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17 Actors Who Asked Their Show’s Writers To Kill Off Their Character

There are many actors who wanted to leave their shows for many reasons. They suggested the writers and the showrunners to kill off their on-screen characters. Some had new projects waiting, some had to deal with family stuff and some even felt it was no longer fun. Here is a list of actors on famous shows who asked the writers to kill off their characters.

1. Dean Norris as Hank on Breaking Bad, suggested to kill off his character in the first half of the last season.

Dean Norris as Hank on Breaking Bad
Hank Died in the last season

2. Monica Keena as Abby on Dawson’s Creek asked to kill off her character to pursue other projects.

Monica Keena as Abby on Dawson's Creek
Abby on Dawson’s Creek

3. Eric Balfour as Milo on 24 asked to kill off his character because he needed change.

Eric Balfour as Milo on 24
Milo died after terrorists shot him while protecting Nadia.

4. Daniel Gillies as Joel on Saving Hope asked to be killed at the beginning of season 3 because he was exhausted from filming both, Saving Hope and The Originals.

Daniel Gillies as Joel on Saving Hope
Daniel Gillies in Saving Hope

5. Mischa Barton as Marissa on The O.C. was killed in a car accident.

Mischa Barton as Marissa on The O.C.
Marisa died in a car accident

6. Paul Wesley as Stefan on The Vampire Diaries died at the end of the series finale after sacrificing himself to stop Katherine.

Paul Wesley as Stefan on The Vampire Diaries
Paul’s wish to die at the end was granted

7. Chyler Leigh on Grey’s Anatomy came with a mutual decision with the creators to kill off Lexie.

Chyler Leigh as Lexie on Grey's Anatomy
Lexie on Grey’s Anatomy

8. Emma Caulfield as Anya on Buffy the Vampire Slayer thought it would be poetic for Anya to die for “people she could never understand”.

Emma Caulfield as Anya on Buffy the Vampire Slayer
Anya died as the gang fought the First

9. Josh Bowman as Daniel on Revenge was killed off in Season 3. He said that his role has changed more and it is difficult for him to play.

Josh Bowman as Daniel on Revenge
Bowman told his role has changed

10. Kevin Alejandro as Dan on Lucifer was killed by a hitman in Season 5

Kevin Alejandro as Dan on Lucifer
A hit man murdered Dan

11. Ashley Madekwe as Ashley on Revenge, wanted her character to die in a “blaze of glory”.

Ashley Madekwe as Ashley on Revenge
Ashley Madekwe playing Ashley on Revenge.

12. Jessalyn Gilsig as Siggy on Vikings demanded to kill off her character to deal with personal/family issues.

Jessalyn Gilsig as Siggy on Vikings
Gilsig had to deal with personal/family issues

13. Aidan Turner as Mitchell on Being Human decided to leave the shoe to appear in The Hobbit.

Aidan Turner as Mitchell on Being Human
Mitchell’s friend George murdered him on the show.

14. Troian Bellisario as Spencer on Pretty Little Liars; because she thought her character would become more interesting after its death.

Troian Bellisario as Spencer on Pretty Little Liars
Spencer on Pretty Little Liars

15. Julian Glover as Grand Maester Pycelle on Game of Thrones

Julian Glover as Grand Maester Pycelle on Game of Thrones
Glover playing Maester Pycelle

16. Tom Payne as Jesus on The Walking Dead

Tom Payne as Jesus on The Walking Dead
Tom Payne in The Walking Dead

17. Frank Dillane as Nick on Fear the Walking Dead

Frank Dillane as Nick on Fear the Walking Dead
Frank Dillane in Fear The Walking Dead

Written by FandomWire Staff