Mar 17, 2020 · Vasiliki Maliaros died before the film was released (Image: Warner Brothers) The elderly star died before the film was released on February 9, 1973, with her inquest stating her death was due to "natural causes". Vasiliki starred as the deceased mother of Father Karras and made a number of cameos during the film.
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Oct 21, 2018 · Actors Jack MacGowran and Vasiliki Maliaros both passed away after filming commenced, but what’s truly weird is that both of their characters passed away in the film as well. Linda Blair’s grandfather, Max von Sydow’s brother, a night watchman, and a special effects expert all also lost their lives during and after production of The Exorcist.
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Ellen Burstyn injured her back while being thrown around the set. Actors Jack MacGowran and Vasiliki Maliaros both died before the movie was even released and a fire destroyed most of the set. A film-goer seeing the movie also broke his jaw after fainting. He sued Warner Bros., claiming the flick made him pass out.2.
Jul 29, 2021 · Actors Vasiliki Maliaros and Jack MacGowran, whose characters perish or are already dead in the film, died in real life during the post-production stage. ... one year after divorce from Brooks ...
Jun 05, 2021 · Two actors, Vasiliki Maliaros and Jack MacGowran, who were scripted to die in the film also died in real life during the post production stage of the film. Apart from that, seven other people associated with the cast and members of the crew died due to natural or unexplained causes before the release of the film.
Jack MacGowran. John Joseph MacGowran (13 October 1918 – 30 January 1973) was an Irish actor, probably best known for his work with Samuel Beckett. His last film role was as the alcoholic director Burke Dennings in The Exorcist (1973).