9. Tyrone Power – Suffered A Massive Heart Attack
Tyrone Power dominated Hollywood’s golden era. His hands and feet were placed in cement at Grauman’s Chinese Theater on May 31 1937, a mere six months after his breakout performance inLloyd’s of London. From 1939 to 1941, he was aptly nicknamed “King of the Movies” by compiling an impressive and versatile resume of dramas, westerns, comedies, and even musicals. In November of 1958, he suffered a massive heart attack while filming a dueling scene for the epic Solomon and Sheba.He passed away before he reached the hospital.
8. Martha Mansfield – Passerby Tossed Cigarette Into Her Car
Martha Mansfield simultaneously stole the vaudeville stage and appeared in successful silent films including The Perfect Lover (1919), Civilian Clothes, Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde (1920), and The Silent Command (1923). On November 29, 1923, while shooting The Warrens of Virginia, Mansfield was sitting in a car between takes when a passerby carelessly tossed a match through the window after lighting a cigarette. Her costume, a Civil War-era dress, ignited immediately and she sustained severe burns on various parts of her body. She was rushed to the hospital, but died of her injuries twenty-four hours later.
7. John Ritter – Heart Attack
John Ritter is best remembered as Jack Tripper on the hit seriesThree’s Company (1977-1984). He also made several guest appearances on M*A*S*H, The Bob Newhart Show, The Love Boat, The Cosby Show, Buffy the Vampire Slayer, and Scrubs. One of his other prominent roles was the overprotective but extremely loving Paul Hennessy in the early 2000s sitcom 8 Simple Rules for Dating My Teenage Daughter. While rehearsing a scene for the show on September 11, 2003, Ritter began vomiting and complaining of chest pains. He was taken to the hospital and treated for a heart attack, but his condition worsened. He was then diagnosed with an aortic dissection, and subsequently died during surgery to repair it. Ritter was just six days away from his 55th birthday.