He collapsed and died whilst in Washington to film Rose Red (2001) (mini)
Received numerous death threats after he played a character who tried to rape Edith Bunker in "All in the Family" (1971) "Edith's 50th Birthday, Part One" (episode 8.5) 10/16/1977
His wife, Carol Muske, wrote a book titled Life after Death, where a woman upset at her husband for leaving her and child says to him "Why don't you just die?". The next day he dies of a heart attack on a tennis court. Shortly after the book was completed, David Dukes went to play tennis and died of a heart attack.