Death has never been easy, particularly when it comes unexpectedly. That is most often the case when a film ends up losing an actor or actress from the cast, and death during production can often result in changes that affect the way films move forward.

Choosing what to do with a character after their actor dies must be a difficult task. Do you recast the character to continue their story, silently write them off, or incorporate their death into the show in some way?

The following were are of the most well-known cases where the production companies had to cope with the loss of an artist and its impact on the films themselves. To be clear, those are not the only times an actor and actress has ended up dead while making a film, and no offense is intended to any identities left on and off the list.

Here are 15 shows that chose the latter option and decided to include the actors' deaths in the plot:

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