Karen Black in 'Killing Heat'
Karen Black (1939 - 2013)
Ex-Mrs. L.M. 'Kit' Carson
The Outfit (1973) [Bett Harrow]: Shot to death (off-screen) by hitmen while she's sitting in a car; her body is shown afterwards when Robert Duvall discovers that she's dead. (Thanks to Tony)

The Great Gatsby (1974) [Myrtle Wilson]: Hit by a car (off-screen) driven by Mia Farrow. Her body is shown afterwards when Bruce Dern arrives at the scene of the accident.

Trilogy of Terror (1975) [Julie/Millicent/Therese/Amelia]: Playing multiple roles in the three different stories, "Millicent/Therese" commits "suicide" (off-screen) when one of her split personalities uses a voodoo doll on the other. Her body is shown afterwards when George Gaynes discovers her. (Her characters in the other two stories survive the movie.)

The Squeeze (Diamond Thieves; The Heist; The Rip-Off) (1978) [Clarisse]: Shot to death. (Thanks to Big O)

Killing Heat (Graset sjunger) (1981) [Mary Turner]: Stabbed to death by John Kani. Her body is found at the beginning, and the rest of the movie is a flashback leading up to the murder.

Eternal Evil (The Blue Man) (1985) [Janus]: Shot in the head by Winston Rekert while she tries to strangle John Novak.

Miami Vice: Victims of Circumstance (1989) [Helen Jackson]: Shot in the chest by John Leguizamo. (Thanks to Vladnos)

Mirror, Mirror (1990) [Susan Gordon]: Bleeds to death after her hand gets caught in a demonically-possessed garbage disposal.

Children of the Night (1991) [Karen Thompson]: Stabbed in the chest by her daughter (Maya McLaughlin) after Karen is transformed into a vampire and goes into a cocoon to hibernate; we only see the blood running out of the cocoon. (Thanks to PortsGuy)

Starstruck (1995) [Bertha]: Neck snapped by Julie Strain while Russ Tamblyn films it for his snuff film.

Children of the Corn IV: The Gathering (Deadly Harvest) (1996) [June Rhodes]: Impaled on a pitchfork (off-screen) after she enters the farmhouse; the scene fades to black as she's being pulled towards the pitchfork. Her body is shown afterwards later on. (Thanks to Liz)

Miner's Massacre (Curse of the Forty-Niner) (2002) [Aunt Nelly]: Burned to death when she tries to attack the killer with a lantern. (Thanks to Disciplesoffufkin)

Las Vampirious Moronious (2002) [Herself]: Bitten on the throat (with comically fake vampire fangs) by Lloyd Kaufman in the Troma Studios office. (This short film is available as a hidden 'Easter Egg' on the DVD Best of Tromadance Film Festival Volume 1.)

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