Deaths in Film & TV on February 25

  • 1756 Eliza Haywood, English actress and novelist (Love in Excess; or, The Fatal Enquiry), dies at 63
  • 1894 Steele MacKaye [James Morrison Steele MacKaye], American playwright and actor (Spectatorium, Paul Kauvar), dies at 51
  • 1967 John Griggs, actor (Joey Bishop Show), dies at 57
  • 1987 James Coco, American character actor and singer (Only When I Laugh, Man of La Mancha, Murder by Death), dies of a heart attack at 56
  • 1988 Amapola Del Vando, actress (Cowboy), dies at 78
  • 1990 Deborra Hampton, actress (Crossroads, 2 of a Kind), dies at 30
  • 1992 Guy Deghy, actor (Matter of Who, 1 Eyed Soldiers), dies at 79
  • 1992 John E Allen Jr, actor (1 2 3), dies
  • 1993 Eddie Constantine, American singer and actor (Alphaville, License to Kill, Lucky Jo, It Lives Again), dies from a heart attack at 79
  • 1993 Mary Walter, Filipino actress (Shake, Rattle and Roll, Tatlo, Dalawa, Isa), dies at 80
  • 1994 Wladyslaw Sila Lawyer Adviser to Solidarity-Nowicki, dies at 80
  • 1996 Haing S Ngor, Cambodian-American obstetrician, author, refugee and actor (The Killing Fields), murdered at 55
  • 2003 Alberto Sordi, Italian actor (Miser, Taxi Driver in NY, Me and Caterina), dies of cancer at 82
  • 2006 Darren McGavin [Richardson], American actor (Murphy Brown, The Night Stalker, A Christmas Story), dies of cardiovascular disease at 83
  • 2012 Erland Josephson, Swedish actor, dramatist and author (The Sacrifice, Utflykt), dies of Parkinson's disease at 88
  • 2016 Tony Burton, American actor (Rocky films) and boxer, dies at 78
  • 2017 Bill Paxton, American actor (Titanic, Big Love), dies from surgical complications at 61