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2nd May '16 1:09:48 PM thatother1dude
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* Creator/HeathLedger's Joker pretty much died with the actor, shortly after all his scenes were filmed for ''Film/TheDarkKnight''. [[Creator/ChristopherNolan Nolan's]] [[Film/TheDarkKnightRises third Batman movie]] chose - perhaps quite wisely - to honor his memory not only by not recasting him for the sequel, but by refusing to discuss the character whatsoever - not even in a throwaway line acknowledging Batman's triumph over him. It's almost as though he didn't even exist.
** Somewhat subverted in ''DKR'''s novelization where a small text mentions that the Joker was the only inmate at Arkham not moved to Blackgate, but that no one could verify if he was still there or not.
* Subverted in the live-action ''Film/ScoobyDoo'' movies where, while the character of Fred himself didn't die across all media, Freddie Prinze, Jr.'s debilitating back injury made it practically impossible for the studio to make a third movie, as well as pretty much killing Freddie's on-screen career, though he has found a nice resurgence in [[CelebrityVoiceActor voice acting.]]
* ''Franchise/IndianaJones'': Marcus Brody, played by Denholm Elliott, did not appear in ''Film/IndianaJonesAndTheKingdomOfTheCrystalSkull'' due to Elliott's death. A statue honoring Brody, on the Marshall College's grounds, is shown, and the character's death was written into the movie with the death of the actor. Indy also has a picture of him on his desk, showing Brody during ''Film/IndianaJonesAndTheLastCrusade'' (in a moment when he was lost so how the picture was taken is a bit of a mystery). Next to this photo is one of Creator/SeanConnery who is not dead, but has retired from acting.

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* Creator/HeathLedger's Joker pretty much died with the actor, shortly after all his scenes were filmed for ''Film/TheDarkKnight''. [[Creator/ChristopherNolan Nolan's]] [[Film/TheDarkKnightRises third Batman movie]] chose - perhaps quite wisely - to honor his memory not only by not recasting him for the sequel, but by refusing to discuss the character whatsoever - not even in a throwaway line acknowledging Batman's triumph over him. It's almost as though he didn't even exist.
** Somewhat subverted in ''DKR'''s novelization where a small text mentions that the Joker was the only inmate at Arkham not moved to Blackgate, but that no one could verify if he was still there or not.
* Subverted in the live-action ''Film/ScoobyDoo'' movies where, while the character of Fred himself didn't die across all media, Freddie Prinze, Jr.'s debilitating back injury made it practically impossible for the studio to make a third movie, as well as pretty much killing Freddie's on-screen career, though he has found a nice resurgence in [[CelebrityVoiceActor voice acting.]]
* ''Franchise/IndianaJones'': Marcus Brody, played by Denholm Elliott, did not appear in ''Film/IndianaJonesAndTheKingdomOfTheCrystalSkull'' due to Elliott's death. A statue honoring Brody, on the Marshall College's grounds, is shown, and the character's death was written into the movie with the death of the actor. Indy also has a picture of him on his desk, showing Brody during ''Film/IndianaJonesAndTheLastCrusade'' (in a moment when he was lost so how the picture was taken is a bit of a mystery). Next to this photo is one of Creator/SeanConnery who is not dead, but has retired from acting.
27th Apr '16 10:47:18 PM Josef5678
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27th Apr '16 10:45:02 PM Josef5678
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20th Apr '16 12:10:33 AM erforce
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* ''Franchise/IndianaJones'': Marcus Brody, played by Denholm Elliott, did not appear in ''Film/IndianaJonesAndTheKingdomOfTheCrystalSkull'' due to Elliott's death. A statue honoring Brody, on the Marshall College's grounds, is shown, and the character's death was written into the movie with the death of the actor. Indy also has a picture of him on his desk, showing Brody during ''Film/IndianaJonesAndTheTheLastCrusade'' (in a moment when he was lost so how the picture was taken is a bit of a mystery). Next to this photo is one of Creator/SeanConnery who is not dead, but has retired from acting.

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* ''Franchise/IndianaJones'': Marcus Brody, played by Denholm Elliott, did not appear in ''Film/IndianaJonesAndTheKingdomOfTheCrystalSkull'' due to Elliott's death. A statue honoring Brody, on the Marshall College's grounds, is shown, and the character's death was written into the movie with the death of the actor. Indy also has a picture of him on his desk, showing Brody during ''Film/IndianaJonesAndTheTheLastCrusade'' ''Film/IndianaJonesAndTheLastCrusade'' (in a moment when he was lost so how the picture was taken is a bit of a mystery). Next to this photo is one of Creator/SeanConnery who is not dead, but has retired from acting.
18th Apr '16 4:13:23 PM erforce
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* ''Franchise/IndianaJones'': Marcus Brody, played by Denholm Elliott, did not appear in ''Crystal Skull'' due to Elliott's death. A statue honoring Brody, on the Marshall College's grounds, is shown, and the character's death was written into the movie with the death of the actor. Indy also has a picture of him on his desk, showing Brody during ''The Last Crusade'' (in a moment when he was lost so how the picture was taken is a bit of a mystery). Next to this photo is one of Sean Connery who is not dead, but has retired from acting.

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* ''Franchise/IndianaJones'': Marcus Brody, played by Denholm Elliott, did not appear in ''Crystal Skull'' ''Film/IndianaJonesAndTheKingdomOfTheCrystalSkull'' due to Elliott's death. A statue honoring Brody, on the Marshall College's grounds, is shown, and the character's death was written into the movie with the death of the actor. Indy also has a picture of him on his desk, showing Brody during ''The Last Crusade'' ''Film/IndianaJonesAndTheTheLastCrusade'' (in a moment when he was lost so how the picture was taken is a bit of a mystery). Next to this photo is one of Sean Connery Creator/SeanConnery who is not dead, but has retired from acting.
8th Apr '16 4:14:09 AM BillyHorrible
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** Actually, Sydney Pollack died in 2008, while the character died in a 2006 episode (which was the final season of Will & Grace).
4th Apr '16 3:57:57 PM R1ck
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-->'''Ned Flanders:''' (Sighs) I sure do miss that laugh.
-->'''Nelson:''' Ha-ha! I miss her, too.
29th Mar '16 9:59:26 PM Bluemargay
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* Lee Thompson Young's death happened near the end of season 4 of ''Series/RizzoliAndIsles,'' with no time to do more than write his character, Detective Barry Frost, out of the last episode of the season. The second episode of season 5 will focus on the death of his character.

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* Lee Thompson Young's death suicide happened near the end of season 4 of ''Series/RizzoliAndIsles,'' with no time to do more than write his character, Detective Barry Frost, out of the last episode of the season. The second episode of season 5 will focus on the death of his character.It was later revealed that Barry died in a car accident.
25th Mar '16 7:18:56 AM SteveMB
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* Invoked but ultimately averted with ComicStrip/{{Doonesbury}}'s Uncle Duke after the death of Creator/HunterSThompson. When [[http://doonesbury.slate.com/strip/archive/2005/3/8 Duke reads the news]] of Thompson's passing, his head immediately explodes, only to reappear so that he can make sure he didn't misread the story. After Duke confirms the story, his head promptly explodes again. For the remainder of that week, Duke descends into a bizarre, probably drug-fueled series of Ralph Steadman-inspired hallucinations. Considering [[Literature/FearAndLoathingInLasVegas who was being paid tribute]], this actually seems more appropriate. Ironically, this probably would have pissed Thompson off--he ''hated'' Uncle Duke.

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* Invoked but ultimately averted with ComicStrip/{{Doonesbury}}'s Uncle Duke after the death of Creator/HunterSThompson. When [[http://doonesbury.slate.com/strip/archive/2005/3/8 Duke reads the news]] of Thompson's passing, his head immediately explodes, only to reappear so that he can make sure he didn't misread the story. After Duke confirms the story, his head promptly explodes again. For the remainder of that week, Duke descends into a bizarre, probably drug-fueled series of Ralph Steadman-inspired hallucinations. Considering [[Literature/FearAndLoathingInLasVegas who was being paid tribute]], this actually seems more appropriate. Ironically, this probably would have pissed Thompson off--he ''hated'' ''[[OtherMeAnnoysMe hated]]'' Uncle Duke.
22nd Mar '16 7:17:57 PM missmoon
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* 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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