Christopher Lloyd dying from the "dip" in Who Framed Roger Rabbit

Christopher Lloyd (1938 - ) 

Film Deaths:[edit | edit source]

  • Back to the Future (1985) [Dr. Emmett Brown]: In the original, Christopher is shot by a Libyan terrorist Richard L. Duran, but when Michael J. Fox returns to the present time at the end of the movie, it is revealed that Christopher was wearing a bullet-proof vest to protect himself from a note that Michael had written for him in the past to warn him of his impending death. (Due to the time-paradoxes in the script, it's open to interpretation whether or not Christopher had the bullet-proof vest on the whole time.)
  • Walk Like a Man (1987) [Reggie Shand/Henry Shand]: Playing a dual role, 'Henry' freezes in Alaska while on a camping trip with family while Howie Mandel was lost since he was a baby. ('Reggie' survives the film.)
  • Track 29 (1988) [Henry Henry]: Stabbed to death (off-screen) by Theresa Russell in the attic; we only see a bloodstain forming on the ceiling after Theresa leaves the house. Shortly beforehand, there is a scene of Christopher being stabbed repeatedly by Gary Oldman; however, since we hear Christopher's voice coming from upstairs after that scene, it's established that Gary is only a figment of Theresa's imagination, the on-screen stabbing is only Theresa's fantasy.
  • Back to the Future Part II (1989) [Dr.Emmett Brown]: His original character "Emmett Brown" presumably dies off-screen, of old age/natural causes between the 1985 and 2015 time. Since there's no mention or indication of his future 2015 self. (I don't know if this 'll count but I'll just list it in case).
  • Anastasia (1997; animated) [Rasputin]: Drowned when he falls into an icy lake while trying to kill the young Anastasia (voiced by Kirsten Dunst); he returns through supernatural means, and is finally destroyed when Anastasia (voiced by Meg Ryan) smashes the cylinder containing his soul causing him to decompose into a skeleton and crumble to dust. (All historically inaccurate as this is a fantasy cartoon film, IRL Rasputin was poisoned, shot and drowned.)
  • Dead Before Dawn 3D (2012) [Horus Galloway]: Commits suicide by stabbing himself in the head with his trophy, after Devon Bostick and his friends make eye contact with him; he comes back to life as a zombie-demon soon after, and is killed again when Brandon Jay McLaren hits him over the head with a baseball bat. His death is undone when Devon sacrifices himself in order to remove the curse from the town. (Played for comic effect.)
  • I Am Not a Serial Killer (2016) [Bill Crowley]: Dies after being drained of blood by Max Records, who straps him to a table and pumps embalming fluid through his veins. His body immediately begins rotting and a demon is released from his chest, which then commits suicide by stabbing itself with an embalming needle. (Nudity alert: implied)

Television Deaths:[edit | edit source]

  • Amazing Stories: Go to the Head of the Class (1986) [Professor B. O. Beanes]: Killed when Scott Coffey and Mary Stuart Masterson try cast a spell on him to make him hiccup for days. When they go to his house to see if it worked the find him dead. In desperation they try another spell to bring him back in which Scott tears the head off the photograph of Christopher that was to go into the cauldron. This resulted in Christopher's body carrying his head while pursuing them. The story ends when Scott returns to school the next day to find Mary being punished and Christopher had sewn his head back onto his body.
  • The Grim Adventures Of Billy and Mandy: Dumb Luck (2004; animated) [Bad Luck Snail]: Incinerated by Grim (Greg Eagles) with a bolt from his scythe after removing him from Billy's (Richard Steven Horvitz) brain, he then eats his burnt body afterwards.
  • Malcolm in the Middle: Hal Grieves (2006) [Walter]: Dies off-screen (from unknown causes). Although we are informed of his death in this episode, Christopher himself does not appear (having not appeared on the show since Family Reunion in 2002.)
  • Zodiac: Signs of the Apocalypse (2014; TV Movie) [Harry Setag]: Presumably shot to death (off-screen) by Aaron Douglas after being shot in the chest by Aaron's men.
  • NCIS: Arizona (2020) [Joseph Smith]: Dies of a heart attack caused from his coronary heart disease. Christopher’s ashes are later interned to the U.S.S. Arizona memorial.

Video Game Deaths:[edit | edit source]

  • Back to the Future: The Game - Episode 1, It's About Time (2010) [Dr. Emmett Brown]: Shot to death by Owen Thomas' men after traveling back to 1931. His death is revealed in a newspaper. His death is prevented when A.J. LoCascio saves him.
  • Back to the Future: The Game - Episode 2, Get Tannen (2011) [Dr. Emmett Brown]: Erased from existence when his younger self (James Arnold Taylor) changes his timeline.
  • Back to the Future: The Game - Episode 5, Outatime (2011) [Citizen Brown/Dr. Emmett Brown]: Playing a dual-role of different timeline versions, "Citizen Brown" is erased from existence when his younger self returns to his original path after getting runned over by Shannon Nicholson in the time DeLorean. (Emmett Brown survives.)

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