Buck Owens, Junior Samples, Grandpa Jones, Minnie Pearl and Don Richare all notable members of "Hee Haw" who have passed away. Each of these characters was on at least 95 episodes of the show. Archie Campbell, Jim Hager and Jon Hager were also standbys on the show.
Buck Owens, who helped to popularize honky-tonk music, died in 2006, at the age of 76. He was a cast member of "Hee Haw" in 231 episodes, from 1969 to 1986. Junior Samples was a carpenter and avid fisherman before becoming an actor in the series. He was in 146 episodes from 1969 to 1983. Samples died in 1983 at the age of 57. After playing in 137 episodes, Grandpa Jones died at the age of 84 in 1998.
Born Sarah Colley in 1912, Minnie Pearl passed away in 1996. She was in 135 episodes of "Hee Haw" from 1969 to 1991. Known for not only for his role on "Hee Haw," where he was showcased on 139 episodes, but also for performing in the "Buck Owens' Ranch Show" and "The Jimmy Dean Show," Don Rich was born in 1941, and died in 1974.
Archie Campbell started working on "Hee Haw" in 1969, and finished in 1988, meaning he was involved in 126 episodes. He died at the age of 72 in 1987. Jim Hager, who was born in 1941, was on 95 episodes. He passed away at the age of 66 in 2008. Jim's twin brother, Jon, who was also on 95 episodes, died in 2009 at the age of 67. Both men were on the show "Twin Detectives" as well.