John Ritter in 'Bride of Chucky'
John Ritter (1948 - 2003)
Son of Tex Ritter and Dorothy Fay
Ex-Mr. Nancy Morgan
Amy Yasbeck
Father of Jason Ritter
Buffy the Vampire Slayer: Ted (1997) [Ted Buchanan]: Playing an android, he is destroyed when Sarah Michelle Gellar bashes him over the head with a frying pan, permanently damaging him. (The original human "Ted," who invented the android and based it on himself, died several years before the episode begins.) (Thanks to John)

Bride of Chucky (1998) [Chief Warren Kincaid]: Stabbed repeatedly in the back by Chucky, on top of having several nails propelled into his face. (Thanks to Scott, Adam, and Tommy)

8 Simple Rules for Dating My Teenage Daughter: Goodbye Part 1 (2003) [Paul Hennessy]: Dies (off-screen) of a heart attack at a grocery store; we learn of his death afterwards when Katey Sagal gets the news. (This episode was filmed after John's real-life death; John does not actually appear, even in flashback/previously filmed footage.) (Thanks to Paige, John, and Tommy)

Scrubs: My Cake (2004) [Sam Dorian]: Dies (off-screen) of a heart attack, shortly before this episode begins; we learn of his death afterwards when Tom Cavanagh informs Zach Braff. (As with 8 Simple Rules, this episode was filmed after John's real-life death and he does not actually appear.) (Thanks to John and Tommy)
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