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Ian Holm's robotic head in Alien

Ian Holm (1931 - )

Film DeathsEdit

  • Frankenstein (1968) [Dr. Frankenstein/Frankenstein's Monster]: As Dr. Frankenstein, he is presumably killed by his creation (also played by Ian). (I haven't seen this movie myself, so I don't know for certain whether either Frankenstein or the monster, or both, die in this.
  • Alien (1979) [Science Officer Ash]: Playing an android, he is decapitated with a fire extinguisher by Yaphet Kotto while Ian is trying to kill Sigourney Weaver; his severed head is then re-activated by the other crew members, and is finally burned with a flamethrower by Yaphet. (Thanks to James and Philip)
  • Chariots of Fire (1981) [Sam Mussabini]: Dies (off-screen) of unspecified illness on some point after the events of the film.
  • Kafka (1991) [Dr. Murnau]: Crushed by the gears of a pulley after one of his escaped human research subjects impales him onto the pulley chain.
  • Existenz (1999) [Kiri Vinokur]: Machine-gunned across the torso by Jennifer Jason Leigh outdoors at night. (This later turns out to be part of a virtual-reality game, and not an actual death.)
  • The Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King (2003) [Bilbo Baggins]: Is shown setting off in a boat (along with Elijah Wood) leaving for The Undying Lands; while it's arguable whether this could be considered a literal journey or a symbol of death, I'll go ahead and list it because several people have suggested it as a "death scene."
  • Lord of War (2005) [Simeon Weisz]: Shot in the head by Nicolas Cage, when Nicolas is forced to shoot him by Eamonn Walker, by holding his arm making him pull the trigger (he later appears as a ghost to Cage, presumably a drug induced hallucination). (Thanks to Gary)
  • Ratatouille (2007; animated) [Skinner]: Presumably dies (of-screen) of starvation and frozen to death along with the Health Inspector (voiced by Tony Fucile) after the rats lock them in the cold room of the kitchen.

TV DeathsEdit

  • The Lost Boys (1978 TV series) [J. M. Barrie]: Died of pneumonia.
  • Holocaust (1978 miniseries) [Heinrich Himmler]: Commits suicide by cyanide poisoning.
  • All Quiet on the Western Front (1979 TV) [Himmelstoss]: Presumably shot to death by French troops on the battlefield. (I haven't seen this version, but I have seen John Wray's death in the 1930 version.)
  • King Lear (1998 TV) [Lear]: Dies of old age, compounded by heartbreak over the death of his daughter (Victoria Hamilton). (I haven't seen this version, but I'm familiar with the story.)

ConnectionsEdit

  • Ex-Mr. Lynn Mary Shaw
  • Ex-Mr. Sophie Baker
  • Ex-Mr. Penelope Wilton
  • Mr. Sophie de Stempel
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