45. Jeriko One In Strange Days (1995)
Assassinated By: Police officers
Cause of Death: Shot to death, execution style
And rappers thought the hip-hop police were bad news. In Kathryn Bigelow's dark sci-fi flick Strange Days, Glenn Plummer plays controversial MC Jeriko One, who suffers a level of police brutality that would leave Rodney King feeling pretty good about himself.
A seemingly routine incident of wrongful 5-0 harassment concludes in One's execution at the hands of an officer, which Bigelow captures through the eyes of a female witness. Right after Jeriko's murder, the bystander (as well as the director's camera) haul ass away in a riveting first-person POV shot that doesn't end well.