Forrest J Ackerman (1916 - 2008)
a.k.a. Forrest J. Ackerman (he himself never used the period after the "J" initial), or Forry Ackerman
Creator of Famous Monsters of Filmland magazine.
Creator of the comic book character Vampirella.
- Dracula vs. Frankenstein (Blood of Frankenstein; The Blood Seekers; Satan's Bloody Freaks) (1971) [Dr. Beaumont]: Back broken/crushed to death in a bear-hug by John Bloom, who was being controlled by Zandor Vorkov.
- Return of the Living Dead Part II (1988) [Harvey Kramer Zombie]: Dies (off-screen) during surgery, some time before the movie begins; he appears as a zombie when Philip Bruns recognizes him as a former patient.
- The Laughing Dead (1989) [Corpse #1]: I haven't seen this movie, but the IMDB's identification of his role gives away his fate.
- Skinned Deep (2004) [Forry]: Dies of a heart attack while witnessing the murders of the other senior-citizen motorcycle gang members.
- The Dead Undead (2007) [Wheelchair ZomVamp]: Appears as a zombie/vampire.