List of people who died in set related accidentsby OrdinaryDay | created - 06 Aug 2013 | updated - 24 Apr 2016 | Public
A list of hard working cast and crew members, who sadly met their makers in a film set related accident, or when working on a show.
1. Brandon Lee
Actor | The Crow
Born on February 1, 1965 to Bruce Lee (Martial Arts idol) and Linda Lee Cadwell. Brother to Shannon Lee. In 1970-71, they moved to Hong Kong where Brandon became fluent in Cantonese by the age of 8. He attended Boston's Art-Oriented Emerson College in Massachusetts. He studied Martial Arts and ...
2. Vic Morrow
Actor | Combat!
Vic Morrow was born in the Bronx, New York, to Jean (Kress) and Harry Morrow, an electrical engineer. His parents were Russian Jewish immigrants. Morrow dropped out of high school at 17 to join the U.S. Navy. When he left the Navy, he used the G.I. Bill to study pre-law at Florida State. While ...
5. Steve Irwin
Actor | Dr. Dolittle 2
Steve Irwin was born in 1962 to parents Lyn and Bob Irwin, who were animal naturalists. He shared the love for animals all his life, stemming from being raised at the Queensland Reptile and Fauna Park. There, he partook in daily duties of animal feeding and care. He quickly established himself with...
Actor | The Great Air Robbery
Ormer Locklear was born on October 28, 1891 in Greenville, Texas, USA as Ormer Leslie Locklear. He is known for his work on The Great Air Robbery (1919), The Skywayman (1920) and Screen Snapshots, Series 1, No. 7 (1920). He was married to Ruby Graves. He died on August 2, 1920 in Los Angeles, ...
12. Renee Chen
Renee Chen was born on April 1, 1976 in Taiwan. She died on July 23, 1982 in Indian Dunes, California, USA.
13. My-ca Dinh Le
My-ca Dinh Le was born on January 23, 1975 in Vietnam. He died on July 23, 1982 in Indian Dunes, California, USA.
14. Martha Mansfield
Actress | Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde
Stunning silent screen actress Martha Mansfield was a musical comedy star in New York City by the time she entered films in 1916 for Max Linder. Before long she advanced to second leads in features, including the role of Millicent Carew in the John Barrymore starrer Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde (1920), ...
15. H.B. Halicki
Writer | Gone in 60 Seconds
H.B. Halicki was born on October 18, 1940 in Dunkirk, New York, USA as Henry Blight Halicki. He was a writer and producer, known for Gone in 60 Seconds (1974), Deadline Auto Theft (1983) and The Junkman (1982). He was married to Denice Shakarian Halicki. He died on August 20, 1989 in Tonawanda, New...
16. Geoff Brewer
Stunts | Road House
Geoff Brewer was born on November 30, 1958 in Kansas, USA as Geoffrey W. Brewer. He is known for his work on Road House (1989), Midnight Run (1988) and Overboard (1987). He was married to Tammy Brewer. He died on May 17, 1989 in Clark Air Force Base, Philippines.
He was killed when the Bell 206B Jet Ranger III helicopter being used to film scenes of a parade for the movie The Final Season (2007) crashed in eastern Iowa. The helicopter was carrying pilot Richard Green, 72, owner of Ritel Copter Services (Hudson, Iowa); producer Tony Wilson; and Roland when ...
19. Owen Hart
Actor | WWF SmackDown!
Owen Hart was one of twelve children from a legendary Canadian wrestling family. His brother Bret is also one of the most well known wrestlers of all time. Owen was one of the best wrestlers in the business and his major accomplishments include being the 1994 King of the Ring, former ...
20. Roy Kinnear
After his schooling in Edinburgh, the British character actor Roy Kinnear attended the Royal Academy of Dramatic Art in London. Following national service, Kinnear appeared on stage, radio, and television in Scotland before becoming a household name in Britain in the early 1960s as one of the ...
22. Boris Sagal
Director | The Omega Man
Boris Sagal was born on October 18, 1923 in Yekaterinoslav, Ukrainian SSR, USSR as Bernard Louis Sagal. He was a director and writer, known for The Omega Man (1971), The Name of the Game (1968) and Rich Man, Poor Man (1976). He was married to Marge Champion and Sara Macon. He died on May 22, 1981 ...
30. Jon-Erik Hexum
Actor | Voyagers!
In the early 1980s, this ruggedly handsome young man of Norwegian parentage was seen as the "next big thing", and then suddenly he was dead from an accident via a self-inflicted gunshot wound.
Hexum was born and raised in Tenafly, New Jersey, where he was a musically gifted student at school playing...
34. Erik Roner
Actor | Nitro Circus Series
Erik Roner was born on November 2, 1976 in San Francisco, California, USA. He was an actor, known for Nitro Circus Series (2006), One for the Road (2011) and Under the Influence (2008). He was married to Annika Dahl. He died on September 28, 2015 in Squaw Valley, California.
35. Kevin Smith
Actor | Hercules: The Legendary Journeys
He was born in Auckland, New Zealand and spent his early childhood there. His family moved to the small rural town of Timaru in New Zealand's South Island when he was 11. During high school, he began playing in rock-and-roll bands, but never aspired to a career as an actor. He had a passion for ...