Nicholas Rice Thu, August 26, 2021, 9:32 AM·4 min read BOB ROSS HAPPY ACCIDENTS; BETRAYAL & GREED BOB ROSS HAPPY ACCIDENTS; BETRAYAL & GREED COURTESY OF NETFLIX This story has been revised to correct the timetable of events. While Bob Ross has come to be known for his calming demeanor and stunning artistry, the painter's legacy after his death remains anything but picture perfect. - ADVERTISEMENT - In the new Netflix documentary, Bob Ross: Happy Accidents, Betrayal & Greed, a behind-the-scenes look is cast upon the late artist and television host, who died back in 1995 from cancer. He was 52. Directed by Joshua Rofé and produced by Melissa McCarthy and husband Ben Falcone, the feature shows the dark side to Ross' legacy, following his career on The Joy of Painting and the legal battle that took place after his death.