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Citizen Kane (1941)
Who: Charles Foster Kane (Orson Welles)
How: Aged


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Bambi (1942)
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Spartacus (1960)
Who: Spartacus (Kirk Douglas)
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Who: Sergeant Neil Howie (Edward Woodward)
How: Burned alive inside a large wicker statue of a man


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Ghost (1990)
Who: Sam Wheat (Patrick Swayze)
How: Shot by a thug
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Toto the Hero (1991)
Who: Thomas Van Hazebrouck (Michel Bouquet)
How: Shot


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Who: Léon (Jean Reno)
How: Shot by Stansfield
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The Lion King (1994)
Who: Mufasa (James Earl Jones)
How: Thrown off a cliff by Scar and run over by a stampede of antelopes
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Braveheart (1995)
Who: William Wallace (Mel Gibson)
How: Beheaded, his body is quartered


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Who: Mercutio (Harold Perrineau), Romeo (Leonardo DiCaprio) and Juliet (Claire Danes)
How: Mercutio is stabbed by Tybalt with a shard of glass, Romeo takes a poison, Juliet shoots herself in the head

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Titanic (1997)
Who: Jack Dawson (Leonardo DiCaprio)
How: From hypothermia
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Who: Adrian Caparzo (Vin Diesel), Irwin Wade (Giovanni Ribisi), John H. Miller (Tom Hanks)
How: Caparzo is wounded by a sniper in the arm and slowly bleeds to death, Wade, is fatally wounded in the ensuing skirmish, Miller is shot and mortally wounded while attempting to blow the bridge


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Who: Malcolm Crowe (Bruce Willis)
How: Killed by Vincent and was unknowingly dead the entire time
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Who: The Lisbon sisters: Therese (Leslie Hayman), Mary (A.J. Cook), Bonnie (Chelse Swain), Lux (Kirsten Dunst), and Cecilia (Hanna R. Hall)
How: Cecilia jumped out of her bedroom window and impaled herself on an iron fence, Therese took sleeping pills, Bonnie hanged herself in the basement, Mary stuck her head in the gas oven, and Lux died of carbon monoxide poisoning by leaving the car engine running in the garage
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Who: Brandon Teena (Hilary Swank)
How: Killed by John Lotter and Tom Nissen
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Who: John Coffey (Michael Clarke Duncan)
How: Executed in the electric chair
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Who: Lester Burnham (Kevin Spacey)
How: Shot by Colonel Frank Fitts


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Who: Charlotte Fielding (Winona Ryder)
How: From a heart neuroblastoma
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Who: Selma Ježková (Björk)
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Gladiator (2000)
Who: Maximus Decimus Meridius (Russell Crowe)
How: Mortally stabbed in his side with a stiletto by Commodus before the fight


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Moulin Rouge! (2001)
Who: Satine (Nicole Kidman)
How: From tuberculosis
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Who: Sara Deever (Charlize Theron)
How: From the Hodgkin's lymphoma (terminal cancer)
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Pearl Harbor (2001)
Who: Danny Walker (Josh Hartnett)
How: Shot
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The Others (2001)
Who: Grace Stewart (Nicole Kidman) and her children, Anne (Alakina Mann) and Nicholas (James Bentley)
How: Grace smothered both children with a pillow and then, realizing what she had done, shot herself

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The Believer (2001)
Who: Daniel Balint (Ryan Gosling)
How: Dies in the explosion in the temple where he and fellow skinheads planted a bomb under the pulpit
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Who: Jamie Elizabeth Sullivan (Mandy Moore)
How: From leukemia
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The Notebook (2004)
Who: Noah (James Garner) and Allie Calhoun (Gena Rowlands)
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Who: Maggie Fitzgerald (Hilary Swank)
How: Breaks her neck, resulting in quadriplegia with no hope for recovery, develops bedsores, and finally Frankie administers a fatal injection of adrenaline to help her die
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Troy (2004)
Who: Hector (Eric Bana), Achilles (Brad Pitt)
How: Achilles kills Hector, Paris shoots Achilles in his vulnerable heel and then several times in the torso, Achilles then dies of his wounds

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Sin City (2005)
Who: Marv (Mickey Rourke), John Hartigan (Bruce Willis)
How: Marv is executed n the electric chair, Hartigan shoots himself in the head

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The Departed (2006)
Who: Everyone. No, seriously, most characters die. Billy Costigan (Leonardo DiCaprio), Trooper Brown (Anthony Anderson), Trooper Barrigan (James Badge Dale), Sullivan (Matt Damon)
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Who: James Brocklebank (Leo Bill), Nancy Brocklebank ((Kate Fahy)
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Who: Leslie Burke (AnnaSophia Robb)
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Atonement (2007)
Who: Robbie Turner (James McAvoy) and Cecilia Tallis (Keira Knightley)
How: Robbie died at Dunkirk of septicemia while awaiting evacuation, and Cecilia died as one of the 65 flood victims in the Balham tube station of the London Underground during The Blitz

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Who: Benjamin Barker/Sweeney Todd (Johnny Depp) and Mrs. Lovett (Helena Bonham Carter)
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Who: Llewelyn Moss (Josh Brolin)
How: Shot


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Who: Sirius Black (Gary Oldman)
How: Avada Kedavred by Bellatrix Lestrange
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Seven Pounds (2008)
Who: Tim Thomas (Will Smith)
How: Committed suicide by taking a bath with ice water and box jellyfish
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Marley & Me (2008)
Who: Marley
How: Develops arthritis and deafness upon aging, suffers from two attacks of gastric dilatation volvulus, is then euthanised
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The Wrestler (2008)
Who: Robin Ramzinski (Mickey Rourke)
How: From a heart attack


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Who: Susie Salmon (Saoirse Ronan)
How: Raped and stabbed by George Harvey


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Who: Albus Dumbledore (Michael Gambon)
How: Avada Kedavred by Severus Snape
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Who: Dobby the Elf (Toby Jones)
How: Mortally wounded by Bellatrix Lestrange's dagger
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Black Swan (2010)
Who: Nina Sayers (Natalie Portman)
How: Stabbed herself with a shard of glass
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Who: Kate Fitzgerald (Sofia Vassilieva)
How: From acute promyelocytic leukemia and renal failure


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Posted: 5 years, 11 months ago at Apr 19 13:38
What about Braveheart ??
Posted: 5 years, 11 months ago at Apr 20 16:12
Susie Salmon
The Lovely Bones

Raped and stabbed by George Harvey
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James Brocklebank (more of an anti-hero)
The Living and the Dead

Stabbed self after killing his mum.
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Nancy Brocklebank
The Living and the Dead

Died from a combination of Cancer, abuse, and neglect; or stabbed (confusing, anyone?
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Randy Robinson
The Wrestler

Heart Attack
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Lester Burnham
American Beauty

Shot
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Charles Foster Kane
Citizen Kane

Old Age
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Thomas
Toto the Hero

Shot
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Spartacus
Spartacus

Crucifixion
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Maximus
Gladiator

Vindictively wounded (stabbing) before a fight
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Neil Howie
The Wicker Man (original)

Burned Alive
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Sweeney Todd
Sweeney Todd

Throat slit by Toby
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Mrs. Lovett
Sweeney Todd

Thrown into an Oven
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Llewlyn Moss
No Country for Old Men

Shot
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Kate Fitzgerald
My Sister's Keeper

Terminal Illness
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Emily Rose
The Ultimate Gift

Terminal Illness
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Micheala Klingler
Requiem

Malnourishment
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Arthur Poppington (Defendor)
Defendor

Shot

Hope this helps!
Posted: 5 years, 11 months ago at Apr 21 14:22
The character in Toto the hero didn't actually shoot himself, although he considers it. After taking the role of a richer, seemingly more lucky man, he is shot by one of the man's many enemies.

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Ed Bloom
Big Fish

Terminal Illness
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Angela
Angela

Drowns herself during a delusional purification process
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Ed
Shaun of the Dead

Bitten by a zombie and killed, though his best friend shaun keeps zombified Ed in the shed.
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Ofeilia
Pan's Labrynth

Shot by Captain Vidal
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Laura
The Orphanage

Took an overdose of medication.
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Chad Feldheimer
Burn After Reading

Shot in the head while hiding in Harry Pfarrar's closet.
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Posted: 5 years, 11 months ago at Apr 22 9:21
Thanks, but... how do I edit?
Posted: 5 years, 11 months ago at Apr 22 11:52
@moviebuff15: How about now?
Posted: 5 years, 11 months ago at Apr 22 13:18
nice list. I scrolled through Sucker Punch, and unfortunately I tried to miss the spolier for Black Swan, but I saw. I'll still watch the movie
Posted: 5 years, 11 months ago at Apr 22 13:28
Great list, dont forget End of Days!
Posted: 5 years, 11 months ago at Apr 22 15:51
Can I hate you and love you for this one? You get my vote either way!
Posted: 5 years, 11 months ago at Apr 22 15:57
By the way...loved the invention of the verb "avada kedavred."
Posted: 5 years, 11 months ago at Apr 22 16:07
I think i will need to list down the movie titles in the description so that people are prepared
Posted: 4 years, 11 months ago at Apr 29 13:04
Mouchette (suicide)
Edit: 4 years, 11 months ago

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