|Easy Rider (1969) [George Hanson]: Beaten to death in his sleep by a group of rednecks while camping in the woods with Peter Fonda and Dennis Hopper.
One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest (1975) [Randle Patrick McMurphy]: Smothered with a pillow by Will Sampson, as a mercy killing after Jack has been lobotomized.
The Passenger (Professione: reporter) (1975) [David Locke]: Dies of unexplained causes; his body is shown lying in his hotel room afterwards. (Thanks to Fred)
The Shining (1980) [John 'Jack' Daniel Torrance]: Freezes to death (off-screen) after being trapped in the hedge maze outside the hotel; his body is shown sitting in the snow afterwards.
Batman (1989) [Jack Napier/The Joker]: Falls to his death after losing his grip on the rope ladder of a helicopter. His body is shown lying in the street below afterwards.
Hoffa (1992) [Jimmy Hoffa]: Shot to death by Frank Whaley, in a speculative depiction of what might have happened to Hoffa. (Thanks to Fred)
Mars Attacks! (1996) [President James Dale/Art Land]: Two death scenes in a dual role: As the President, he gets stabbed in the chest when he attempts to shake the Martian leader's hand, which detaches and transforms into a snakelike metallic "flag" that plants itself in his chest. As "Art Land," he is crushed to death by a giant globe during the Martians' attack on Las Vegas. (Thanks to Ernesto)
The Departed (2006) [Frank Costello]: Shot several times in the chest by Matt Damon during a raid in a warehouse. (Thanks to ND, Robert, Sophie, Joe, BK, and Chris)
The Bucket List (2007) [Edward Cole]: Dies (off-screen) of cancer; his ashes are buried in a coffee can alongside Morgan Freeman's on a mountaintop. (Thanks to Eric, David, ND, and Scott)