His death was addressed during the premiere of Season 5 in an episode called "Bill Moves On," where it's revealed that Mc Neal died from a heart attack.
After Mc Neil's funeral, each character reads personal notes left for them by the news anchor.
In all of the above cases, the shows did not make it very far without their star actors.
did not even complete the rest of Season One without Foxx’s star power.
After Freddie Prinze’s shocking suicide, producers from did the same after Jim Davis (patriarch Jock Ewing) passed away.
On the show, Ritter's character suffers from a heart condition and dies in an episode titled "Goodbye." The sitcom continued on without Ritter.