This celebrity goo was created by player Russ Wilhelm.
Scott Hardie provided the category and difficulty, made minor changes to the clue provided by Russ, and wrote the explanation.

publication date: Tuesday, December 22, 2015 (part of Winter 2016)

category: Television

clue: This may be rather heartless of me, but irony has to make you wonder if getting into character is what killed this actor.

explanation: Jones was a British actor who died of a heart attack offstage during a live television broadcast of the play Underground in which his character was also to suffer a heart attack. more…

difficulty: hard

solved by: Steve West, Justin Woods, and Joanna Woods

trivia: Incorrect guesses included Jim Sturgess, Paul Walker, Ted Cassidy, and John Spencer.


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