John Saxon in 'Tenebre'
John Saxon (1935 - )
The Plunderers (1960) [Rondo]: Shot in the back by Dolores Hart, after John pulls a knife on Jeff Chandler. (Thanks to Gordon)

The Appaloosa (Southwest to Sonora) (1966) [Chuy Medina]: Shot to death with a distance rifle by Marlon Brando, after Marlon tricks him into giving away his position. (Thanks to Gordon and Brian)

The Intruders (1970) [Billy Pye]: Shot by one of the Younger Brothers' gang, after John shouts a warning to Don Murray; he dies shortly after being taken back to town. (Thanks to Brian)

Kung Fu: King of the Mountain (1972) [Raven]: Falls to his death from a mountain when he trips over a rock during a fight with David Carradine. (Thanks to Robert)

Mitchell (1975) [Walter Deaney]: Killed in an explosion when his dune buggy crashes while being chased by Joe Don Baker. (I've only seen the Mystery Science Theater 3000 version of this movie, in which John's death scene is cut out, but I've read about the 'missing' scene in several on-line discussions of the movie.)

Mark Strikes Again (Mark colpisce ancora) (1976) [Altman]: Accidentally machine-gunned by one of his officers, who was trying to kill Franco Gasparri. (Thanks to Andrea)

The Cynic, the Rat & the Fist (Il Cinico, l'infime, il violento) (1977) [Frank Di Maggio]: Shot in the chest by Tomas Milian during a big shoot-out between the rival gangs. (Thanks to Andrea)

Shalimar (The Deadly Thief) (1978) [Colonel Columbus]: I remember that he was killed in this movie, but it's been so long since I've seen it that I've forgotten the circumstances.

Battle Beyond the Stars (1980) [Sador]: Killed in an explosion when Richard Thomas crashes his ship into John's (with Richard ejecting at the last moment). (Thanks to Tal)

Scorpion with Two Tails (Assassino al cimitero etrusco; Murder in an Etruscan Cemetery) (1982) [Arthur Barnard]: Neck snapped by Claudio Cassinelli. (Thanks to Andrea)

Tenebre (Tenebrae; Unsane) (1982) [Bullmer]: Stabbed in the stomach by Anthony Franciosa in the middle of a crowded city square in broad daylight.

Dynasty: Domestic Intrigue (1984) [Rashid Ahmed]: Shot to death by the Istanbul police. (Thanks to Johan)

Murder, She Wrote: Hooray for Homicide (1984) [Jerry Lydecker]: Bludgeoned to death with a metal urn (off-screen) by Melissa Sue Anderson in an empty studio lot; his body is shown afterwards when Angela Lansbury discovers him.

Hands of Steel (Mani di pietra; Atomic Cyborg; Fists of Steel; Return of the Terminator) (1986) [Francis Turner]: Heart torn out by Daniel Greene. (Thanks to Johan)

Death House (Zombie Death House) (1987) [Colonel Gordon Burgess]: Killed in an explosion after being attacked by a group of zombies, preventing him from escaping before the charges go off.

A Nightmare on Elm Street 3: Dream Warriors (1987) [Donald Thompson]: Impaled through the back on the fin of a Cadillac after being attacked by Robert Englund's skeleton after it comes back to life in a junkyard. (Thanks to Kenneth and Karen)

Welcome to Spring Break (Nightmare Beach) (1988) [Strycher]: Shot in the chest by Luis Valderrama as John is about to shoot Nicholas de Toth; John is then dragged behind a motorcycle. (Thanks to Andrea)

My Mom's a Werewolf (1989) [Harry Thropen]: Stabbed in the chest (while he's in his werewolf form) with a silver fork attached to a staff by Tina Caspary while John is about to attack Susan Blakely (in her werewolf form). (Thanks to Andrew)

Jonathan of the Bears (Jonathan degli orsi) (1993) [Fred Goodwin]: Shot to death by Franco Nero. (Thanks to Andrea)

Beverly Hills Cop III (1994) [Orrin Sanderson]: Shot in the chest by Judge Reinhold in the counterfeiters' print shop. (Thanks to Corey)

Murder, She Wrote: Proof in the Pudding (1994) [Bernardo Bonelli]: Stabbed to death by Liza Snyder in his kitchen. (Thanks to Scott)

CSI: Grave Danger Part 2 (2005) [Walter Gordon]: Commits suicide by detonating his explosive vest after a confrontation with William L. Petersen. (Thanks to Gary and PortsGuy)

Masters of Horror: Pelts (2006) [Jeb 'Pa' Jameson]: Beaten to death with a baseball bat by his son (Michal Suchanek). His body is shown again later on when Link Baker and Meat Loaf discover him. (Thanks to Stephen and Andrew)

Trapped Ashes (2006) [Leo]: Commits suicide (off-camera) by shooting himself in the head, some time before the story begins. It's revealed at the end of the movie that all the characters telling their stories are already ghosts; his death is shown in a flashback when Henry Gibson reminds him how his story actually ended. We only see the blood splatter on the wall in the flashback.

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