Bizarre Death of Jon-Erik Hexum

An actor in a 1980’s US television series Cover Up, Jon-Erik Hexum, died as a result of an accidental shooting while on set handling a firearm. Despite having been warned by both producers and his costar, the actress Jennifer O’Neill, about his proclivity to play with firearms, Mr. Hexum placed a .44 Magnum handgun against his temple during a break in shooting and discharged the weapon into his head.

Although the weapon was loaded with blanks, the paper wadding in the blank round was driven into his skull with enough force to fracture it, and this sent a small piece of bone into his brain, causing a massive hemorrhage and brain death.

Jon-Erik Hexum  American model and actor
Jon-Erik Hexum American model and actor