Michel Piccoli (center) with Ugo Tognazzi (left) and Philippe Noiret (right) in La Grande bouffe

Michel Piccoli (1925 - 2020)

Film Deaths[edit | edit source]

  • Topaz (1969) [Jacques Granville]: Of three different endings (depending what version you see), he dies in two of them: 1) Shot by a sniper while having a gun duel with Frederick Stafford. 2) commits suicide (off-camera) by shooting himself we only hear the shot from outside his home.
  • The Things of Life (Les Choses de la vie; These Things Happen) (1970) [Pierre Berard]: Killed in a car accident. (See also Richard Gere in the 1994 remake Intersection.) (Thanks to Scheck)
  • La Grande bouffe (The Big Feast; Blow-Out) (1973) [Michel]: Commits suicide by overeating during an extended feast, causing him to die of excessive flatulence/diarrhea after walking out onto the balcony.
  • Sept morts sur ordonnance (1975) [Dr. Pierre Losseray]: Commits suicide by shooting himself under the chin with a shotgun after shooting his wife (Marina Vlady) in Marina's apartment.
  • Une étrange affaire (1981) [Bertrand Malair]: Smothered to death with pillow by Gérard Lanvin in his sleep.
  • That Night in Varennes (La Nuit de Varennes) (1982) [Louis XVI]: Executed by decapitation with guillotine.
  • Péril en la demeure (1985) [Graham Tombsthay] Shot to death by his wife (Nicole Garcia) after being shot by Christophe Malavoy causing him to fall stairs in front of his house.

TV Deaths[edit | edit source]

  • Le Roi Lear (2007 TV Movie) [King Lear]: Dies of old age/natural causes, compounded by grief over the death of his daughter.

Noteworthy Connections[edit | edit source]

  • Husband of Ludivine Clerc (author).
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