In 2002, Getty started filming The Storyteller starring Frederick Koehler, Sean Patrick Flanery, Brianna Brown, Dina Meyer and others. The film was eventually released under the title The Evil Within in 2017, 15 years after the project started and two years after Getty's death.
Getty died at 47 on March 31, 2015. His body was found by his ex-girlfriend, Lanessa DeJonge. An ulcer was suspected in the intestinal bleeding that killed him. His personal assistant said Getty had complained of stomach pain in the two months beforehand. The Los Angeles county coroner ruled the death accidental, with methamphetamine use and heart disease as contributing factors.