R.G. Armstrong in 'Ride the High Country'

R.G. Armstrong (1917 - 2012)

Film Deaths:

  • Ride the High Country (Guns in the Afternoon) (1962) [Joshua Knudsen]: Shot in the head/face (off-screen) by either James Drury, Warren Oates, or John Anderson while R.G. is at his wife's grave. His body is shown afterwards slumped against a fence when Joel McCrea approaches the farm, thinking that R.G. is only kneeling in prayer.
  • Major Dundee (1965) [Reverend Dahlstrom]: Stabbed in the back with a lance during a battle with French soldiers. (Thanks to Brian and Gordon)
  • The Great Northfield Minnesota Raid (1972) [Clell Miller]: Shot in the chest by the townspeple during a robbery; his body his shown afterwards in a coffin on display.
  • Pat Garrett and Billy the Kid (1973) [Deputy Sheriff Bob Ollinger]: Shot to death by Kris Kristofferson. (Thanks to Michael)
  • Evilspeak (1981) [Sarge]: Neck snapped when a demonic force causes his head to rotate 180 degrees while R.G. is fighting with Clint Howard in the cellar.
  • Children of the Corn (1984) [Diehl]: Stabbed and beaten to death(off-screen) by Courtney Gains and the other children in a garage; his body (only his hand, actually) is shown afterwards beside a car. (Thanks to Wen and Pat)
  • Dick Tracy (1990) [Pruneface]: Shot to death by Madonna while R.G. and Henry Silva are trying to kill Michael J. Pollard in a warehouse. (Thanks to Nicholas)
  • Payback (1995) [Mac]: Killed by Marshall Bell in prison. (Thanks to PortsGuy)
  • Invasion of Privacy (1996) [Sam Logan]: Killed by Johnathon Schaech (after Johnathan first strangles him into blacking out with a seatbelt). (I have not seen this movie myself, but since the IMDB identifies R.G.'s character as "Sam Logan, Storekeeper Murdered by Josh," that's a pretty good giveaway.)

Television Deaths:

  • Black Saddle: Client: Dawes (1959) [Ben Dawes]: A heavy earth filled bucket falls on to his head at the bottom of his dry well when the rope breaks as Michael Hinn is hauling it up. We later discover that his wife Phyllis Coates had partially cut the rope. (Thanks to Brian)

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