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* While they do use previously unused footage of Creator/CarrieFisher from the previous Sequel Trilogy films, ''Film/TheRiseOfSkywalker'' eventually has General Leia Organa die too, having to use all her energy towards using the Force to reach out to her son Kylo Ren; when he’s near fatally stabbed,[[spoiler:only surviving because Rey chooses to heal him with her Force powers]], Leia’s body gives out and dies, similar to how Luke died in ''Film/TheLastJedi''. Her body later disappears having become one with the Force.

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* While they do use previously unused footage of Creator/CarrieFisher from the previous Sequel Trilogy films, ''Film/TheRiseOfSkywalker'' eventually has General Leia Organa die too, having to use all her energy towards using the Force to reach out spiritually connect to her son Kylo Ren; when he’s near fatally stabbed,[[spoiler:only stabbed, [[spoiler:only surviving because Rey chooses to heal him with her Force powers]], Leia’s body gives out and dies, similar to how Luke [[spoiler:Luke]] died in ''Film/TheLastJedi''. Her body later disappears having become one with the Force.


** Oddly enough, ''inverted'' by The Master. Before Creator/RogerDelgado'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 Creator/DerekJacobi, then Creator/JohnSimm, and most recently Creator/MichelleGomez.

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** Oddly enough, ''inverted'' by The Master. Before Creator/RogerDelgado'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 2004, but the character returned, initially has, to date, been played by Creator/DerekJacobi, then Creator/JohnSimm, and most recently Creator/MichelleGomez.four different actors since the series was revived.



** Not quite an ''actor'', but the Fifth Doctor's could-have-been companion Kamelion, a shapeshifting robot, had to be written out of the series when the mechanical prop's software designer, Mike Power, died in a boating accident. As he'd only just finished programming the expensive apparatus and hadn't had the chance to write down the instructions, the prop malfunctioned constantly and became such a liability that the character spent the rest of his tenure in a back room of the TARDIS, then was given a MercyKill in Five's last story.

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** Not quite an ''actor'', but the Fifth Doctor's could-have-been companion Kamelion, a shapeshifting robot, had to be written out of the series when the mechanical prop's software designer, Mike Power, died in a boating accident. As he'd only just finished programming the expensive apparatus and hadn't had the chance to write down the instructions, the prop malfunctioned constantly and became such a liability that the character spent the rest of his tenure in a back room of the TARDIS, then was given a MercyKill in Five's last penultimate story.


** Brigadier Sir Alistair Gordon Lethbridge-Stewart, as stated in "[[Recap/DoctorWhoS32E13TheWeddingOfRiverSong The Wedding of River Song]]". In fact, by way of tribute to the only actor to in some form act alongside all seven original series Doctors[[note]]Nicholas Courtney played alongside the First Doctor as Bret Vyon in "The Daleks' Master Plan." As Brigadier Lethbridge-Stewart, he was in the serials "The Web of Fear" and "The Invasion" along with the Second Doctor, and was a major cast member in the Third Doctor's run. The Brig appeared in "Robot" and "Terror of the Zygons" with the Fourth Doctor, and in "Mawdryn Undead" and "The Five Doctors" with the Fifth Doctor. He also appeared in the Seventh Doctor's serial "Battlefield". Finally, Courtney would voice the Brig alongside Colin Baker's Sixth Doctor in the Big Finish drama "The Spectre of Lanyon Moor". [[/note]], the fact that The Character Died With Him is a crucial plot point in the episode — it is the Brigadier's death that gets the Doctor to stop running and face his fate in Utah. The character has since been mentioned a few times, the Brigadier's legacy upheld by his daughter, Kate Lethbridge-Stewart, a leader in UNIT just like her father. The Brig is unusual about this, in that he technically outlived his actors by years, but was still established as dead years down the line; the Brigadier apparently lived to the ripe old age of ''150'', decades longer than Creator/NicholasCourtney. This is justified thanks to the TimeTravel aspect of having the Doctor learn directly of their deaths later on and reeling from them. [[spoiler:The character, however, briefly came back as a Cyberman in the last minutes of "[[Recap/DoctorWhoS34E12DeathInHeaven Death in Heaven]]".]]

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** Brigadier Sir Alistair Gordon Lethbridge-Stewart, as stated in "[[Recap/DoctorWhoS32E13TheWeddingOfRiverSong The Wedding of River Song]]". In fact, by way of tribute to the only actor to in some form act alongside all seven original series Doctors[[note]]Nicholas Courtney played alongside the First Doctor as Bret Vyon in "The Daleks' Master Plan." As Brigadier Lethbridge-Stewart, he was in the serials "The Web of Fear" and "The Invasion" along with the Second Doctor, and was a major cast member in the Third Doctor's run. The Brig appeared in "Robot" and "Terror of the Zygons" with the Fourth Doctor, and in "Mawdryn Undead" and "The Five Doctors" with the Fifth Doctor. He also appeared in the Seventh Doctor's serial "Battlefield". Finally, Courtney would voice the Brig appeared alongside Colin Baker's Sixth Doctor in the non-canon thirtieth-anniversary special "Dimensions in Time" and voiced the character in the canonical Sixth Doctor Big Finish drama "The Spectre of Lanyon Moor". Moor".[[/note]], the fact that The Character Died With Him is a crucial plot point in the episode — it is the Brigadier's death that gets the Doctor to stop running and face his fate in Utah. The character has since been mentioned a few times, the Brigadier's legacy upheld by his daughter, Kate Lethbridge-Stewart, a leader in UNIT just like her father. The Brig is unusual about this, in that he technically outlived his actors by years, but was still established as dead years down the line; the Brigadier apparently lived to the ripe old age of ''150'', decades longer than Creator/NicholasCourtney. This is justified thanks to the TimeTravel aspect of having the Doctor learn directly of their deaths later on and reeling from them. [[spoiler:The character, however, briefly came back as a Cyberman in the last minutes of "[[Recap/DoctorWhoS34E12DeathInHeaven Death in Heaven]]".]]


* While they do use previously unused footage Creator/CarrieFisher from the previous Sequel Trilogy films, ''Film/TheRiseOfSkywalker'' eventually has General Leia Organa die too, having to use all her energy towards using the Force to reach out to her son Kylo Ren; when he’s near fatally stabbed,[[spoiler:only surviving because Rey chooses to heal him with her Force powers]], Leia’s body gives out and dies, similar to how Luke died in ''Film/TheLastJedi''. Her body later disappears having become one with the Force.

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* While they do use previously unused footage of Creator/CarrieFisher from the previous Sequel Trilogy films, ''Film/TheRiseOfSkywalker'' eventually has General Leia Organa die too, having to use all her energy towards using the Force to reach out to her son Kylo Ren; when he’s near fatally stabbed,[[spoiler:only surviving because Rey chooses to heal him with her Force powers]], Leia’s body gives out and dies, similar to how Luke died in ''Film/TheLastJedi''. Her body later disappears having become one with the Force.

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* While they do use previously unused footage Creator/CarrieFisher from the previous Sequel Trilogy films, ''Film/TheRiseOfSkywalker'' eventually has General Leia Organa die too, having to use all her energy towards using the Force to reach out to her son Kylo Ren; when he’s near fatally stabbed,[[spoiler:only surviving because Rey chooses to heal him with her Force powers]], Leia’s body gives out and dies, similar to how Luke died in ''Film/TheLastJedi''. Her body later disappears having become one with the Force.


* ''Film/GhostbustersAfterlife'' centers around the family of Egon Spengler dealing with his passing. Harold Ramis, who played Spengler, died in 2014.

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* ''Film/GhostbustersAfterlife'' centers around the family of Egon Spengler dealing with his passing. Harold Ramis, Creator/HaroldRamis, who played Spengler, died in 2014.

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* ''Film/CharliesAngels2019'': John Forsythe (the voice of Charlie) passed away at the age of 92 in 2010 and thus, Charlie apparently died and his successor is a woman using a voice changer to sound like him.

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* ''Film/GhostbustersAfterlife'' centers around the family of Egon Spengler dealing with his passing. Harold Ramis, who played Spengler, died in 2014.

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* The Scottish cop show ''Series/{{Taggart}}'' had its title character die off-screen following the death of the actor, Mark [=McManus=]. The show continued with the rest of the ensemble cast and notoriously ended up with more seasons without Taggart than with him.


* In ''WesternAnimation/TheSimpsons'' episode "[[Recap/TheSimpsonsS25E13TheManWhoGrewTooMuch The Man Who Grew Too Much]]", Edna Krabappel was stated to have died following the death of Marcia Wallace. After Ned Flanders has a dream about him and Edna doing the tango, he looks at the picture of Edna and remarks sadly, "I sure do miss that laugh." Nelson the school bully replies "Ha-ha! [[MoodWhiplash I miss her, too]]." The chalkboard gag at the beginning has a sad Bart somberly staring at the board which contains a single line: "We'll really miss you, Mrs. K."

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* In ''WesternAnimation/TheSimpsons'' episode "[[Recap/TheSimpsonsS25E13TheManWhoGrewTooMuch The Man Who Grew Too Much]]", Edna Krabappel was stated to have died following the death of Marcia Wallace.Wallace's passing of pneumonia in 2013. After Ned Flanders has a dream about him and Edna doing the tango, he looks at the picture of Edna and remarks sadly, "I sure do miss that laugh." Nelson the school bully replies "Ha-ha! [[MoodWhiplash I miss her, too]]." The chalkboard gag at the beginning has a sad Bart somberly staring at the board which contains a single line: "We'll really miss you, Mrs. K."

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** Zig zagged with [[spoiler: Tommy]], whose death was already planned to happen months before his actor would follow suit.


** Fillmore, however, was [[TheOtherDarrin given a new voice actor]] for this film due to the death of Creator/GeorgeCarlin, and Red actually [[TheVoiceless lost his voice altogether]] due to the death of [[Creator/PixarRegulars Joe Ranft]]. But then again, [[TheQuietOne Red never talked all that much]].

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** Fillmore, however, was [[TheOtherDarrin given a new voice actor]] for this film due to the death of Creator/GeorgeCarlin, and Red actually [[TheVoiceless lost his voice altogether]] due to the death of [[Creator/PixarRegulars Joe Ranft]].Creator/JoeRanft. But then again, [[TheQuietOne Red never talked all that much]].


* ''Film/JurassicWorld'' contains an unintentional example. The Hammond Genetics Lab is a memorial to the character of John Hammond, and it's mentioned at multiple points the park is a testament to his work and everything that he did, now that his dream has come to fruition. The new owner of the park, Simon Masrani, even says that he's carrying out Hammond's dying wish. There is also a statue of him in the visitor's center. All this seems to serve as a tribute to Creator/RichardAttenborough, who died at age 90 just before the film was released. However, Attenborough actually died during the film's post-production; [[http://screenrant.com/jurassic-world-richard-attenborough-statue/ the screenwriting and filming, as well as the statue, had already been completed by the time of his death]]. In the [[Film/JurassicWorldFallenKingdom next film]], it's all but confirmed in dialogue that Hammond is no longer living.

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* ''Film/JurassicWorld'' contains an unintentional example. The Hammond Genetics Lab is a memorial to the character of John Hammond, and it's mentioned at multiple points the park is a testament to his work and everything that he did, now that his dream has come to fruition. The new owner of the park, Simon Masrani, even says that he's carrying out Hammond's dying wish. There is also a statue of him in the visitor's center. All this seems to serve as a tribute to Creator/RichardAttenborough, who died at age 90 just before the film was released. However, Attenborough actually died during the film's post-production; [[http://screenrant.com/jurassic-world-richard-attenborough-statue/ the screenwriting and filming, as well as the statue, had already been completed by the time of his death]]. In the [[Film/JurassicWorldFallenKingdom next film]], film]] though, it's all but confirmed in dialogue that Hammond is no longer living.


* ''Film/JurassicWorld'' contains an unintentional example. The Hammond Genetics Lab is a memorial to the character of John Hammond, and it's mentioned at multiple points the park is a testament to his work and everything that he did, now that his dream has come to fruition. The new owner of the park, Simon Masrani, even says that he's carrying out Hammond's dying wish. There is also a statue of him in the visitor's center. All this seems to serve as a tribute to Creator/RichardAttenborough, who died at age 90 just before the film was released. However, Attenborough actually died during the film's post-production; [[http://screenrant.com/jurassic-world-richard-attenborough-statue/ the screenwriting and filming, as well as the statue, had already been completed by the time of his death]]. In the [[Film/JurassicWorldFallenKingdon next film]], it's all but confirmed in dialogue that Hammond is no longer living.

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* ''Film/JurassicWorld'' contains an unintentional example. The Hammond Genetics Lab is a memorial to the character of John Hammond, and it's mentioned at multiple points the park is a testament to his work and everything that he did, now that his dream has come to fruition. The new owner of the park, Simon Masrani, even says that he's carrying out Hammond's dying wish. There is also a statue of him in the visitor's center. All this seems to serve as a tribute to Creator/RichardAttenborough, who died at age 90 just before the film was released. However, Attenborough actually died during the film's post-production; [[http://screenrant.com/jurassic-world-richard-attenborough-statue/ the screenwriting and filming, as well as the statue, had already been completed by the time of his death]]. In the [[Film/JurassicWorldFallenKingdon [[Film/JurassicWorldFallenKingdom next film]], it's all but confirmed in dialogue that Hammond is no longer living.

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