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* Creator/CameronBoyce died unexpectedly just a month before the premiere of ''Film/{{Descendants}} 3'', in which he reprised his role as Carlos De Vil. The movie is dedicated to his memory, and the original airing ended with a montage dedicated to him.

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* Creator/CameronBoyce died unexpectedly just a month before the premiere of ''Film/{{Descendants}} 3'', in which he reprised his role as Carlos De Vil. The movie is dedicated to his memory, and the original airing ended with [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iilu2igMCQA a montage dedicated to him.]]


* Eddie Money died in September 2019, almost one month after publicly disclosing he had terminal esophageal cancer. By that time, he was working on a reality show called ''Real Money'' on Creator/AXSTV, which was in its second season (of note, the episode where he disclosed his cancer diagnosis aired ''one day'' before his death). The show's fate after his death is unclear at the moment.

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* Eddie Money died in September 2019, almost one month after publicly disclosing he had terminal esophageal cancer. By that time, he was working on a reality show called ''Real Money'' on Creator/AXSTV, Creator/{{AXSTV}}, which was in its second season (of note, the episode where he disclosed his cancer diagnosis aired ''one day'' before his death). The show's fate after his death is unclear at the moment.

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* Eddie Money died in September 2019, almost one month after publicly disclosing he had terminal esophageal cancer. By that time, he was working on a reality show called ''Real Money'' on Creator/AXSTV, which was in its second season (of note, the episode where he disclosed his cancer diagnosis aired ''one day'' before his death). The show's fate after his death is unclear at the moment.


* Swedish DJ Tim Bergling, better known as Music/{{Avicii}}, who's music helped define mainstream EDM in the 2010s, died of suicide in 2018, leaving his third studio album unfinished. Said album was finished by several collaborators and release posthumously as ''TIM''.

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* Swedish DJ Tim Bergling, better known as Music/{{Avicii}}, who's whose music helped define mainstream EDM in the 2010s, died of suicide in 2018, leaving his third studio album unfinished. Said album was finished by several collaborators and release released posthumously as ''TIM''.



* Similarly, the BritRock band Viola Beach had just recorded their debut album when all of its members along with their manager were killed in a car accident in Sweden in February 2016. The self-titled album did eventually see release.

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* Similarly, the BritRock Brit rock band Viola Beach had just recorded their debut album when all of its members along with their manager were killed in a car accident in Sweden in February 2016. The self-titled album did eventually see release.



* J. Michael Mendel, the producer of ''WesternAnimation/RickAndMorty'' died on September 22, 2019.

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* J. Michael Mendel, the producer of ''WesternAnimation/RickAndMorty'' died on September 22, 2019.2019, two months before the show's long-awaited fourth season was to premiere.


* Creator/GeoffreyChaucer died after completing only a handful of ''Literature/TheCanterburyTales'' he had planned. He also quit working on several poems, any one of which could be considered a great and masterful work; in attempting to think past some medieval [[TropesAreTools tropes]], he made several stabs at collections of tales (usually older ones translated into Middle English, with his own embellishments), of which ''Literature/TheCanterburyTales'' were the latest and greatest, and experts ([[WildMassGuessing as is their duty]]) [[MissingEpisode have]] [[OrphanedSeries several]] [[NoEnding theories]] on why more than one of his earlier poems are apparently unfinished.

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* Creator/GeoffreyChaucer died after completing only a handful of ''Literature/TheCanterburyTales'' he had planned. He also quit working on several poems, any one of which could be considered a great and masterful work; in attempting to think past some medieval [[TropesAreTools tropes]], medieval, he made several stabs at collections of tales (usually older ones translated into Middle English, with his own embellishments), of which ''Literature/TheCanterburyTales'' were the latest and greatest, and experts ([[WildMassGuessing as is their duty]]) [[MissingEpisode have]] [[OrphanedSeries several]] [[NoEnding theories]] on why more than one of his earlier poems are apparently unfinished.


* Music/HarryNilsson, who hadn't released an album since 1980 (and that album wasn't even issued in the United States), began recording a comeback album starting in 1993. He died on January 15, 1994, and it's been reported that he finished the album a few days before that. His death apparently scuttled any release plans (though some of the songs were eventually leaked). The material eventually came out in 2019 on the ''Losst and Founnd'' album.

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* Music/HarryNilsson, who hadn't released an album since 1980 (and that album wasn't even issued in the United States), began recording a comeback album starting in 1993. He died on January 15, 1994, and it's been reported that he finished the album a few days shortly before that. His his death (mere hours before, according to one account). His passing apparently scuttled any release plans (though some of the songs were eventually leaked). The material eventually came out in 2019 on the ''Losst and Founnd'' album.


* Music/HarryNilsson, who hadn't released an album since 1980 (and that album wasn't even issued in the United States), began recording a comeback album starting in 1993. He died on January 15, 1994, and it's been reported that he finished the album a few days before that. A few tracks have been leaked, but there's never been any indication that the album, provisionally titled ''Papa's Got a Brown New Robe'', will ever be released.

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* Music/HarryNilsson, who hadn't released an album since 1980 (and that album wasn't even issued in the United States), began recording a comeback album starting in 1993. He died on January 15, 1994, and it's been reported that he finished the album a few days before that. A few tracks have been leaked, but there's never been His death apparently scuttled any indication that release plans (though some of the album, provisionally titled ''Papa's Got a Brown New Robe'', will ever be released.songs were eventually leaked). The material eventually came out in 2019 on the ''Losst and Founnd'' album.


A {{Fandom}}'s worst nightmare: A creator dies before completing their work, leaving it {{orphaned|Series}}.

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A {{Fandom}}'s worst nightmare: A creator dies before completing their his or her work, leaving it {{orphaned|Series}}.

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* J. Michael Mendel, the producer of ''WesternAnimation/RickAndMorty'' died on September 22, 2019.


* Music/DavidBowie's final album, ''Music/BlackStar'', was released on his 69th birthday, two days before he succumbed to cancer. The meaning of many of the album's songs soon became clear after the fact - he knew he wasn't long for this world.

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* Music/DavidBowie's final album, ''Music/BlackStar'', ''Music/BlackstarAlbum'', was released on his 69th birthday, two days before he succumbed to cancer. The meaning of many of the album's songs soon became clear after the fact - he knew he wasn't long for this world.


* Music/{{ModestMussorgsky}} died before he could finish his opera ''Khovanshchina''. The opera was completed, revised, and scored by Nikolai Rimsky-Korsakov in 1881-1882. Igor Stravinsky and Maurice Ravel made their own arrangement in 1913 at the request of Russian art critic Sergei Diaghilev. And in 1959, Dmitri Shostakovich revised the opera based on Mussorgsky's vocal score, and it's Shostakovich's version that is typically performed today. The Stravinsky-Ravel orchestration has been mostly forgotten, except for Stravinsky's finale.

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* Music/{{ModestMussorgsky}} Music/{{Modest Mussorgsky}} died before he could finish his opera ''Khovanshchina''. The opera was completed, revised, and scored by Nikolai Rimsky-Korsakov in 1881-1882. Igor Stravinsky and Maurice Ravel made their own arrangement in 1913 at the request of Russian art critic Sergei Diaghilev. And in 1959, Dmitri Shostakovich revised the opera based on Mussorgsky's vocal score, and it's Shostakovich's version that is typically performed today. The Stravinsky-Ravel orchestration has been mostly forgotten, except for Stravinsky's finale.

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* Music/{{ModestMussorgsky}} died before he could finish his opera ''Khovanshchina''. The opera was completed, revised, and scored by Nikolai Rimsky-Korsakov in 1881-1882. Igor Stravinsky and Maurice Ravel made their own arrangement in 1913 at the request of Russian art critic Sergei Diaghilev. And in 1959, Dmitri Shostakovich revised the opera based on Mussorgsky's vocal score, and it's Shostakovich's version that is typically performed today. The Stravinsky-Ravel orchestration has been mostly forgotten, except for Stravinsky's finale.


* Swedish DJ Tim Bergling, better known as Music/{{Avicii}}, who's music helped define mainstream EDM in the 2010s, died of suicide in 2018, leaving his third studio album unfinished. Said album was finished by several collaborators and release posthumously as ''TIM''.



* In 2017, Nickelodeon announced the TV movie ''WesternAnimation/InvaderZim: Enter the Florpus!'', a spinoff of the fan-favorite Nicktoon. However, Lucille Bliss, who played Miss Bitters in the original show, died in 2012. It remains to be seen how this will be handled, though it's highly likely that she'll be recast if she even appears at all. (Creator/CandiMilo had previously voiced Miss Bitters in a 2008 video game, owing to Bliss's failing health.)

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* In 2017, Nickelodeon announced the TV movie ''WesternAnimation/InvaderZim: Enter the Florpus!'', a spinoff of the fan-favorite Nicktoon. However, Lucille Bliss, who played Miss Bitters in the original show, died in 2012. It remains to be seen how this will be handled, though it's highly likely that she'll be recast if she even appears at all. (Creator/CandiMilo Creator/CandiMilo had previously voiced Miss Bitters in a 2008 video game, owing to Bliss's failing health.)health, while the special itself would ultimately have her appear as a silent cameo in a fantasy sequence.


* [=MythrilMoth=], author of many, ''many'' fics for ''WesternAnimation/MyLittlePonyFriendshipIsMagic'', ''WesternAnimation/MiraculousLadybug'' and a number of other series, [[https://www.fimfiction.net/blog/856403/in-memory-of-my-brother passed away in his sleep]] due to health complications on May 6, 2019. His friend Zef has yet to announce what will become of his unfinished works.

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* [=MythrilMoth=], author of many, ''many'' fics for ''WesternAnimation/MyLittlePonyFriendshipIsMagic'', ''WesternAnimation/MiraculousLadybug'' and a number of other series, [[https://www.fimfiction.net/blog/856403/in-memory-of-my-brother passed away in his sleep]] due to health complications on May 6, 2019. His friend Zef has yet to announce what since announced that he himself will become of be finishing [=MythrilMoth=]'s story ''Persona EG'', and that the other stories are open to adoption, but any continuation will require his unfinished works.personal approval.


* ''LightNovel/TrinityBlood'''s author Sunao Yoshida died in 2004 and the story was finished some while later by other writers. However, the manga is still ongoing. Yoshida was also the original story creator for ''Anime/NeppuKairikuBushiRoad'', which didn't get picked up until 2013, a whole decade after it was first announced.

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* ''LightNovel/TrinityBlood'''s author Sunao Yoshida died in 2004 and the story was finished some while later by other writers. However, the The manga is still ongoing.managed to stay long until April 2018 with 21 volumes. Yoshida was also the original story creator for ''Anime/NeppuKairikuBushiRoad'', which didn't get picked up until 2013, a whole decade after it was first announced.

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