Anna May Wong in 'Piccadilly'
Anna May Wong (1905 - 1961)
Cousin of James Wong Howe
The Toll of the Sea (1922) [Lotus Flower]: Commits suicide by drowning herself in the ocean. (The final reel of this film is lost, so I don't know whether her death was originally depicted on-screen or not; the restored version ends with a shot of the ocean and a title card suggesting her fate.)

Piccadilly (1929) [Shosho]: Shot in the chest by King Ho-Chang in her bedroom. Her body is shown afterwards when Hannah Jones discovers her, and the murder is shown in a flashback later on when King confesses.

Java Head (1934) [Princess Taou Yuen]: Commits suicide by drinking poisoned tea. (Thanks to Steve)

Dangerous to Know (1938) [Lan Ying]: Commits suicide by stabbing herself, while Akim Tamiroff is playing the organ with his back towards her.

Lady from Chungking (1942) [Kwan Mei]: Executed by a Japanese firing squad; as her body falls out of frame, her spirit is shown still standing in place and continuing her defiant speech.
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