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26th May '18 3:22:58 AM jormis29
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** After the death of Larry Hagman in 2012, his character J.R. Ewing was shot offscreen during the second season of the revival series. Since Hagman had been playing J.R. since 1978, and he was the show's BreakoutCharacter, the producers pulled out all the stops for a tribute: The next episode revolved around his funeral, complete with Texas celebrities like Mark Cuban in attendance, and a reprisal of the famous "Who Shot J.R.?" storyline.

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** After the death of Larry Hagman Creator/LarryHagman in 2012, his character J.R. Ewing was shot offscreen during the second season of the revival series. Since Hagman had been playing J.R. since 1978, and he was the show's BreakoutCharacter, the producers pulled out all the stops for a tribute: The next episode revolved around his funeral, complete with Texas celebrities like Mark Cuban in attendance, and a reprisal of the famous "Who Shot J.R.?" storyline.
27th Apr '18 4:16:33 AM ChronoLegion
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* In ''Series/CobraKai'', with the death of Creator/PatMorita in 2005, Daniel mentions Mr. Miyagi's death.
22nd Apr '18 12:59:09 AM jormis29
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* ''Series/TheWestWing'': John Spencer who played Leo [=McGarry=], died shortly into filming for the seventh season. His seven final episodes were shown, and Leo, who was Matt Santos' presidential running mate, was said to be on a campaign tour for the remainder of the season. At the beginning of the episode "Running Mates", airing January 8, 2006, Martin Sheen introduced the show with a tribute to Spencer and to Leo. The episode "Election Day Pt. 1" had Leo's death written into the script, with his assistant Annabeth discovering him in his hotel room. In "Election Day Pt. 2", Santos wins. The following episode, "Requiem", showed Leo's funeral in the National Cathedral.

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* ''Series/TheWestWing'': John Spencer Creator/JohnSpencer who played Leo [=McGarry=], died shortly into filming for the seventh season. His seven final episodes were shown, and Leo, who was Matt Santos' presidential running mate, was said to be on a campaign tour for the remainder of the season. At the beginning of the episode "Running Mates", airing January 8, 2006, Martin Sheen introduced the show with a tribute to Spencer and to Leo. The episode "Election Day Pt. 1" had Leo's death written into the script, with his assistant Annabeth discovering him in his hotel room. In "Election Day Pt. 2", Santos wins. The following episode, "Requiem", showed Leo's funeral in the National Cathedral.
21st Apr '18 9:19:58 PM TheFallofElDorado
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* In the film ''WebOriginal/FarewellFamiKamenRider'', which served as the finale for the videos of the late [[Creator/JewWario Justin Carmical]], [[spoiler:Justin uses all his remaining energy to battle the forces of evil one last time, and fades away at peace after expressing his thankfulness to Marzgurl and Chris. [[BittersweetEnding Seeing him 'dehenshined' from behind before his fade out really brings a tear to your eye.]]]]
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10th Apr '18 11:14:11 PM JudasZala
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* In the 2018 revival of ''Series/{{Roseanne}}'', the episode "Eggs Over, Not Easy" revealed that Becky hasn't gotten over Mark's death. Mark's actor, Glenn Quinn, died in 2002, years after the series' original finale.
30th Mar '18 6:02:30 AM nighttrainfm
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** Oddly enough, ''inverted'' by The Master. Before Roger Delgado's untimely death in a car accident, there were plans to have his character KilledOffForReal in a final showdown with the Doctor. He later reappeared as a withered husk (later acknowledged as the same incarnation) played by Peter Pratt and then Geoffrey Beevers, before taking over the body of [[SignificantAnagram Tremas]] of Traken, played by Anthony Ainley, who would portray him for the remainder of the original series' run. Ainley himself died less than a year before the series returned to TV, and in 2007 the character returned, initially played by Derek Jacobi, then John Simm[[spoiler:, and most recently Michelle Gomez.]]

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** Oddly enough, ''inverted'' by The Master. Before Roger Delgado's untimely death in a car accident, there were plans to have his character KilledOffForReal in a final showdown with the Doctor. He later reappeared as a withered husk (later acknowledged as the same incarnation) played by Peter Pratt and then Geoffrey Beevers, before taking over the body of [[SignificantAnagram Tremas]] of Traken, played by Anthony Ainley, who would portray him for the remainder of the original series' run. Ainley himself died less than a year before the series returned to TV, and in 2007 the character returned, initially played by Derek Jacobi, then John Simm[[spoiler:, Simm, and most recently Michelle Gomez.]]
22nd Mar '18 4:07:21 AM LondonKdS
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** Pete Martell and Alexander Packard's fate was one of numerous LeftHanging, as their last scene has them at apparently killed by an explosion. ''The Secret History of Twin Peaks'', released after the death of both actors, confirmed their deaths.

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** Pete Martell and Alexander Packard's fate was one of numerous LeftHanging, as their last scene has them at apparently least potentially killed by an explosion. ''The Secret History of Twin Peaks'', released after the death of both actors, confirmed their deaths.
19th Mar '18 3:30:31 AM LadyNorbert
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** One documentary said that the "Mr. Hooper's not coming back" scene was the only scene in ''Sesame Street'' history done in a single take because the cast was too emotionally wrecked to do more takes. That the single take captured genuine emotion and showed that grown-ups, too, can feel sad and cry when people they love die, played a huge role in keeping the scene at one take ... and also played a major role in the scene's critical acclaim.

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** One documentary said that the "Mr. Hooper's not coming back" scene was the only scene in ''Sesame Street'' history done in a single take because the cast was too emotionally wrecked to do more takes. That the single take captured genuine emotion and showed that grown-ups, too, can feel sad and cry when people they love die, played a huge role in keeping the scene at one take ...take... and also played a major role in the scene's critical acclaim.



** A "Next Generation" TV movie explained it as the son Hoss never knew about comes to the Ponderosa and learns Hoss had drowned saving a young woman and her daughter from a river during a raging storm.

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** A "Next Generation" TV movie explained explains it as the son Hoss never knew about he had comes to the Ponderosa and learns that Hoss had drowned saving a young woman and her daughter from a river during a raging storm.



** In the 1997 reunion movie (one which fans consider canon to the original series), Boss Hogg had died several years earlier; this was brought out in a tender, tearjerking scene where Sheriff Rosco P. Coltrane by this time Boss' successor as county commissioner reflects on Boss' passing. This reflects the real-life death of Sorrell Booke in 1994, more than two years before the reunion movie was filmed.
** In a second reunion movie aired in 2000, Jesse Duke is also acknowledged as deceased, his portrayer, Denver Pyle also having passed on (in 1997, just months after the first reunion movie debuted; it was Pyle's last work, which he did despite being terminally ill with cancer).

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** In the 1997 reunion movie (one which fans consider canon to the original series), Boss Hogg had died several years earlier; this was brought out in a tender, tearjerking scene where Sheriff Rosco P. Coltrane by this time Boss' Boss's successor as county commissioner reflects on Boss' Boss's passing. This reflects the real-life death of Sorrell Booke in 1994, more than two years before the reunion movie was filmed.
** In a second reunion movie aired in 2000, Jesse Duke is also acknowledged as deceased, deceased; his portrayer, actor, Denver Pyle also having Pyle, passed on (in in 1997, just months after the first reunion movie debuted; it debuted. It was Pyle's last work, which he did despite being terminally ill with cancer).cancer.



* ''Series/SuddenlySusan'': Todd Styles, played by David Strickland (the final episode of series 3 was turned into a tribute to the character (and actor)).

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* ''Series/SuddenlySusan'': Todd Styles, played by David Strickland (the Strickland; the final episode of series season 3 was turned into a tribute to the character (and actor)).actor).



** When Lennard Pearce died, they decided to kill off his character, Granddad (off-screen, of course). Thus the first episode made after Pearce's death begins with Granddad's funeral.

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** When Lennard Pearce died, they decided to kill off his character, Granddad (off-screen, (offscreen, of course). Thus the first episode made after Pearce's death begins with Granddad's funeral.



** Also on ''One Life to Live'' was Michael Zaslow, who played David Renaldi; the actor was diagnosed with Lou Gehrig's disease and confined to a wheelchair. The character, who was absent from the show for several years, was given the same diagnosis when he returned. When Zaslow passed away in 1998, David was written to have likewise died.



** On ''Series/AllMyChildren'', Erica Kane's mother Mona developed lung cancer the same time as her actress, Frances Helfin, and later succumbed to it.

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** On ''Series/AllMyChildren'', Erica Kane's mother Mona developed lung cancer at the same time as her actress, Frances Helfin, Helfin. When Helfin passed away, a scene was written into the show in which Erica goes into her mother's room, and later succumbed to it.comes out devastated at having found that she died in her sleep.



** After the death of Larry Hagman in 2012, his character J.R. Ewing was shot off screen during the second season of the revival series. Since Hagman had been playing J.R. since 1978, and he was the show's BreakoutCharacter, the producers pulled out all the stops for a tribute: The next episode revolved around his funeral, complete with Texas celebrities like Mark Cuban in attendance, and a reprisal of the famous "Who Shot J.R.?" storyline.

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** After the death of Larry Hagman in 2012, his character J.R. Ewing was shot off screen offscreen during the second season of the revival series. Since Hagman had been playing J.R. since 1978, and he was the show's BreakoutCharacter, the producers pulled out all the stops for a tribute: The next episode revolved around his funeral, complete with Texas celebrities like Mark Cuban in attendance, and a reprisal of the famous "Who Shot J.R.?" storyline.



* ''Series/{{NCIS}}'', Ralph Waite, who played Gibbs' father, died in February of 2014. In the season finale, Gibbs is told that his father died of a stroke and then had Gibbs coming to terms with it as a side plot. The episode is dedicated to the memory of Ralph Waite.

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* ''Series/{{NCIS}}'', Ralph Waite, who played Gibbs' Gibbs's father, died in February of 2014. In the season finale, Gibbs is told that his father died of a stroke and then had Gibbs coming to terms with it as a side plot. The episode is dedicated to the memory of Ralph Waite.



* When actor, Victor Buono, who played Mr. Cauldwell, Jim Ignatowski's wealthy, but estranged father in ''Series/{{Taxi}}'', passed away, they killed off his character as well. Several episodes afterwards mention or revolve around Jim receiving a large sum of money from his inheritance.

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* When actor, actor Victor Buono, who played Mr. Cauldwell, Jim Ignatowski's wealthy, wealthy but estranged father in ''Series/{{Taxi}}'', passed away, they killed off his character as well. Several episodes afterwards mention or revolve around Jim receiving a large sum of money from his inheritance.



** Garland Briggs, whose actor died in 2008, turns out to have died shortly after the timeframe of the original series. [[PresentAbsence The circumstances turn out to be plot critical.]]

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** Garland Briggs, whose actor died in 2008, turns out to have died shortly after the timeframe time frame of the original series. [[PresentAbsence The circumstances turn out to be plot critical.]]



* 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 war-torn China in the years leading up America's entry into 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 [[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."
* 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 to whom the tribute was being paid]], this actually seems more appropriate. Ironically, this probably would have pissed Thompson off; he ''[[OtherMeAnnoysMe hated]]'' Uncle Duke.

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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 war-torn China in the years leading up America's entry into UsefulNotes/WorldWarII. Dude had not been seen on in 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 [[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."
* 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 to whom the tribute was being paid]], this actually seems more appropriate. Ironically, this probably would have pissed Thompson off; he ''[[OtherMeAnnoysMe hated]]'' Uncle Duke.
27th Feb '18 12:39:47 PM nighttrainfm
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** Donna Noble's father on ''Series/DoctorWho''. He appeared in "Runaway Bride", but due to Howard Attfield's terminal illness and death during filming of "Partners in Crime" , his parts were replaced by Wilfred Mott who was retconned into Donna's grandfather and Geoff Noble is stated to have died. As a dedication to the actor, the 10th Doctor in his final episode gives Donna's mother, as a wedding gift to Donna, a lottery ticket bought with a quid the Doctor obtained by going back in time offscreen to borrow from "a really lovely man. Geoffrey Noble, his name was."

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** Donna Noble's father on ''Series/DoctorWho''. He appeared in "Runaway "The Runaway Bride", but due to Howard Attfield's terminal illness and death during the filming of "Partners in Crime" , his parts were replaced by Wilfred Mott Mott, who was retconned into Donna's grandfather grandfather, and Geoff Noble is stated to have died. As a dedication to the actor, the 10th Doctor in his final episode gives Donna's mother, as a wedding gift to Donna, a lottery ticket bought with a quid the Doctor obtained by going back in time offscreen to borrow from "a really lovely man. Geoffrey Noble, his name was."
26th Feb '18 3:28:35 AM StarTropes
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* On ''Series/NCISLosAngeles'', the death of actor Miguel Ferrer also meant the death of his character, Assistant Director Owen Granger.

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* On ''Series/NCISLosAngeles'', the death of actor Miguel Ferrer Creator/MiguelFerrer also meant the death of his character, Assistant Director Owen Granger.
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