In a tragic and shocking accident, the real life son of David White, Jonathan, died in a Pan Am plane crash in 1988. Compounding sadness upon sadness, David White died of a heart attack just two years later. Both he and his son are buried in the Hollywood Forever Cemetery.
While the naming of his onscreen son is heartwarming, the real life White family underwent many tragedies. At one point, it was believed that the cast of Bewitched was cursed, since many cast members and various people who worked on the show died early or unexpectedly. Some still believe in the curse today.