When an actor dies, does their character live on?
April 17, 2006 2:43 PM Subscribe
How have different tv shows or movie franchises dealt with the death of actors between episodes/seasons/films?
posted by Robot Johnny to media & arts (53 answers total)
I've been watching The Sopranos season by season (5-year-old spoiler ahead) and since I knew it was coming, I was anxious to find out how they dealt with the death of Nancy Marchand, who played Tony's mother. Her final appearance in the show, of course, was some CGI manipulation of past performances edited into a scene to tie up some loose ends, and I read that some of that season's plotlines had to be changed to reflect her death.
How have other shows or movies dealt with this, whether it involves writing the character out of the show, changing actors, etc...