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Denzel Washington in Training Day

Denzel Washington (1954 - )

Deaths in Films

  • Cry Freedom (1987) [Steve Biko]: Dies of kidney failure resulting from a brain injury while in police custody; his body is shown again later on in the morgue when Kevin Kline and Juanita Waterman view the body.
  • For Queen and Country (1988) [Reuben James]: Shot by a police sniper, who was also one of his old army comrades (the scene shows him in the crosshairs and a gunshot is heard right when it blackens out to show the credits).
  • Glory (1989) [Private Trip]: Shot in the chest by Confederate soldiers while storming the fort; his body is shown again after the battle as all the bodies are put in a mass grave, with Denzel lying next to Matthew Broderick. (Thanks to Gary)
  • Heart Condition (1990) [Napoleon Stone]: Shot to death; he appears as a ghost throughout the rest of the movie after his heart is transplanted into Bob Hoskins.
  • The Preacher's Wife (1996) [Dudley]: Dies (off-screen) under unspecified circumstances decades before the start of the film. He appears throughout the film as an angel.
  • Fallen (1998) [John Hobbes]: Commits suicide by smoking a poison-laced cigarette, as part of a plan to destroy the demon by tricking it into possessing his dying body.
  • Training Day (2001) [Detective Sergeant Alonzo Harris]: Machine-gunned by members of the Russian mafia in the street while Denzel is trying to escape in his car. His death is later heard on the radio when Ethan Hawke arrives home at the end of the movie. (Thanks to Gary)
  • Man on Fire (2004) [John Creasy]: Shot in the chest by Gero Camilo; he dies shortly afterwards after surrendering himself and Gero to Gustavo Sanchez Parro in exchange for Dakota Fanning's release. (The DVD also contains an alternate ending where Denzel commits suicide by blowing himself and Gustavo up using an explosive device he had concealed inside his rectum) (Thanks to Gary and Jake)
  • Deja Vu (2006) [Doug Carlin]: Killed in an explosion when he sacrifices himself by driving James Caviezel's bomb away from its target, after going back in time to prevent the bombing; his "past-self" counterpart survives the movie. (Thanks to Neil, Julian, Brian, Stephen, Nilescu, Matthew, Aaron, PortsGuy, Cathy, and Jake)
  • The Book of Eli (2010) [Eli]: Shot in the stomach by Gary Oldman; he dies shortly after making his way to Alcatraz and dictating the King James Bible to Malcolm McDowell to be transcribed for posterity. (Thanks to Arben, Christina, Arthur, Tommy, and Jake)
  • Fences (2016) [Troy Maxson]: Dies of a heart attack (off-screen). Denzel's death is revealed when Viola Davis explains the details to Jovan Adepo before attending his funeral.
  • Roman J. Israel, Esq. (2017) [Roman J. Israel]: Shot to death (off-camera) by a hitman (Just N Case ) in the streets. The scene cuts away after Denzel receives a call on his cell phone to the sound of a gunshot as Colin Farrell stops dead in his tracks before he can reach Denzel. His body is not shown. Only a low angle shot of his briefcase is seen on the ground as Colin discovers his lifeless body. 

TV Deaths

  • None Known

Notable Connections

  • Mr. Pauletta Washington
  • Cousin of Ukee Washington
  • Father of John David Washington, Katia Washington and Olivia Washington
  • Son of Lenny Washington


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