Richard Burton (1925 - 1984)
Ex-Mr. Sybil Williams
(stage actress)
Ex-Mr.
Elizabeth Taylor (divorced, remarried, divorced again)
Father of
Kate Burton
The Robe (1953) [Marcellus Gallo]: Executed (off-screen), along with Jean Simmons, by a firing squad of archers; the movie ends with them walking out to be executed. (Their deaths were confirmed in the 1954 sequel Demetrius and the Gladiators.) (Thanks to Mac and Max)

Alexander the Great (1956) [Alexander]: Dies of typhoid. (Thanks to Zoran and Max)

Cleopatra (1963) [Marc Antony]: Commits suicide by throwing himself on his sword; he dies in Elizabeth Taylor's arms shortly afterwards.

Becket (1964) [Thomas a Becket]: Stabbed to death with swords by four noblemen, who had interpreted Peter O'Toole's angry outburst as an order for Richard's death. (Thanks to Zoran, Max, and Eric)

Hamlet (1964) [Hamlet]: Slashed with a poisoned sword during a swordfight with John Cullum, he dies shortly after managing to kill Alfred Drake in turn.

The Spy Who Came in from the Cold (1965) [Alec Leamas]: Shot to death by guards, along with Claire Bloom, as they're trying to climb the Berlin Wall. (Thanks to Zoran and Max)

Doctor Faustus (1967) [Doctor Faustus]: Dies after the time alotted in his Satanic contract expires, and he is taken to Hell.

The Assassination of Trotsky (1972) [Leon Trotsky]: Hit in the head with a pickaxe by Alain Delon. (Thanks to Zoran)

Bluebeard (1972) [Baron von Sepper]: Frozen to death in the woods. (Thanks to Zoran)

The Klansman (The Burning Cross; KKK) (1974) [Breck Stancill]: Killed (though I don't know the details). (Thanks to Zoran)

Exorcist II: The Heretic (1977) [Father Philip Lamont]: In the recut version of the movie, he is crushed to death when the house collapses as he tries to exorcise Linda Blair. (He survived in the original version.) (Thanks to Max)

Wagner (1983) [Richard Wagner]: Dies of a heart attack at the beginning of the mini-series; the rest of the series proceeds in flashback. (Thanks to Max)
Richard Burton (with Elizabeth Taylor) in 'Cleopatra' (1963)
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