Rance Howard (1928 - )
Jean Speegle Howard (widowed)
Father of Ron Howard and Clint Howard
Grandfather of
Bryce Dallas Howard
Huckleberry Finn (1975) [Pap Finn]: Shot to death (off-screen); his body is shown afterwards floating in the river when Ron Howard and Antonio Fargas discover him, but Antonio does not inform Ron of the body's identity until later on. (I haven't seen this version, but I'm familiar with the story.)

The Night Caller (1998) [Hank]: Shot in the chest by Tracy Nelson outside Rance's home, while Shanna Reed looks on in horror.

Angel: Carpe Noctem (2001) [Marcus Rosco]: Presumably dies of a heart attack after David Boreanaz reverses Rance's spell and switches their spirits back into their own bodies; it's not confirmed whether or not the attack is fatal. (Thanks to Neil)

Toolbox Murders (2004) [Chas Rooker]: Thrown against a wall by Christopher Doyle. (The DVD includes a deleted scene in which Angela Bettis returns to his body and discovers that it's now severely decomposed, indicating that he's been dead and a ghost the whole time; there is no confirmation of his ghostly nature in the finished movie.)

CSI NY: Fare Game (2006) [Samuel Cooper]: Dies (off-screen), presumably of old age/natural causes, shortly before the start of the episode; he only appears in a videotaped message playing at his funeral. (Thanks to Neil)
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Rance Howard (with Shanna Reed) in 'The Night Caller'