Duane Jones (1937 - 1988)
- Night of the Living Dead (1968) [Ben]: Shot in the forehead (through a window) by a posse member who had mistaken him for a zombie, after Duane emerges from the basement and waits for them. His body is shown being placed on a pile of bodies and set on fire in a series of still photos during the closing credits. (Thanks to Robert, Wen, and Larry)
- Ganja & Hess (Black Evil; Black Vampire; Blackout: The Moment of Terror; Blood Couple; Double Possession; Vampires of Harlem) (1973) [Dr. Hess Green]: Stabbed with a cursed dagger by Bill Gunn; he then comes back to life as a vampire, and finally commits suicide by praying in the shadow of a crucifix. After his death, there is a scene of him emerging naked from a pool and running across the lawn; presumably this is meant as a symbol of his spiritual rebirth rather than a literal return to life. (The "rebirth" scene is absent from the version released as Blood Couple and its numerous VHS re-titling's, but has been restored in the US DVD of Ganja & Hess.) (Nudity alert: Full frontal in "rebirth" scene)
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