Its a well known cliché that in science fiction, horror, or adventure films - the sole black character meets an early and untimely end. I am sure this rule even has a name somewhere because it is so widely held.
The problem is, I can’t think of any specific film where this happened. I suppose all those bad 1980’s slasher movies are now a collective blur in my memory. Yet there are enough second hand references to this in comedy, spoofs, and other sources that few people seem to doubt that the rule holds true.