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He dies four times throughout the whole series. In Dragon Ball, he was killed by Tambourine to eliminate the world's most powerful fighters during the King Piccolo Saga. During the Frieza Saga of Dragon Ball Z, he was killed by Frieza to push Goku over the edge. In the Buu Saga, he was zapped by Super Buu's candy beam and turned into chocolate and eaten, in attempt to protect his oved ones Android 18 and Marron, as well as the rest of his friends and the Z Fighters. The last time he dies is in Dragon Ball GT, where he's killed by Android 17 when the latter was being controlled by Dr. Gero and Dr. Myuu.