|Christopher Lloyd (1938 - )
Uncle of Sam Lloyd
|The Adventures of Buckaroo Banzai Across the 8th Dimension (1984) [John Bigboote]: Shot in the chest by John Lithgow. (At this point in the movie, Christopher is wearing heavy alien make-up.)
Star Trek III: The Search for Spock (1984) [Commander Kruge]: Falls into a river of molten lava when William Shatner kicks him in the face while Christopher is hanging onto William's leg at the edge of a cliff. (Christopher is nearly unrecognizable in heave Klingon make-up for this role.) (Thanks to Stephen, Neil and Robert)
Back to the Future (1985) [Dr. Emmett Brown]: Shot in the chest by Libyan terrorists, while Michael J. Fox looks on helplessly just before traveling back in time. When Michael returns to the present, he discovers that Christopher is wearing a bulletproof vest due to Michael's leaving him a warning in the past. (Due to the time-paradoxes in the script, it's open to interpretation whether Christopher was actually killed in the original scene, or whether he was wearing the vest all along.) (Thanks to Arnold)
Track 29 (1988) [Henry Henry]: Stabbed to death (off-screen) by Theresa Russell in the attic; we only see a bloodstain forming on the ceiling after Theresa leaves the house. Shortly beforehand, there is a scene of Christopher being stabbed repeatedly by a naked Gary Oldman; however, since we hear Christopher's voice coming from upstairs after that scene, and it's established that Gary is only a figment of Theresa's imagination, the on-screen stabbing is only Theresa's fantasy.
Who Framed Roger Rabbit (1988) [Judge Doom]: Dissolved by "dip" after revealing himself to be a toon and attempting to kill Bob Hoskins.
Back to the Future Part III (1990) [Dr. Emmett Brown]: Shot in the back (off-screen) by Thomas F. Wilson after Christopher goes back in time to 1885; Michael J. Fox learns of his death when he discovers his gravestone, then goes back in time and prevents it. (Thanks to Neil)
Things to Do in Denver When You're Dead (1995) [Pieces]: Shot in the chest by Steve Buscemi in the theater projection booth.
Anastasia (1997; animated) [Rasputin]: Drowned when he falls into an icy lake while trying to kill the young Anastasia (voiced by Kirsten Dunst); he returns through supernatural means, and is finally destroyed when Anastasia (voiced by Meg Ryan) smashes the cylinder containing his soul, causing him to turn into a skeleton and crumble to dust. (Thanks to ND)
My Favorite Martian (1999) [Uncle Martin]: Dies of an allergic reaction to a tranquilizer dart (due to his alien physiology); he is brought back to life by his sentient spacesuit when Jeff Daniels and Daryl Hannah bring it to him. (Thanks to Mathew)
Malcolm in the Middle: Hal Grieves (2006) [Walter]: Dies (off-screen); Christopher does not actually appear in this episode (and had not appeared since the 2002 episode Family Reunion), but we are informed of his death in this episode. (Thanks to Alex)