Alan Rickman in Sweeney Todd: The Demon Barber of Fleet Street

Alan Rickman (1946 - 2016)

"I do take my work seriously and the way to do that is not to take yourself too seriously".

Deaths in FilmEdit

  • Die Hard (1988) [Hans Gruber]: Falls to his death from the skyscraper at the end of a struggle with Bruce Willis, on top of having been shot in the stomach by Bruce. (Thanks to Emily, Stephen, Debi, Neil, Nilescu, Ryan, Tommy, and Harry)
  • Galaxy Quest (1999) [Alexander Dane]: Shot with a ray-gun by Robin Sachs; he is later brought back to life when Tim Allen activates The Omega 13 device to turn back time and prevent his death. (Thanks to April and Tommy)
  • A Fish Tale (Hjaelp, jeg er en fisk; Help, I'm a Fish) (2000; animated) [Joe]: Drowned after he changes from a fish into human form while underwater. (Thanks to ND)
  • CBGB (2013) [Hilly Krystal]: Portraying a real life character, he dies from complications of lung cancer. The film closes with an image of the real Hilly and the legend "Hilly Kristal: September 23, 1931 – August 28, 2007".

TV DeathsEdit

  • Romeo and Juliet (1978 TV) [Tybalt]: Stabbed/impaled after a sword fight by Patrick Ryecart. (Thanks to Debi)
  • Something the Lord Made (2004 TV) [Dr. Alfred Blalock]: Dies (off-screen) of natural causes in his sleep; we learn of his death when Kyra Sedgwick informs Mos Def over the telephone. (Thanks to Stephen)