In Killing them Softly at the end Brad Pitt says that Dillon died this morning:

Dillon's dead now fucking pay me.

How did Dillon die? Did we watch it happen or no? I never really saw Dillon much in the film.

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Dillon has been unwell throughout the movie. Presumably in the hospital with a heart attack. We first learn this when Brad Pitt's character, Jackie, first arrives and is having the conversation in the car with the Driver character.

Driver: They told me when they heard that if Dillon wasn't available that I was supposed to talk to the fella that he sent. Is that you?

Jackie: I don't seen nobody else here. Do you?

Driver: So they were very concerned when I called Dillon, and Dillon said to see you. They are very concerned. How is the fella?

Jackie: Ah he's not good. He told me yesterday that it feels like somebody stuck a knife through his chest.

Driver: So he probably won't be able to handle anything for a while.

Jackie: He sure cant' right now. Personally I think the guy is in very bad shape.

At the end of the movie, after Frankie, Russell, and Trattman have been hit, Jackie meets the Driver again in a bar to collect his payment.

Jackie: There's only thirty in there....The price is fifteen.

Driver: Dillon charges ten. Recession prices. They told me to tell you that too.

Jackie: They made a deal with Mickey for fifteen.

Driver: ...you're filling in for Dillon and you get what Dillon gets, no more. You talk to Dillon; take it up with him.

Jackie: Dillon's dead. Dillon died this morning.

Driver: Ah, they're gonna be very sorry to hear that.

Jackie: Sure. Sure they are. Its gonna cost em more.

Whatever what causing him to be bed ridden this entire time has finally killed him.

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    oh okay cool! I missed that initial conversation, thought Jackie and the Driver had a longer standing relationship Dec 8, 2015 at 7:02

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