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11 More Actors You May Not Know Are Dead


It’s always heartbreaking to discover that
the actors who’ve played your favorite characters have passed away. Adding to our first list
that you can find on our YouTube channel, these actors have also moved on without much
public fanfare. It doesn’t matter whether these actors were Hollywood royalty—they
helped portray characters we’ll never forget. Richard Bonehill While you might not recognize Richard Bonehill’s
face, you’ll recognize some of the characters he’s played over the years…especially if
you’re a Star Wars fan. Bonehill’s history as a competitive fencer and swordsmanship
coach landed him work on Highlander, Flash Gordon, and Doctor Who. He also played a variety
of characters in The Empire Strikes Back and Return of the Jedi. For the most part, he
filled various background roles, including multiple Stormtroopers and Rebel Alliance
soldiers. You’d probably best recognize him as Nien Nunb, Lando Calrissian’s alien co-pilot
during the attack on the second Death Star. Bonehill passed away on February 4th, 2015
at the age of 67. Earl Hindman Earl Hindman had a relatively low-profile
show business career, appearing in movies like Silverado, and The Taking of Pelham One
Two Three. Throughout the ’70s and ’80s, he starred as Bob Reid in more than 450 episodes
of Ryan’s Hope. Most ’90s kids will remember him as Wilson, the mysterious-but-friendly
neighbor of the Taylors on the hit sitcom Home Improvement. Hindman died on December
29, 2003 at the age of 61 due to lung cancer. Bernie Mac One of the original Kings of Comedy, Bernie
Mac built his career with a stand-up routine heavily influenced by Richard Pryor. Many
might recognize Mac as Ice Cube’s neighbor, Pastor Clever, in Friday. Mac went on to star
in Charlie’s Angels: Full Throttle, Ocean’s Eleven, and Transformers before headlining
his own sitcom, The Bernie Mac Show. During the last years of his life, Mac suffered from
Sarcoidosis, which heavily affected his lungs. He succumbed to pneumonia complications in
August 2008 at the age of 50. Richard Attenborough Long before he founded an ill-fated amusement
park using the secrets of dino DNA, Richard Attenborough was already an accomplished and
award-winning actor. Attenborough starred alongside Steve McQueen in The Great Escape.
He also won two consecutive Golden Globe Awards in 1967 and 1968 for his work in The Sand
Pebbles and Doctor Dolittle. Younger filmgoers will never forget Attenborough as John Hammond,
whose ambitions led to the creation of Jurassic Park. But that’s just one short chapter in
a life that ended in August of 2014 at the age of 90, after many great cinematic achievements,
on both sides of the camera. Sage Stallone Rocky 5 is arguably the least loved film of
the iconic boxing series. But under its cheesier elements, there’s still a solid story about
the champ going broke, losing his ability to box, and nearly losing his relationship
with his son. Sylvester Stallone brought his own 14-year-old son, Sage, to play the part
of Rocky Jr. in the film. After college, Sage continued working in small, low-key film projects.
Unfortunately, Sage died in 2012 at the young age of 36 due to a heart attack brought on
by coronary artery disease. Chris Penn The younger brother of veteran actor Sean
Penn, Chris Penn followed in his sibling’s footsteps, breaking into Hollywood at the
tender age of 12. Penn is best remembered for his portrayal of mob scion Nice Guy Eddie
in Reservoir Dogs. He also appeared in Footloose, Rush Hour, Kiss Kiss Bang Bang, and Grand
Theft Auto: San Andreas. He died on January 24, 2006 at the age of 40 due to cardiomyopathy,
with morphine, valium, marijuana, and codeine all found in his body. Sean Penn attributes
Chris’ death to the weight he visibly gained during the ’90s. Richard Griffiths A veteran stage, film, and television actor,
Richard Griffiths is known most for his portrayal of Harry Potter’s awful uncle, Vernon Dursley.
Outside of the Harry Potter series, Griffiths won a slew of awards for his portrayal of
English teacher Douglas Hector in a play called The History Boys. He also starred in a variety
of projects, including Superman 2, Gandhi, Sleepy Hollow, King Ralph, and The Hitchhiker’s
Guide to the Galaxy. Griffiths passed away at 65 on March 28, 2013 due to complications
shortly after having heart surgery. James Avery Whether you call him the Big Guy or Uncle
Phil, James Avery became a household name through his portrayal of Philip Banks on The
Fresh Prince of Bel-Air. The burly actor had plenty of small roles throughout his TV career,
but was also known for his voice acting work. He was the voice of War Machine on Iron Man
and Shredder on Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: “Well what is it?” Avery also did voices for The Prince of Egypt,
The Real Ghostbusters, Fist of the North Star, and Hulk Hogan’s Rock ‘n’ Wrestling. Like
Richard Griffiths, Avery died from complications following heart surgery in 2013 at the age
of 68. Thank you for always being a stern, funny, and loving father figure on TV, Uncle
Phil. Lou Albano and Danny Wells “Captain” Lou Albano and Danny Wells entertained
millions of children from 1989-1991 on The Super Mario Bros. Super Show. The program
featured Nintendo cartoons, bookended by Albano and Wells playing the two beloved plumber
brothers during live-action sequences at their Brooklyn residence. Albano and Wells also
voiced the animated versions of Mario and Luigi during the Super Show cartoons. Captain Lou was a WWE Hall of Fame member
with a prominent professional wrestling career that started in 1953 and ended in 1995. Albano
died on October 14, 2009 from a heart attack at the age of 76. He left behind a wrestling
legacy that includes one of his grand-nephews, former MMA/UFC fighter and professional wrestler
Phil Baroni. Danny Wells, who played Luigi, was known for
his TV guest appearances on the likes of The Jeffersons, Happy Days, Punky Brewster, Chips,
and The A-Team. He also did voice acting for Heathcliff, Batman: The Animated Series, and
more. He died of undisclosed causes on November 28, 2013. Richard Harris Yet another major loss to the cast of the
Harry Potter series, Richard Harris played Albus Dumbledore in The Sorcerer’s Stone and
The Chamber of Secrets. Outside of Hogwarts, Harris was also an accomplished singer, actor,
director, writer, producer, and songwriter. Harris won Grammy and Golden Globe awards
for his work on 15 different albums and more than 70 films, including Camelot, The Guns
of Navarone, Gulliver’s Travels, Patriot Games, Unforgiven, Gladiator, and The Count of Monte
Cristo. After being diagnosed with Hodgkin’s disease, Harris died on October 25, 2002 at
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100 Comments

  1. Mayonnaise Callie Author

    It's so sad how Bernie mac died bc he was diagnosed with something that hurt his lungs but he still smoke I he quit smoking he'd prob be here today. RIP

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  2. Aaron ewing Author

    Earl hindman>willson wilson was my 2nd fav acter on home inprovment next to taren smith> played mark tayler rip wilson rip home inprovent memory that cant be brought

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  3. Gringo Author

    Saddest of all, they could have saved 20% on their auto insurance by switching to GEICO™. But they never got the chance to do so. These things happen.

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  4. Rodney Stewart Author

    If so many actors have died in the last 10 years unbelievable mount how many people of America and of the world have you think because of the spraying I bet nobody can get that number it will be classified

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  5. Fuk Tard Author

    Richard Attenborough, brother of David Attenborough, had such a bad throw of the dice in his last few years, poor bugger lost his Daughter and Granddaughter in the 2004 tsunami on boxing Day. Died the next year. Very sad.

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  6. Charles Myers Author

    i liked the movie footloose and the tv series tool time so of these actors i liked chris penn from footloose and the guy that played mr Wilson on tool time

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  7. veganZombie Author

    heart disease is the number one killer on the planet and it shows.. help yourself watch “Forks Over Knives” on Netflix.

    heart disease is preventable and 100% reversible.

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  8. Zyx Saw Author

    Uncle Phil and Richard Harris were great actors, may they rest in peace. Bernie Mack was a racist piece of shit though, good that he's finally dead.

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  9. This is my username Author

    James Avery's death is the one that hits me the worst… Growing up watching Fresh Prince of Bel-Air, I grew very fond of his character Uncle Phill and his fathery figure towards Will and Carlton in the show… I still can't get over the fact he passed away.

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  10. HatersGonnaHate Author

    Everyone knew Bernie Mac died that was a shock of most of our system. When Issac Hayes died the next day Bernie Mac death still overshadowed his.

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  11. ShreadTheWeapon Author

    Back in 2016, I found one of the unsound nuggets in the Richard Harris catalog, an audiobook production he participated in, reading Jonathan Livingston Seagull. Definitely an underrated highlight in his collective body of work.

    Has anybody at Looper made a note about the passing of Gerard Parkes or Bernie Casey?

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  12. Xristos Iosifidis Author

    Fk man you make us sad
    This All People this actors
    Is that humans to is grow up ours life
    Now somthink missing inside us
    Somthink to we dont can replace it

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  13. Richard Collins Author

    Bernie Mac show definitely was a big hit with my kids. We watched it together laughing talking about the show. I cherish those moments especially with the social media era now.

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