8 Popular Movies That Hit the Big Screen After a Lead Actor Passed Away

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Fans are still in mourning after the shocking shooting and killing of 22-year-old singer Christina Grimmie on June 10, 2016. She was so young, so beautiful… and all her potential was taken away due to a senseless act of violence.

But, fans are still looking forward to plenty from the YouTube phenomenon. Not only will new music videos be debuting in the coming months, but there’s also a never-before-seen film in the works. Yes, last year, CG filmed The Matchbreaker, and it’s scheduled to be released later this year. While it’s no replacement for the brunette star, it’ll offer some solace for her loved ones.

That’s exactly what happened after Cory Monteith died 3 years ago. The Glee actor passed away from a drug overdose on July 13, 2013, 8 months before the release of his film, McCanick, debuted. It wasn’t a popular film by any means, but it was… something, you know? These projects were quite similar in that sense. Here are eight popular movies that hit the big screen after a lead actor passed away: