People sure get attached to fictional TV characters. When writers do something unexpected like going and writing off beloved characters like Joyce Summers from Buffy or Carl Grimes from The Walking Dead, fans will be a bit shocked.
But it’s not always the writer; sometimes actors ask for their character to die, like Mischa Barton on The OC. Even so, it doesn’t make the death any less jaw-dropping. Grab some tissues, because here are some of the most unexpected and shocking TV deaths.
Bob Newby Sacrificing Himself In Stranger Things
Sorry, but a show can’t just write off an actor who plays Samwise, Rudy, and a Goonie. It’s just all sorts of wrong. That’s why fans of the sci-fi series Stranger Things were so startled witnessing Bob Newby’s death, played by Sean Astin. Granted, he went out like a true hero, saving Joyce, aka his gal, and her family before taking on the juvenile Demogorgons by himself.
Bob, the employees at Hawkins Radio Shack salute you and your sacrifice. But that doesn’t mean viewers are over the death; it hit way too hard for anyone’s personal wellbeing.