Have a think about it. Can you spot the one big, overarching similarity between the deaths of Scar, Gaston, Captain Hook or the Queen from Snow White?
THEY ALL FALL OFF THINGS GUYS.
It’s so much of a thing, that it’s become a bonafide TV trope.
You see, Disney wanted to restrict the violence of their onscreen deaths so made characters fall out of shot to their bloody and presumably, disgusting deaths.
Not only that but keeping their deaths ambiguous means there’s scope to bring the character back.
If you didn’t see their brains spilt across the floor, did they really die?