|Lorne Greene (1915 - 1987)|
|Othello (1953) [Othello]: Commits suicide by stabbing himself. (I haven't seen this version, but I'm familiar with the story.)
Earthquake (1974) [Sam Royce]: Reportedly dies of a heart attack. (I haven't seen this movie myself.) (Thanks to Mac)
Roots (1977) [John Reynolds]: Dies (off-screen) of an unspecified illness; his death is revealed in a conversation between Robert Reed, Madge Sinclair and John Amos. (Thanks to Robert)
Police Squad!: A Substantial Gift/The Broken Promise (1982) [Special Guest Star]: Stabbed in the stomach (off-screen), then thrown out of a moving car, during the opening credits in a scene that is completely unrelated to the rest of the episode.