Hartman played Bill Mc Neal, a news co-anchor at TV station WNYX.
Hartman was shot to death by his wife, Brynn, on the morning of May 28, 1998, who afterward committed suicide.
Davis played Jock Ewing, patriarch of the Ewing oil family, and father to J. (Larry Hagman), Gary (Ted Shackelford) and Bobby (Patrick Duffy).
Davis appeared in 75 episodes from Seasons 1-3, working as much as he could despite his diagnosis with multiple myeloma and the subsequent chemotherapy.
Allport, an avid hiker, was one of three people killed January 28, 2008, by avalanches near Mountain High, a ski resort near Wrightwood, in the San Gabriel Mountains east of Los Angeles.There’s a list here on Listverse of performers who died on stage, and there is a growing list of actors who died during the filming of a motion picture (Vic Morrow, John Candy, Brandon Lee, etc).This list, however, deals specifically with a TV series in which an actor dies in real life, and whose character also dies and is written out of the show, with the expectation that the show continues on without them. I’m sure there are probably shows in other countries that had actors die and be written out of the show.Some shows managed a little while, others came to a screeching halt, others have continued on, mostly depending on the role played. I came close to adding Ronnie Barker, but the show he was involved with at the time of his death was a compilation of previous comedy skits with the other Ronnie (Corbett), and technically played himself most of the time.I had a hard enough time finding some of these in the list – you’re welcome to add your own.