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The Death of Actor Peter Sellers
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Tell me if I'm wrong about any of this. 

Peter Sellers died while filming the movie Being There in 1979 or 80.  He played the character of Chance The Gardner, A.K.A Chauncy Gardner to some in the film.  He died right near the end of filming, and they had to use a body double to shoot the final scene where he walks out on top of the surface of the pond.   Does anybody else remember that?  I remember it so distinctly that I considered it common knowledge my entire life.

I was just at Wikipedia a few days ago reading his biography.  Apparently he lived not only to the end of filming, but long enough to watch himself lose the Academy Award for Best Actor, and then died several months after that. 

Does anybody else remember it the way I do?
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