Gabriel Byrne dead in Vikings

Gabriel Byrne in "Vikings: Burial of the Dead"

Gabriel Byrne (1950 - )

Film DeathsEdit

  • Excalibur (1981) [Uther Pendragon]: Stabbed to death by enemy soldiers in the woods; he dies after driving the sword Excalibur into a stone.
  • The Usual Suspects (1995) [Dean Keaton]: Shot to death by "Keyser Soze," who then starts a fire on the dock by lighting the gasoline trail by Gabriel's body. Gabriel's body is incinerated (off-screen) in the fire. (This is the movie's only death that is shown in "reality" and not in Kevin Spacey's version of events.)
  • Mad Dog Time (Trigger Happy) (1996) [Ben London]: Shot in the head by Richard Dreyfuss, after Richard first shoots Gabriel in the legs.
  • The End of Violence (1997) [Ray Bering]: Shot to death.
  • Quest for Camelot (1998, animated) [Sir Lionel]: Fatally injured after being struck with a mace by Ruber (voiced by Gary Oldman) during a dispute gone bad at the round table in Camelot. His body is shown when it is returned to his wife (voiced by Jane Seymour) and young daughter (voiced by Sarah Freeman ). 
  • End of Days (1999) [The Man/Satan]: The unnamed human host dies when Satan takes over his body in a men's room, and the host body eventually dies when Satan abandons it after being severely burned and explodes in a train wreck, after battling with Arnold Schwarzenegger in a subway tunnel.
  • Killing Emmett Young (Emmett's Mark) (2002) [Jack Marlow/Stephen Bracken]: Beaten to death by Tim Roth. (Thanks to Gary)
  • Wah-Wah (2005) [Harry Compton]: Dies (off-screen) of a brain tumor; we last see him lying in bed at his home with his son (Nicholas Hoult) by his side, followed by a scene of his funeral.

TV DeathsEdit

  • Vikings: Burial of the Dead (2013) [Earl Haraldson]: After losing in a contest of single combat with Travis Fimmel when he is struck in the back with a battle axe. Travis then cuts his wrist (with Gabriel's approval) so he can bleed out quickly and be on his way to Valhalla. His body is shown later on a funeral pyre aboard a Viking ship where his remains are burned. (Stephen)

Notable RelativesEdit

Ex-Mr. Ellen Barkin


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