Peter Ustinov in Quo Vadis?

Peter Ustinov (1921 - 2004)

Witness to the 1984 assassination of Indian Prime Minister Indira Gandhi. (heard to the shots, but didn't see it).

Film Deaths

  • Quo Vadis? (1951) [Nero]: Stabbed in the chest by Rosalie Crutchley, at his own request, when he can't bring himself to commit suicide; he dies in her arms shortly afterwards. (Thanks to Mike and Jeffrey)
  • Billy Budd (1962) [Edwin Fairfax Vere - Post Captain Royal Navy]: Crushed to death (off-screen) by falling rigging following a surprise attack by a Spanish ship. We see his arm sticking out of the wreckage.
  • Blackbeard's Ghost (1968) [Captain Edward 'Blackbeard' Teach]: Plays the ghost of the legendary pirate. (In real life, Teach was killed during a battle with the British Navy, but I don't know whether the movie mentions the circumstances of his death.)
  • Ashanti (Ashanti: Land of No Mercy) (1979) [Suleiman]: Shot to death by Michael Caine. (Thanks to Mathew)
  • Animal Farm (1999) [Old Major]: Providing the voice of a pig (using both animatronics and live animals with Peter's voice dubbed in), he dies of old age/natural causes.
  • The Bachelor (1999) [Granddad James Shannon]: Dies (off-screen) of old age/natural causes; we learn of his death afterwards when his grandson (Chris O'Donnell) gets the news.

TV Deaths

Notable connections

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