|Graham Chapman (1941 - 1989)|
|Monty Python's Flying Circus: Episode 1, Whither Canada? (1969) (1) [Mr. Bruce Foster of Guildford]: Dies of a sudden heart attack while sitting in his living room and reading the newspaper. (2) [Police Inspector]: Laughs himself to death while retrieving the world's funniest joke from Michael Palin's house; we see him collapse after staggering out into the garden. (3) [Otto, Gestapo Officer]: Laughs himself to death after taking dictation while Michael Palin recites the world's funniest joke in German; he staggers out into the hall laughing, then we hear him fall. (Note: The Pythons played multiple roles in each episode; I will only be listing the specific characters that die.)
Monty Python's Flying Circus: Episode 4, Owl-Stretching Time (1969) [Mr. Apricot, correction, Harrison]: Shot in the chest by John Cleese when Graham rushes at John with a banana in a self-defense class.
Monty Python's Flying Circus: Episode 6, The BBC Entry for the Zinc Stoat of Budapest (1969): (1) [Neighbor]: Stabbed in the stomach when Terry Jones throws a spear at him, while Michael Palin walks by without noticing. (2) [Man at Bus Stop]: Hit on the head by the Frankenstein monster (John Cleese) while standing in line at a bus stop, again unnoticed by Michael.
Monty Python's Flying Circus: Episode 9, The Ant: An Introduction (1969) [Victor]: Shot in the chest by John Cleese after Graham orders all the uninvited guests to leave.
Monty Python's Flying Circus: Episode 11, The Royal Philharmonic Orchestra Goes to the Bathroom (1969): (1) [Undertaker]: Killed in a car crash (off-camera) while racing his hearse against Terry Jones; we only hear the crash, followed by a shot of several other undertakers celebrating. (2) [Undertaker]: Dies of exhaustion while carrying a heavy coffin with Terry Jones; Terry then places his body in the coffin and carries it by himself.
Monty Python's Flying Circus: Episode 12, The Naked Ant (1970) [Oliver St. John-Mollusk]: Accidentally runs himself over with a car during the Upper-Class Twit of the Year Competition; his body is shown underneath the car's front wheels afterwards.
Monty Python's Flying Circus: Episode 13, Intermission (1970) [Marcel Marceau]: Crushed to death by a 16-ton weight.
Monty Python's Flying Circus: Episode 15, The Spanish Inquisition (1970) [Julius Caesar on an Aldis Lamp]: Stabbed to death by several conspirators on the steps of the Senate; he signals "Et tu, Brute" by flashing an Aldis lamp before he dies.
Monty Python's Flying Circus: Episode 17, The Buzz Aldrin Show (1970): (1) [The Reverend Grundy]: Killed in an explosion when his pulpit blows up after he announces the text of his sermon, just as Terry Jones arrives too late to warn him. (2) [Vicar]: Shot by a cannon (off-camera) that emerges from an open grave during a funeral service; we hear the shot after the camera pans away.
Monty Python's Flying Circus: Episode 18, Live from the Grill-o-Mat (1970) [Butler]: Crushed to death when the ceiling falls on him as he confronts Eric Idle about all the other accidental deaths.
And Now for Something Completely Different (1971): (1) [Mr. Apricot, correction, Harrison]: Shot in the chest by John Cleese when Graham rushes at John with a banana during a self-defense class. (2) [Indignant Letter-Writer]: Falls to his death from a window after writing a letter complaining about the sketch; we only see his hands and hear his voice-over as he writes the letter, followed by a shot of an obvious dummy falling to the ground. (3) [Oliver St. John-Mollusk]: Accidentally runs himself over with a car during the Upper-Class Twit of the Year Competition.
Monty Python's Flying Circus: Episode 33, Salad Days (1972) [Julian]: Impaled through the stomach with a piano keyboard during a garden party.
Monty Python's Flying Circus: Episode 38, A Book at Bedtime (1973) [MacDonald]: Decapitated when two Russian bomb experts "defuse" the "unexploded Scotsman."
Monty Python and the Holy Grail (1975) [Hiccoughing Guard]: Stabbed in the chest with a sword by John Cleese when John bursts into Terry Jones's room in Swamp Castle. ("King Arthur" and Graham's other characters survive the movie.) (Thanks to Katherine and Tommy)
The Odd Job (1978) [Arthur Harris]: Falls to his death, along with Diana Quick, after they lean on a balcony railing that David Jason had sabotaged; the movie ends with Diana and Graham embracing in mid-air as they fall in slow-motion.
Monty Python's The Life of Brian (1979) [Brian of Nazareth]: Excuted by crucifixion; the movie ends with Graham and the other prisoners singing and awaiting death. (Thanks to Katherine and Tommy)
Monty Python's The Meaning of Life (1983): (1) [General]: Disintegrated/explodes when the hand of God strikes him down, after he declares "May God strike me down." (2) [Arthur Jarrett]: Falls to his death from a cliff (landing in a ready-made grave) while being chased by a group of topless women (after Graham is allowed to choose the method of his execution). (3) [Geoffrey]: Dies of food poisoning (along with all his dinner guests) from Eric Idle's spoiled salmon mousse; they all collapse when the Grim Reaper (John Cleese) comes to collect them, and their spirits then leave their bodies and follow John to Heaven. (Thanks to Katherine and Tommy)
Yellowbeard (1983) [Yellowbeard]: Accidentally stabbed by his son (Martin Hewitt) when he embraces him on the beach while Martin is holding a dagger; he later reappears with the explanation that "We Yellowbeards are never more dangerous than when we're dead." (Thanks to Anton and Tommy)