John Hurt died last Wednesday at the age of 77. He was in a ton of movies, including "The Elephant Man", "V for Vendetta", "Midnight Express", "History of the World: Part 1", "Watership Down" and three of the Harry Potter movies.
He also played Kane in "Alien", as the guy who had an alien burst out of his chest. That scene is the most famous of his many, many on-screen deaths. In fact, Hurt was killed on screen more than 40 times. In an odd tribute to the late actor, someone made a supercut of all of them on YouTube.