Jimmy Smits in 'The Believers'
Jimmy Smits (1955 - )
Star Wars (Star Wars Episode IV: A New Hope) (1977) [Bail Organa]: Although Jimmy does not actually appear in this film (which was made before he even began his acting career), the subsequent prequels retroactively revealed that he was killed in the destruction of the planet Alderaan in this film. It's arguable whether or not this "counts," but I'll go ahead and list it just in case. (Thanks to Cathy)

Running Scared (1986) [Julio Gonzales]: Shot to death by Billy Crystal during a shoot-out; his body is shown again on the escalator steps as Gregory Hines checks on him. (Thanks to Gary and ND)

The Believers (1987) [Tom Lopez]: Stabs himself in the stomach and chest, after being compelled to do so by Malick Bowens' supernatural powers. His body is shown again afterwards when Robert Loggia brings Martin Sheen to the crime scene. (Thanks to Gary, Stephen, and ND)

The Tommyknockers (1993) [Jim 'Gard' Gardner]: Sacrifices himself in an explosion by blowing up the spaceship to destroy the Tommyknockers. (Thanks to Utonium and ND)

Murder in Mind (1997) [Peter Walker]: Stabbed repeatedly in the chest and stomach by Nigel Hawthorne; shown in a flashback sequence. (We're initially led to believe that he was killed by Mary-Louise Parker, but this is later revealed to be a false memory that Nigel hypnotically suggested to Mary-Louise.) (Thanks to ND)

NYPD Blue: Hearts and Souls (1998) [Detective Bobby Simone]: Dies of a heart infection in the hospital, with Kim Delaney by his bedside. (Thanks to Gary, Neil, and ND)

Dexter: I Had a Dream (2008) [Assistant District Attorney Miguel Prado]: Garroted by Michael C. Hall after Jimmy breaks into Lauren Velez' home in an attempt to kill her. His body is shown again in the subsequent episode Do You Take Dexter Morgan?, when a jogger discovers him in the park. (Thanks to Matt, Neil, Stephen, Libby, and ND)

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