Sometimes the hardest part of having a favorite TV show is watching a great character meet their (usually untimely) demise. But these final moments with beloved characters can also be fantastic, memorable, even poetic when the character gets a proper send off. Everybody wants to go out in style… or at least have a scene where another character cries over the loss of their character while audiences at home hopefully do the same.
However not all TV characters are given the luxury of a proper goodbye. Here are a few characters who were cheated out of sharing their final breaths (no pun intended, Charlie from Lost, who had a beautiful tearjerker of a death scene) with the world.
(Beware, this post will include spoilers about characters in TV shows who have died. But if you continue reading and haven’t realized that by now you have no one to blame but yourself.)
10. Charlie Harper on Two And A Half Men
Even though we all knew it was coming, how great would it have been to get Charlie “Tiger Blood” Sheen back for a death scene? He was literally the main character on the show and the season nine opener showed the audience his funeral. It was funny for sure, but the funniest part is the image that Rose paints the guests at the funeral of Charlie’s body exploding when he was hit by a train and implying that she may have helped gravity out when it came to his fatal fall. That would have been hilarious to see.
A character this big not having a death scene is really just too bad. If his exit from the show had been planned, it’s pretty certain that the Two And A Half Men gods would have created a death scene to remember. (But being replaced by Ashton Kutcher’s gotta be nice, at least for the fans.)
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