The 15 Most Shocking TV Deaths of 2011
[WARNING: *MAJOR* 2011 TV SEASON SPOILERS INSIDE!!!]If you’re any kind of television fan, you’ve probably noticed just how many of your favorite characters are constantly being killed off – sometimes in the most horrific ways possible. Of course, a year is pretty long… and you may have forgotten some of the characters we lost this year. Luckily, we at Screen Rant are very obsessive about television character deaths, so we put together a list of the 15 most shocking deaths from the 2011 TV season. What does "most shocking" mean? Well, you’ll have to find out for yourself. It should go without saying that there are MASSIVE SPOILERS contained within. If you’ve kept up with this season of TV (or don’t mind being spoiled), you shouldn’t have any problem - but if you're behind on any shows (DVR/Tivo/Netflix) you might not want to read this! Want to look back at more TV moments of 2011? The 12 Most WTF TV Moments of 2011 The 5 Most Popular TV Moments of 2011
Herman Kozik - 'Sons of Anarchy'Age: Unknown Date of Death: November 15, 2011 ("Call of Duty") Cause of Death: Accidental Killed By: Stepping on a land mind Final Words: "You gotta be shittin me!" Played By: Kenny Johnson Initially brought in from Tacoma to provide extra muscle for SAMCRO, Kozik decided to stick around Charming for a bit. After settling his feud with Tig (Kim Coates) over a dog named Missy, Kozik began to feel like part of the family. Unfortunately, when fighting the Logo Cartel, Kozik stepped on a mine and exploded into tiny pieces. Similar to Brian Austin Green's death in The Sarah Conner Chronicles, it was was quick and the action never stopped to acknowledge what happened.
Ben Harmon - 'American Horror Story'Age: Unknown Date of Death: December 21, 2011 ("Afterbirth") Cause of Death: Hanging Killed By: Hayden & Additional Ghosts Final Words: "Viv!" Played By: Dylan McDermott While it can certainly be said that American Horror Story has an affinity for killing, well, everyone, the death of Dr. Ben Harmon came at a bit of a surprise. With nothing left to lose, the only thing he had to do was walk out the front door. Too bad the ghost of his dead, pregnant mistress Hayden (Kate Mara), along with some previously killed intruders, was standing in his way. No matter how hard he fought, Ben couldn't stop them from hanging him over the staircase. But, hey, at least "his baby" is safe... that psycho.
Piermont 'Piney' Winston - 'Sons of Anarchy'
Age: Mid-60s Date of Death: October 25, 2011 ("Family Recipe") Cause of Death: Shotgun to the chest Killed By: Clay Morrow Final Words: "Just leave her out of it, huh." Played By: William Lucking One of the original nine members of the Sons of Anarchy, Piney not only served as the voice of reason in the club, but also a voice of reason to Jax (Charlie Hunnam) and his deceased father, John. When some of John's letters from the past began to cause trouble for Clay (Ron Pearlman), he attempts to get rid of them any way possible - including killing Piney, the man that vouched for him to join the Sons in the first place.