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17 Times Actors Asked Their Show’s Writers To Kill Off Their Characters

In such a world as Hollywood, nothing is impossible. We can see that some movie stars started their acting career with small roles in some movies, which paved the way for their successful careers in this competitive industry. Normally, they have to make use of any opportunity they’re given. Still, while some actors have struggled to get a role in movies or TV shows, numerous ones wanted to leave their shows for multiple reasons.

Indeed, some actors were actually forced to leave their shows so they asked the writers and the showrunners to kill off their on-screen characters. The reasons are quite different – some had to handle family problems and some have new projects waiting. Amazingly, some even felt it was no longer fun. Below are 17 actors who suggested the show’s writer eliminate their characters. Let’s scroll down and check them out!

#1 Kevin Alejandro as Dan on Lucifer was killed by a hitman in Season 5

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#2 Aidan Turner as Mitchell on Being Human decided to leave the show to appear in The Hobbit.

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#3 Dean Norris as Hank on Breaking Bad, suggested killing off his character in the first half of the last season.

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#4 Josh Bowman as Daniel on Revenge was killed off in Season 3. He said that his role has changed and that playing is difficult for him.

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#5 Julian Glover as Grand Maester Pycelle on Game of Thrones

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

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

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

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

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

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#11 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.

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#12 Tom Payne as Jesus on The Walking Dead

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

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

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

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#16 Frank Dillane as Nick on Fear the Walking Dead

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

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