20 Movies That Debuted After a Star's Death

Paul Walker died less than two weeks before 'Hours' release

By Evann Gastaldo,  Newser Staff

Posted Dec 7, 2013 3:15 PM CST

(Newser) – Paul Walker died less than two weeks before the Dec. 13 release of Hours, a movie about Hurricane Katrina he starred in. The San Francisco Chronicle rounds up many more examples of movies released after one of their stars died. Click through the gallery for a sampling, or check out the full list here.

Paul Walker died less than two weeks before the Dec. 13 release of 'Hours,' a movie about Hurricane Katrina he starred in.
Paul Walker died less than two weeks before the Dec. 13 release of 'Hours,' a movie about Hurricane Katrina he starred in.   (AP Photo/Copyright Pantelion Films, Skip Bolen)
James Gandolfini - Animal Rescue and Enough Said
James Gandolfini - "Animal Rescue" and "Enough Said"   (AP Photo/Fox Searchlight, Lacey Terrell)
Cory Monteith - McCanick and All the Wrong Reasons
Cory Monteith - "McCanick" and "All the Wrong Reasons"   (AP Photo/Bleiberg Entertainment, Eliza Morse)
Clark Gable - The Misfits
Clark Gable - "The Misfits"   (AP Photo, file)
Spencer Tracy - Guess Who's Coming to Dinner
Spencer Tracy - "Guess Who's Coming to Dinner"   (AP Photo/Knopf)
Whitney Houston - Sparkle
Whitney Houston - "Sparkle"   (AP Photo/TriStar Pictures - Sony, Alicia Gbur)
Heath Ledger - The Dark Knight and The Imaginarium of Dr. Parnassus
Heath Ledger - "The Dark Knight" and "The Imaginarium of Dr. Parnassus"   (AP Photo/Warner Bros. Pictures)
Bruce Lee - Enter the Dragon
Bruce Lee - "Enter the Dragon"   (AP Photo/Columbia Pictures, File)
James Dean - Giant
James Dean - "Giant"   (AP Photo, file)
Aaliyah - The Queen of the Damned
Aaliyah - "The Queen of the Damned"   (AP Photo/Jim Cooper, file)
John Ritter - Bad Santa
John Ritter - "Bad Santa"   (AP Photo/Mark J. Terrill, file)
Tupac Shakur - Gridlock'd and Bullet
Tupac Shakur - "Gridlock'd" and "Bullet"   (AP Photo/FILE)
Brandon Lee - The Crow
Brandon Lee - "The Crow"   (AP Photo/File)
Bernie Mac - Soul Men and Old Dogs
Bernie Mac - "Soul Men" and "Old Dogs"   (AP Photo/Mark J. Terrill, File)
Phil Hartman - Small Soldiers
Phil Hartman - "Small Soldiers"   (Amazon.com)
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