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Richard Harris in 'Your Ticket Is No Longer Valid'

Richard Harris (1930 - 2002)

Film Deaths

  • Major Dundee (1965) [Captain Benjamin Tyreen]: Shot to death by the French cavalry as he charges them after being wounded. (Thanks to Brian and Vegeta)
  • Cromwell (1970) [Oliver Cromwell]: Died of malaria (off-screen) we later see his grave at the end of the film.
  • Orca (Orca: The Killer Whale) (1977) [Captain Nolan]: Hurled at an iceberg when the whale flips its tail and sends him flying through the air. (Thanks to Phantom31)
  • The Wild Geese (1978) [Captain Rafer Janders]: Machine-gunned by Richard Burton (at his own request), to spare him from being hacked to death by the pursuing African warriors. (Thanks to Tim and Brian)
  • Tarzan, the Ape Man (1981) [James Parker]: Impaled through the torso with an elephant tusk; he dies after delivering a lengthy last speech to his daughter (Bo Derek). (Thanks to PortsGuy)
  • Your Ticket Is No Longer Valid (Finishing Touch; A Slow Descent into Hell) (1981) [Jason]: Stabbed in the back with a stickpin by Jeanne Moreau, while he's making love with Jennifer Dale.
  • Wrestling Ernest Hemingway (1993) [Frank]: Dies (off-screen) at his apartment, perhaps due to a heart attack. His body is found by Robert Duvall and Shirley MacLaine.
  • Smilla's Sense of Snow (1997) [Andreas Tork]: Drowned when he falls from an ice floe, after being stabbed with a harpoon. (Thanks to Matt)
  • To Walk with Lions (1999) [George Adamson]: Shot repeatedly (along with several of his staff members) by poachers/bandits as he tries to run them down, he dies after staggering out of his land drover, with his body later seen when John Michie holds him in his arms.
  • Gladiator (2000) [Marcus Aurelias]: Suffocated when Joaquin Phoenix presses Richard's face against Joaquin's chest in their tent, after Richard angers Joaquin that he will never become emperor. (historical fact: Aurelias died from some natural disease, reputably smallpox).

TV Deaths

  • The Apocalypse (San Giovanni: L'apocalisse) (2002 TV) [John the Apostle]: Dies of old age. (Thanks to Gordon)

Noteworthy Connections

  • Ex-husband of Elizabeth Rees