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Miguel Ferrer in Traffic

Miguel Ferrer (1955 – 2017)

Film Deaths[]

  • Flashpoint (1984) [Roget]: Hanged off-screen by Kurtwood Smith.  Miguel's body is later discovered by Treat Williams and Kris Kristofferson.
  • RoboCop (1987) [Bob Morton]: Blown up in an explosion after Kurtwood Smith leaves a grenade in Miguel's home after shooting Miguel in the legs on the order of Ronny Cox.
  • DeepStar Six (1989) [Snyder]: Dies of explosive decompression when he tries to escape the undersea station in a capsule and surfaces too quickly.
  • Another Stakeout (1993) [Tony Castellano]: Shot repeatedly in the chest and stomach in a shoot-out with Richard Dreyfuss and Emilio Estevez after being knocked into a swimming pool. Miguel's body then falls back into the water.
  • Royce (1994) [Gribbon]: Blown up in an explosion, along with Anthony Stewart Head and his cohorts, after James Belushi fastens a bomb to Miguel's belt while Miguel is hanging from a helicopter.
  • The Night Flier (1997) [Richard Dees]: Shot repeatedly by police after he lunges at Julie Entwisle with an axe (convinced she's vampires). His body is later seen when Julie take pictures of him.
  • Mulan (1998; animated) [Shan-Yu]: Blown in an explosion after Eddie Murphy shoots a rocket at him when Ming-Na Wen stuck him to his place, knocking him into a tower filled with fireworks.
  • Traffic (2000) [Eduardo Ruiz]: Poisoned when he eats the dinner brought by an assassin posing as a bellhop; he dies shortly afterwards as Don Cheadle tries to save him.
  • Wrong Turn at Tahoe (2009) [Vincent]: Presumably shot in the back of the head by Cuba Gooding Jr. in Miguel's car; the movie ends with Cuba holding the gun to Miguel's head, but Cuba's dialogue indicates that he intends to shoot.
  • Hard Ride To Hell (2010) [Jefe]: Blown in an explosion when an amulet is turned back on him by Laura Mennell.
  • The Courier (2012) [Mr. Capo]: Shot in his kitchen, alongside Lili Taylor, by Jeffrey Dean Morgan as they cook a meal together after torturing him.
  • Rio 2 (2014) [Big Boss]: Swallowed whole off-screen by an anaconda; we see Miguel attempting to placate it with a lollipop, but later cut back to see the snake has eaten him instead. 

Television Deaths[]

  • Miami Vice: To Have and to Hold (1989) [Ramon Pendroza]: Shot to death by his nephew Rafael Ferrer who had been manipulated by Elpidia Carrillo.
  • Tales from the Crypt: The Thing from the Grave (1990) [Mitch Bruckner]: Buried alive by the zombie Kyle Secor after having his fingers cut off with a shovel, after Miguel falls into an open grave during a chase.
  • The Stand (1994) [Lloyd Henreid]: Blown in an explosion (along with everybody else in Las Vegas, Nevada) when the hand of God detonates the nuclear bomb that Matt Frewer had brought into the city. We see the explosion in the distance as Bill Fagerbakke and Gary Sinise watch from the desert. (See also Nat Wolff in the 2020 version.)
  • Tales from the Crypt: In the Groove (1994) [Gary Grover]: Shot in the chest by his sister (Wendie Malick) after he breaks into her home to kill her.
  • The Return of Hunter: Everyone walks in LA (1995) [Jack Valko]: Commits suicide by jumping off the rafters and landing on a basketball net to avoid being arrested by Fred Dryer [Lt. Rick Hunter] for the murder of his fiancée.
  • Medium: Being Joey Carmichael (2008) [Joey Carmichael/Teddy Carmichael]: Playing a dual role as twins, Teddy is shot to death by Alex Fernandez, some time before the episode begins; Teddy only appears in flashbacks (with his spirit then possessing his twin). Joey survives the episode.
  • Law & Order: Criminal Intent: Ten Count (2008) [Gus Kovak]: Beaten to death off-screen by Enver Gjokaj. His body is shown when Chris Noth and Julianne Nicholson arrive on the scene but are too late.
  • Adventure Time; Astral Plane (2015) [Grod]: Playing the voice of one of four faces on a four headed deity along with Tom Kenny, Tom Gammill and Melissa Villasenor, all four die when they sacrifice themselves by crashing into a comet that's about to crush Mars until some episodes later that they survived and they are just heads floating in space.
  • NCIS: Los Angeles: Liabilities (2018) [Owen Granger]: Dies (off-screen) while visiting his daughter (Malese Jow), presumably from Agent Orange poisoning from his time in Vietnam. (This was episode was made following Miguel's real-life death in 2017).
  • Adventure Time: Distant Lands: Together Again (2021) [Death]: Although this special was produced years after Ferrer's passing, his character is killed after The Toxic Lizard (voiced by Chris Fleming) has bitten him while under control of The Lich (voiced by Ron Perlman); his body then turns into a tree. All of this is shown in a flashback, with Miguel's character remaining silent.

Video Game Deaths[]

  • Halo 2 (2004) [Heretic Leader]: Killed by Keith David at the end of a fight in Miguel's hangar.


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