the main show did have a tribute episode).

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* While ''Series/LawAndOrder'' prime was not affected by Jerry Orbach's Creator/JerryOrbach's death, ''Series/LawAndOrderTrialByJury'', the show to which Lennie Briscoe was {{transplant}}ed, was hit early by Briscoe's death (the main show did have a tribute episode).
13th Jun '17 9:25:26 AM godzillavkk
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** With the death of Creator/AdamWest in June 2017, it seems likely Mayor West will also be retired.
12th Jun '17 4:21:17 PM twilicorn
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** A very touching example occurred on ''Series/OneLifeToLive''. NYPD officer John W. Perry had frequently appeared on the show as an extra before he was killed in the September 11th attacks. A year later, Commissioner Bo Buchanan was seen looking at John's picture and sadly musing, "I can't believe it's been a year" (it's not hard to believe that Robert Woods, who played Bo, didn't have to do much acting to convey his grief). The in-universe story was that Perry had been ''visiting'' New York on that day (the show is set in Pennsylvania), but had died as he had in RealLife--[[HeroicSacrifice rushing down to the Trade Center to help, but killed when the South Tower collapsed]]. It was very well-handled, especially for an entertainment genre that had struggled over how or if to acknowledge the tragedy onscreen.
** On ''Series/GeneralHospital'', Anna Lee died in 2004. Her character. Lila Quartermaine, died in her sleep. John Ingle died of cancer in September 2012. Edward Quartermaine died of a heart condition. His last word before passing: [[TearJerker The name of his beloved wife, Lila]].

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** A very touching example occurred on ''Series/OneLifeToLive''. NYPD officer John W. Perry had frequently appeared on the show as an extra before he was killed in the September 11th attacks. A year later, Commissioner Bo Buchanan was seen looking at John's picture and sadly musing, "I can't believe it's been a year" (it's not hard to believe (in a scene that Robert Woods, who played Bo, didn't have to do evidently did not require much acting to convey his grief).on the part of Bo's actor, Robert Woods). The in-universe story was that Perry had been ''visiting'' New York on that day (the show is set in Pennsylvania), but had died as he had in RealLife--[[HeroicSacrifice rushing down to the Trade Center to help, but killed when the South Tower collapsed]]. It was very well-handled, especially for an entertainment genre that had struggled over how or if to acknowledge the tragedy onscreen.
** On ''Series/GeneralHospital'', Anna Lee died in 2004. Her character. 2004, and her character, Lila Quartermaine, died in her sleep. was killed off. John Ingle Ingle, who played her husband, died of cancer in September 2012. 2012, and so his character Edward Quartermaine died of a heart condition. His condition (his last word before passing: [[TearJerker The name of his beloved wife, Lila]].Lila]]).



* In the reunion episode of ''Series/TheDickVanDykeShow'', we learn that the characters Mel Cooley, Buddy Sorrell, and Jerry Helper had died over the years; actors Richard Deacon, Morey Amsterdam, Jerry Paris had passed away also.
* After Edward Hermann's death from cancer in 2014, it was announced a year later that ''Series/GilmoreGirls'' would return for a 4-episode miniseries. Amy Sherman-Palladino confirmed that in the time between the show's final season and the revival, Richard also passed away and one of the major storylines in the revival would be how the Gilmore women cope with the grief and bereavement.

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* In the reunion episode of ''Series/TheDickVanDykeShow'', we learn that the characters Mel Cooley, Buddy Sorrell, and Jerry Helper had died over the years; their respective actors Richard Deacon, Morey Amsterdam, and Jerry Paris had passed away also.
* After ''Series/GilmoreGirls'': A year after Edward Hermann's death from cancer in 2014, it was announced a year later that ''Series/GilmoreGirls'' would return for a 4-episode miniseries. miniseries subtitled "A Year In the Life". Amy Sherman-Palladino confirmed that in the time between the show's final season and the revival, Richard (Hermann's character) also passed away and one of the major storylines in the revival would be how the Gilmore women cope with the grief and bereavement.
28th May '17 12:39:07 PM Kanten
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* ''Series/TwinPeaks'': Sadly bound to happen as the result of a 25 year SequelGap, with [[spoiler: Pete Martell and Garland Briggs]] having already been stated as such.
26th May '17 9:04:50 AM dmcreif
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26th May '17 9:04:49 AM dmcreif
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* ''Series/TheWire'':
** Detective Ray Cole was played by beloved producer Robert F. Colesberry, who passed away during the show's run. In the show, Cole is said to die of a heart attack while exercising on a Stairmaster, and subsequently gets a detective's wake at Kavanaugh's Pub.
** The same thing was done after the death of Richard [=DeAngelis=], who played Col. Raymond Foerster.

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* ''Series/TheWire'':
''Series/TheWire'': Cops who die on the job before their retirement date are honored with Irish wakes at Kavanaugh's Pub. The first two times we get these wakes, they were in-show tributes to cop characters whose actors had died.
** Detective Ray Cole was played by beloved producer Robert F. Colesberry, who passed away during the show's run. from heart complications between seasons 2 and 3. In the show, Cole is said to die have died of a heart attack while exercising on a Stairmaster, and subsequently gets a detective's wake at Kavanaugh's Pub.
Stairmaster.
** The same thing was done in season 4 after the death of Richard [=DeAngelis=], who played Col. Raymond Foerster.Foerster, who passed away from cancer.
23rd May '17 5:08:10 PM comicwriter
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* Geoffrey Hutchings died between Series 1 and 2 of ''Series/GrandmasHouse'', and as a result, Grandpa Bernie (his character) was stated to have died in the Series 2 premier. What makes it extra sad is that Bernie had just been proven to be fine in the Series 1 finale after a series-long subplot about him possibly having cancer.
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