Sterling Hayden in 'The Godfather'

Sterling Hayden (1916 - 1986)

Film Deaths[edit | edit source]

  • El Paso (1949) [Bert Donner]: Shot dead by Dick Foran during the big shootout, but Dick can't see him clearly through the duststorm sweeping through the town and thinks he's one of John Payne 's men.
  • The Asphalt Jungle (1950) [Dix Handley]: Shot/grazed in the side by Brad Dexter during a shoot-out. His wound is stitched up, but then it later bleeds continuously. He dies from blood loss after finally making it back to his old family home.
  • Denver And Rio Grande (1952) [McCabe]: Shot in the back by Lyle Bettger and apparently dead as he lies on the dynamite laden track truck, which blows up a minute later. (Thanks to Brian)
  • So Big (1953) [Pervus DeJong]: Dies of exhaustion/heart failure due to overwork on his farm.
  • The Godfather (1972) [Capt. McCluskey]: Shot in the throat and then in the head by Al Pacino (See Doug Abrahams for the video game version)
  • The Long Goodbye (1973) [Roger Wade]: Drowns when he walks into the ocean. Possibly a suicide.
  • 1900 (1976) [Leo Dalco]: Dies of natural causes possibly a heart attack after a day of working on his farm. He sits down enjoying the view and dies.
  • King of the Gypsies (1978) [King Zharko Stepanowicz] Dies of sickness/old age with his family by his side.

TV Deaths[edit | edit source]

  • The Blue and the Gray (1982 TV mini-series) [John Brown]: Executed by hanging.

Notable Connections[edit | edit source]

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