Actors Who Died On A Movie Set, And In Action (With Pictures)

2. Eric Fleming – Eaten By Piranhas

After appearing in several Broadway shows and a few low-budget films, Eric Fleming gained notoriety as trail boss Gil Favor in the 1958 CBS series Rawhide. While filming a scene in the waters of Peru for the film High Jungle in September 1966, the dugout canoe Fleming was in overturned and he and co-star Nico Minardos were thrown into the Huallaga River. While Minardos managed to swim to safety, Fleming was carried away by the current and drowned. Although he requested in his will that his body be donated to medical science, the search team who discovered it allegedly reported that it was eaten by piranhas.

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