|Scatman Crothers (1910 - 1986)|
|Black Belt Jones (1974) [Pop Byrd]: Beaten to death by thugs. (Thanks to Michael)
Joys (1976) [Scatman Crothers]: Killed by Johnny Carson. (I haven't seen this special, but I've read that all the guest stars were killed one by one by a mysterious figure who was ultimately revealed as Johnny.) (Played for comic effect.)
The Shining (1980) [Richard 'Dick' Hallorann]: Hit in the stomach with an axe by Jack Nicholson after Jack suddenly rushes into the hotel lobby and ambushes him.
Deadly Eyes (Night Eyes; The Rats) (1982) [George Faskins]: Bitten to death by giant rats. (Thanks to Sammy)