Bill Bixby in 'The Death of the Incredible Hulk'

Bill Bixby (1934 - 1993)

Film Deaths:Edit

  • Ride Beyond Vengeance (1966) [Johnsy Boy Hood]: A dandy and gigolo, he shoots himself in the stomach after being disfigured with a branding iron on his chest by Chuck Connors. Witness Frank Gorshin describes how his hands were burnt away. (Thanks to Brian)

TV Deaths:Edit

  • Night Gallery: Last Rites for a Dead Druid (1972) [Bruce Farraday]: Turned into a stone statue by a supernatural curse; it's arguable as to whether this constitutes death or just suspended animation, but I'll list it just to be safe.
  • Steambath (1973; TV film) [Tandy]: Dies (off-screen) of food poisoning in a Chinese restaurant, shortly before the movie begins; the movie takes place in the afterlife, as revealed when Bill remembers that he's dead.
  • The Streets of San Francisco: Target: Red (1974) [Jerry Schilling]: Shot dead by Michael Douglas in a church belfry as he lines up a sniper shot on a politician's motorcade. (Thanks to Brian)
  • Mannix: The Empty Tower (1975) [Tony Elliott]: Falls to his death, along with Pat Renella, during a struggle.
  • The Death of the Incredible Hulk (1990; TV film) [Dr. David Bruce Banner]: Fatally injured when he falls from an exploding plane in his Lou Ferrigno form; he dies after transforming back into Bill, as Elizabeth Gracen kneels by his side. (There were plans to bring the character back to life in a proposed sequel; Bill's real-life death prevented this from occurring.)

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