Gone Too Soon: Actors Who Died While Filming A Movie Or TV Show

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John Ritter

John Ritter’s career includes work in television, film, and on Broadway but nothing was more popular than his character on “Three’s Company.” Playing the affable, skirt-chasing chef Jack Tripper, Ritter gained millions of fans with his hilarious slapstick comedy on the show. Ritter starred in the comedy “8 Simple Rules To Dating My Teenage Daughter” in 2002. However, the show was short-lived after Ritter complained of chest pains during rehearsal on September 11, 2003. He collapsed and was rushed to the hospital before dying a short time later. Ritter died six days shy of his 55th birthday.

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