All of the real life examples are too grim to mention -- and there are more than you'd expect -- so we'll deviate from the list with an appropriate fictional instance of death during live broadcast. In Robert Altman's "A Prairie Home Companion," Chuck (actor L.Q. Jones) slipped away from the stage to have sex with the lunch lady, when he died waiting for her in his undies. We can laugh because L.Q.'s still truckin'.