Esther Rolle (1920 - 1998)
- Driving Miss Daisy (1989) [Idella]: Dies of a heart attack.
- The Mighty Quinn (1989) [Ubu Pearl]: Burned to death after M. Emmet Walsh ties her to a chair and sets her hut on fire.
- Rosewood (1997) [Aunt Sarah]: Shot to death in front of her house.
- Darkroom: Needlepoint (1981) [Old Woman]: Strangled by Lawrence Hilton-Jacobs after she threatens him with a voodoo doll.
- Scarlett (1994; mini-series) [Mammy]: Dies of old age/natural causes, with Joanne Whalley by her bedside. (I haven't seen this mini-series, so I don't know whether a specific illness was given.)
- Touched by an Angel: Amazing Grace (1997) [Mary Harding]: Accidentally shot in a drive by shooting when they were attempting to hit Austin O’Brien & Gary Newbern who were painting over graffiti on the shopping center wall.
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