Canadian actors who deceased at age 49

Here are 4 famous actors from Canada died at 49:

Phil Hartman

Phil Hartman (September 24, 1948 Brantford-May 28, 1998 Encino) also known as Philip Edward Hartmann, Philip E. Hartmann, Phil Hartmann, The Sultan of Smarm, The Glue of "Saturday Night Live", Phil E. Hartmann, Phil Hart-on-the-Stick Man, Philip Edward "Phil" Hartman, Phillip Edward Hartmann, "The Glue", Phil or Philip Edward Hartman was a Canadian comedian, graphic artist, actor, voice actor and screenwriter. He had two children, Sean Edward Hartman and Birgen Anika Hartman.

He died as a result of homicide.

Phil Hartman was best known for his stint on Saturday Night Live (SNL) from 1986 to 1994, where he became known for his spot-on impressions of political figures including Ronald Reagan, Bill Clinton, and Frank Sinatra. He also had a successful career as a voice actor, lending his voice to numerous animated television shows including The Simpsons, where he voiced iconic characters such as Troy McClure and Lionel Hutz.

Aside from his work on SNL and The Simpsons, Hartman appeared in several films, including Jingle All the Way and So I Married an Axe Murderer. He was also the star of the sitcom NewsRadio, which aired from 1995 to 1998.

Hartman's death in 1998 was a shock to many fans and colleagues. He was tragically killed by his wife Brynn Hartman, who then committed suicide. Hartman's passing was mourned by many and his legacy as a comedic genius remains strong to this day.

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Alan Crofoot

Alan Crofoot (June 2, 1929 Toronto-March 5, 1979 Dayton) was a Canadian actor and opera singer.

He died as a result of suicide.

Alan Crofoot began his career as an opera singer in Toronto in the early 1950s, performing with the Canadian Opera Company. He later switched his focus to acting and appeared in numerous productions on stage and on television. Crofoot was known for his work on the Canadian television series, "The Forest Rangers," where he played the role of Constable Bill Haggerty. He also starred in the 1978 film, "The Silent Partner," alongside Elliott Gould and Christopher Plummer. Despite his success as an actor, Crofoot struggled with depression and ultimately took his own life in 1979. He was survived by his wife and two children.

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Lex Gigeroff

Lex Gigeroff (April 5, 1962 Ottawa-December 24, 2011 New Brunswick) a.k.a. Alexander Kier "Lex" Gigeroff, Michael FitzGerald, Les Gigeroff, Lexx Gigeroff, Clancy King or Alexander Kier Gigeroff was a Canadian actor and screenwriter.

Gigeroff is most well-known for co-creating the science fiction television series "Lexx: The Dark Zone" along with Paul Donovan, Jeffrey Hirschfield, and David Rimmer. He also starred in the show as the character Mantrid. Aside from his work on "Lexx", Gigeroff's screenwriting credits include the film "The Club" and several episodes of the television show "The Black Donnellys". He was also a professional wrestler for a short period of time, going by the ring name Clancy King. Gigeroff passed away at the age of 49 due to complications from pneumonia.

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John Nesbitt

John Nesbitt (August 23, 1910 Victoria-August 10, 1960 Carmel-by-the-Sea) was a Canadian actor, film producer, announcer, screenwriter and narrator.

He began his career as an announcer for the Canadian Broadcasting Corporation, but eventually moved to Hollywood to pursue his passion for film. Nesbitt produced and narrated the popular film series "The Passing Parade," which featured historical vignettes and stories.

In addition to his work in film and radio, Nesbitt also acted in a number of films, often playing small roles or providing voice-overs. He appeared in films such as "The Killers" and "The Postman Always Rings Twice."

Despite his success in Hollywood, Nesbitt remained committed to his Canadian roots and frequently returned to his home country to work on projects. He was also known for his philanthropic work, supporting organizations such as the United Way and the Canadian Cancer Society.

Tragically, Nesbitt died at the age of 49 from a heart attack while on vacation in California. His legacy as a versatile and talented performer lives on in his numerous contributions to the entertainment industry.

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