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Lankester Merrin
Known aliases
Father Merrin
Known relatives
Dutch father
English mother
Year of birth
Year of death
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Father Lankester Merrin is the titular character of The Exorcist. He is a priest, but he is also an archaeologist and an exorcist, that exorcised before. He is recruited by the church to exorcise Regan with the help of Karras, another priest.

He dies of a heart attack caused by the demon Pazuzu, a demon he dealt with before, while trying to exorcise Regan.