Cory Monteith's death comes as Fox's 'Glee' is set to resume shooting in a few weeks. The show's situation isn't unique. Here are other stars who died during the run of their shows: | In this photo, Lea Michele and Monteith film a scene for 'Glee.'
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Cory Monteith's death comes as Fox's 'Glee' is set to resume shooting in a few weeks. The show's situation isn't unique. Here are other stars who died during the run of their shows: | In this photo, Lea Michele and Monteith film a scene for 'Glee.' Charles Sykes, AP
Larry Hagman | Died: Nov. 23, 2012, at age 81 | Working on: 'Dallas,' TNT | He had been battling cancer for a year and had filmed six of 15 episodes for Season 2 of the show's reboot when he died. The producers let J.R. die from gunshot wounds. Tony Gutierrez, AP
John Ritter| Died Sept. 11, 2003, at age 54 | Working on: '8 Simple Rules for Dating My Teenage Daughter,' ABC | His death from a tear in the wall of his aorta came just after he was taken to the hospital from his comedy's set. He portrayed Paul Hennessy, and two months after Ritter's death, the show aired a tribute episode. ABC
Phil Hartman | Died May 28, 1998, at age 49 | Working on: 'NewsRadio,' NBC | Hartman was shot to death in his Encino, Calif., home by his wife, Brynn, who also shot herself. He died before Season 5 was to begin filming. The season opened with colleagues returning from the funeral of Hartman's character, Bill McNeal, who had died of a heart attack. NBC
Redd Foxx | Died Oct. 11, 1991, at age 68 | Working on: 'The Royal Family,' CBS | While rehearsing, Foxx had a heart attack. With seven episodes to go, the studio decided to halt filming before producers changed their minds. In late November, an episode aired marking his character Al's death.| Foxx, left, and Della Reese were in 'The Royal Family.' CBS
Jim Davis | Died April 26, 1981, at age 71 | Working on: 'Dallas,' CBS | The actor played Jock Ewing in the original 'Dallas.' He died in Season 4 from complications related to cancer. The Ewing patriarch's death came in Season 5, when Jock was involved in a helicopter crash in South America. | Davis is shown here with his hands on the shoulders of Barbara Bel Geddes, who played his wife. CBS
Freddie Prinze | Died Jan. 29, 1977, at age 22 | Working on: 'Chico and the Man,' NBC | The sitcom star had recently gone through a divorce when he shot himself. The series replaced his character with a 12-year-old. His absence was explained with references to Prinze's character visiting family in Mexico. AP
Dan Blocker | Died: May 13, 1972, at age 43 | Working on 'Bonanza,' NBC | The actor, who played gentle giant Hoss Cartwright, died of a pulmonary embolism before filming of the final season was to begin. References were made throughout the season to Hoss dying in an accident. CBN Family Channel