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25. Wendie Jo Sperber
Of the millions across the planet who know and love Back to the Future, perhaps only a small fraction of them know of the sad fate of Wendie Jo Sperber, who played Marty’s sister Linda. Sperber, who also starred in the trilogy’s third film, died in 2005 of breast cancer, aged 47. Her last role was voicing a character on American Dad! who would be touchingly renamed Wendie Jo as a tribute to the late actress.
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24. Sawyer Sweeten
Everybody Loves Raymond turned out to be a family affair in more ways than one for Sawyer Sweeten: not only did the Geoffrey Barone actor star next to his twin brother Sullivan, who played Michael, but the pair’s older sister Madylin featured alongside them as Ally. And it was Madylin Sweeten who released a heartwrenching statement in April 2015 confirming that, tragically, her little brother had taken his own life a matter of weeks from his 20th birthday.