Is there a Manson curse unfolding as the film moves towards release? First there was the death of Burt Reynolds, and now Luke Perry.
Burton Leon Reynolds Jr. was born February 11, 1936, in Lansing, Michigan. Reynolds died of a heart attack at the Jupiter Medical Center in Jupiter, Florida, on September 6, 2018, at the age of 82. In May 2018, he joined the cast for Quentin Tarantino's film Once Upon a Time in Hollywood as George Spahn (an eighty year old blind man who rented out his ranch to Charles Manson), but he died before shooting his scenes, and was later replaced by Bruce Dern. Reynolds' body was cremated at the Gold Coast Crematory in Florida.
Perry had a massive stroke at his home in Sherman Oaks, California, on February 27, 2019. Five days later on March 4, he died of complications from it. He was 52 years old. See the CNN obit here.
As I mentioned in an earlier posting, the Luke Perry character he was to play, Wayne Maunder died of a heart attack on November 11, 2018. The 1960s-1970s real-life actor Wayne Maunder lived next door to Sharon Tate.