John Barrymore (1882 - 1942)
Brother of
Ethel Barrymore and Lionel Barrymore
Ex-Mr. Dolores Costello
Ex-Mr. Elaine Barrie
Father of John Drew Barrymore and Diana Barrymore
Grandfather of
Drew Barrymore
Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde (1920) [Dr. Henry Jekyll/Mr. Edward Hyde]: Commits suicide by taking poison; he changes from Hyde back to Jekyll as he dies. (Thanks to Anton)

The Mad Genius (1931) [Vladimir Ivan Tsarakov]: Hit in the chest with an axe by Luis Alberni on the ballet stage; his body is shown again afterwards when the curtain goes up and reveals it to the audience.

Svengali (1931) [Svengali]: Dies of a heart attack; due to his hypnotic control over Marian Marsh, she dies along with him.

Grand Hotel (1932) [Baron Felix von Geigern]: Beaten to death with a telephone by Wallace Beery after Wallace catches John breaking into his hotel room.

Dinner at Eight (1933) [Larry Renault]: Commits suicide (off-screen by turning on the gas in his hotel suite. We learn of his death afterwards when Marie Dressler informs Madge Evans. (Thanks to Mac and Jeffrey)

Romeo and Juliet (1936) [Mercutio]: Stabbed in the stomach during a swordfight with Basil Rathbone, when Leslie Howard tries to break up the fight. He dies shortly afterwards while talking to Leslie.

Marie Antoinette (1938) [King Louis XV]: Dies of smallpox (off-camera) at the palace; his death is indicated when the lights are extinguished in his room, followed by a messenger delivering the news to Robert Morley and Norma Shearer.
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John Barrymore in 'Svengali'