6 TV Characters That Were Recast After the Original Actor Passed Away

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Unfortunately, stars that create memorable characters aren’t always able to stick around to play out the role the way it was originally written. What’s weird is when networks and/or showrunners recast those actors and actresses after they die — like fans totally won’t notice or something! Some of the physical changes are so stark that it’s almost insulting to the audience. Ugh.

These are the top six TV characters that were recast after the original actor passed away: