An unintentional gunshot wound to the head on the set of the CBS adventure series Cover Up killed Hexum in 1984, writes Access Atlanta. He played Mac Harper, the Green Beret-turned-model in the TV show that delved into international mystery and fashion photography. According to Entertainment Weekly, Hexum had been napping on October 12, 1984, during delays in filming. When he learned there would be more delays, he jokingly picked up a .44 Magnum pistol loaded with blanks, said ”Can you believe this crap?” and pulled the trigger. The blast’s impact fractured his skull, which drove a bone fragment the size of a quarter into his brain, causing massive bleeding. He was rushed to the hospital where surgery was performed, however, he remained comatose and was then pronounced brain dead on October 18, writes Entertainment Weekly.
While filming Solomon and Sheba, Tyrone Power suffered a massive heart attack on set during a fencing scene. He died on the way to the hospital on March 15, 1958, according to Ranker. Power first rose to popularity in 1936 with Lloyds of London, according to About. Solomon and Sheba was a series about King David’s younger son, Solomon, who he names his heir ahead of his older son, Prince Adonijah, just before his death. During Solomon’s reign over Israel, the Queen of Sheba arrives in Jerusalem. Solomon falls in love with her, but she is in cahoots with the Pharaoh of Egypt; their goal is to divide the 12 tribes of Israel, according to IMDb. Eventually, Sheba falls in love with Solomon and chooses to side with him against the Pharaoh.