[Warning: Spoilers ahead. Yes, some of these episodes aired years ago, but others are recent — very recent — history. ]
For fans, TV characters sometimes feel like old friends. That’s why their deaths often come with a heavy blow—even in the fictional worlds they live in.
Over the years, several hit shows killed off main characters at the peak of their popularity, for many reasons. Maybe an actor is getting ready to leave; maybe the storytelling is necessary; maybe the writers are following the source material; or, in some cases, some bad behavior is happening behind the scenes.
Whatever the reason, fans are often devastated by departures, especially considering the series itself is dead. Here, we collected 0010 Most shocking death in TV history. From Henry Black’s heartbreaking and tragic journey home in M*A*S*H , to Glenn Rhee’s journey home in Negan in The Walking Brutal end of Bat Lucille’s men die from to Inheritance Logan Roy’s death on a plane in Season 4, these Each of these deaths is filled with heavy blows. Read on to learn more.
For Joe For King Ferry (Jack Gleeson), it wasn’t a happy wedding after all. Thrones made a series-changing move, Joffrey was poisoned at his own wedding reception. Tyrion Lannister (Peter Dinklate) is falsely accused and arrested, but the real perpetrators are later revealed to be Lady Olenna Tyrell (Diana Rigg) and Lord Petyr Baelish (Aiden Gillen) .
He gets away with it in the pilot, but ends up catching up with the Roy family patriarch and media mogul for three episodes in the fourth season of the HBO series. During a business trip to Sweden, Logan (Brian Cox) is found in the bathroom of his private jet. Despite receiving medical attention and a series of chest compressions, he died as his kids (except Connor) take turns saying goodbye over the phone. While this is the final season of the Emmy-winning series, there are still seven episodes left to deal with the fallout from Logan’s death.
Giancarlo Esposito had to face the harsh truth of AMC’s Breaking Season 4 finale sucks when creator Vince Gilligan told him his character drug lord Gus will get his face blown off in the final episode of the year. “He gave me a full tip. I said, ‘Okay, okay, as long as it’s great!’ He said: ‘It will! We want to blow your face off! seconds – he’d button up his jacket, straighten his tie – and drop dead,” The actor told THR. “Vince figured out this brilliant way to get me out – I totally trust him .”
Ryan Price, Mad Men
Nobody dare mess with Don Draper. Jared Harris’ office door from Mad Men was never the same. After Jon Hamm’s Draper discovered that Lane had forged company checks in Don’s name, the character chose to take his own life rather than resign. “When someone says ‘come to my office,’ it’s not a good time,” Harris told THR. Elevator, but when we got to the door, [showrunner Matt Weiner] said, “So, I have something to tell you.” I went, ‘Uh oh. He said, “Yes, I’m sorry.” And he gave me some really nice brandy. “
Will Gardner, The Good Wife
In “Drama, Your Honor” from The Good Wife , Lockhart Gardner lawyer Will Gardner ( Josh Charles) was shot dead in court by his deranged client, was later Declared dead in hospital.
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After being covered by CBS ) Two and a Half Men , creator Chuck Lorre wrote when his character Charlie Harper was hit by a speeding subway The story of embattled star Charlie Sheen exiting the series opens the door for Ashton Kutcher’s internet billionaire to arrive.
there are so many shocking Of the deaths, it’s hard to choose which one is the most surprising. But the death of Glenn Lee (Steven Yeun), who had been on the AMC series since the beginning, hit fans especially hard. In the season seven premiere, he was tragically killed by Negan (Jeffrey Dean Morgan) and his bat, Lucille. Glenn’s death is also reminiscent of how the character died in the Robert Kirkman comic series. The episode also includes Negan’s brutal murder of Abraham Ford (Michael Kulits).
After years of reluctantly posing as an informant to the FBI, Adriana (Drea de Matteo) ) is finally here in the fifth season of The Sopranos and cleanly having her boyfriend Christopher (Michael Imperioli) betray her to his family. Paulie Walnuts (Tony Sirico) does the dirty work of taking her into the woods, never to be seen again.
For Game of Thrones fans who are not familiar with George RR Martin’s books, watch it in season 1 Surprised by Ned Stark’s (Sean Bean) beheading, as the HBO fantasy series hits the leading man hard.
Dominic Monaghan’s Charlie Pace makes the ultimate sacrifice for his slain countrymen in Season 3. After Desmond (Henry Ian Cusick) began to foresee Charlie’s death in his dreams and visions, the drug-addicted one-time rock star drowned trying to save other survivors . His character later appears in flashbacks and as a guide to his friend Hurley (Jorge Garcia) as well as in the season finale.
Edie Britt, ‘Desperate Housewives’
Nicollette Sheridan stars as Edie Britt, who dies in a power line collapse after discovering her new husband’s plan for revenge. But behind the scenes, her departure was just as dramatic: The actress sued ABC and Desperate Housewives creator and executive producer Mark Cherry, claiming she She told the network that Cherry had verbally abused her and other cast and crew members and beat her while they were on set. In October 2021, a judge denied her efforts to resume the trial.
Patrick Dempsey Derek Shepherd — husband and longtime lover of Meredith Grey — is In this season was killed ending. He appeared in the dream again during the season 006 premieres and returns for the next episode. For fan favorite Dempsey, the decision to quit the veteran medical drama came early, with one year remaining on his contract. “There were HR issues. It was never sexual. He kind of intimidated the set. Some of the actors had all sorts of PTSD with him,” recalls Executive Producer James D. Parriott , he was brought back to the series to oversee Dempsey’s exit, in Lynette Rice’s book How to Save Lives: Inside Grey’s Anatomy.
Anthony Edwards fan favorite Dr. Mark Greene wrote at 730 after he was diagnosed with an aggressive form of brain cancer. It’s an emotional farewell to the character, who was able to marry Dr. Elizabeth Cody (Alex Kingston) and witness the birth of their daughter a year after his first diagnosis .
A huge twist for fans waiting to see if Nancy (Patricia Wettig) has recovered, the good news from the hospital is followed by lead character Peter News that Holden’s character Gary has died in a car accident.
“OMG! They killed Kenny! You bastard!” started South Park’ tells Kenny McCormick’s catchphrase every week in various ways – from having his head bitten off by Ozzy Osbourne to being beaten by a spasming monkey – during the course almost032 episodes. But in 1296, co-creators Matt Stone and Trey Parker killed the hooded fourth grader for good with a muscle disease A slow and painful death. Stone said at the time it was an “easy decision.” “I think a lot of people probably haven’t noticed,” Stone said at the time. “I don’t care. I hate that character.” He is quickly replaced by Stan’s new friend Butters.
TR Knight’s George O’Malley, whose heart sank and was unable to speak after being hit by a bus, by writing “”exist at the hands of one of his best friends on the ABC medical drama. After Knight asked to be released from his Grey’s Anatomy contract, he stepped away from the behind-the-scenes conflict over reduced screen time.
Prue Halliwell (Shannen Doherty), one of three witch sisters, was murdered in Season 3 by Shax, a dangerous source of all evil personal assassin. Doherty’s departure follows reports of a feud with co-star Alyssa Milano. While Doherty denied any feud with her co-star, Milano admitted to having some “hard days” on set. After her departure, Rose McGowan was brought in to fill the void as the long-lost Halliwell sisters.
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Mischa Barton as Marissa Cooper travels to Greece to join her father in The third season finale of The OC’. When her boyfriend Ryan Atwood (Benjamin McKenzie) drives her to the airport, her vengeful drunken ex Kevin Walchock (Kevin Gigandet) throws them off the road , causing the car to overturn multiple times and lead to her death. Series creator Josh Schwartz later said that the decision to kill Marissa was purely a creative one: “It has a lot to do with creative feeling, as far as Always on the card for this character like this, she’s a born tragic heroine, and part of the Ryan/Marisa story is him trying to save her from her irredeemable fate.”
Julie Benz as Rita Morgan was the biggest victim in the life of serial killer Dexter Morgan until the series finale declared that Deb (Jennifer Carpenter) ). After a head-to-head confrontation with John Lithgow’s Emmy-winning Trinity Killer, Dexter (Michael C. Hall) finds his wife dead in a In a bathtub of blood — with their young son Harrison sitting nearby — the scene evokes Dex’s childhood.
Lieutenant Colonel Henry Blake, MD (McLean Stevenson) Suffered one of the most tragic and heartbreaking deaths in television history. After Stevenson announced his intention to leave the show at the end of season three, decided to “use the character’s departure in some meaningful way,” creating said Larry Gerbart. “M*A*S*H Not everyone is having fun. M*A*S*H Not about a happy ending. So, after finally being released from the hospital, Blake bids his farewell and departs in a helicopter. In the final scene of the episode, Radar (Gary Burhoff) announces that Blake was killed when his plane was shot down in the Sea of Japan. The The character’s fate shocked the nation – and most of the cast and crew.
Nicholas Brody, Homeland 1235369040 Image Source : Kent Smith/Showtime Networks/Courtesy Everett Compilation
As a character once eloquently pointed out, Brody (Damian Lewis) was a bit of a cockroach — until the end of season three, of course, when the Showtime series hangs him in front of an angry mob, killing Dead half of the core duo. Brody technically dies as a hero, though his motives are still a bit murky after three rough years of going from terrorist to informant. However, he doesn’t quite Disappeared: In the season four episode “The Return,” Brody appears in Carrie’s (Claire Danes) drug-induced hallucinations. 1235012803 93764859 93764859 50379662