I think the deaths of performers are really tragic when they die performing. These performers lived their lives in the public gaze, but they died very publicly too.. Some of them died on stage and some while being filmed or on a film set, all of them died suddenly. Many of them will be sadly missed by their families, friends and fans.

Here is a list of 10 famous people who died doing what they loved best, performing.

Tommy Cooper


The British comedian died live on TV while performing at Her Majesties Theater in London in 1984.

Steve Irwin

The Australian naturalist was killed by a stingray while filming a documentary in 2006.

Sid James


The English comedian and actor collapsed on stage and died in 1976.

Roy Kinnear


The British comedian fell off a horse and died while filming in Spain in 1988. [Image via pikturz]

Brandon Lee

The son of Bruce Lee was accidentally shot and died while filming The Crow in North Carolina in 1993.

William Ellsworth Robinson


Chung Ling Soo (Stage name) was an American magician who was shot on stage when a trick went wrong at the Wood Green Empire in London in 1918.

Vic Morrow


The American actor was filming “The Twilight Zone” The Movie in 1982 when he was decapitated by an out of control helicopter.

Tyrone Power


The American actor died while filming in Spain in 1958.

Karl Wallenda


The German tightrope walker fell to his death while walking a tightrope between two buildings in 1978.

Les Harvey


The rock singer was electrocuted on stage in Swansea, Wales in 1972.

Author Ahsan Mukhtar

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6 Responses to 10 Famous People who died while Performing

  1. 11) Dimebag Darrell – lead guitarist of Pantera shot & killed by crazed “fan” while rockin’ out onstage.

  2. Berneybooks says:

    The tightrope walker picture here is not Karl Wallenda. This is the 1,350 ft. World Trade Center towers with Philippe Petit walking between them.

  3. Guest says:

    Philippe Petit on wire not Wallenda

  4. Abdul Sami says:

    Ultimately every one have to taste d death & have to return to THE CREATER (GOD).

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