When the Actors Die, do the Characters Die?

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When the Actors Die, do the Characters Die?

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Agent.MontyWhittaker wrote:This topic is about characters that are dead on the show, like for example, Tom Riley and many others. Talk about the characters that are dead.
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Agent.MontyWhittaker wrote:This topic is about characters that are dead on the show, like for example, Tom Riley and many others. Talk about the characters that are dead.
Sir, please let me stop you there. We don't know for certain Tom is...deceased. I like to imagine he moved to Wyoming and runs a therapeutic horse camp for teens at risk. :) It probably could be argued, though it sounds nice.
This is actually a pretty good topic right here. When an actor dies, do you tend to headcanon that they're dead? For me, Bernard's still alive, but Tom's always pictured with the white hair and he's been around since episode one so I find it easy to imagine him dying. I never really thought about the details though. What's on Tom's tombstone, for instance? Maybe,

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Or more likely, "He made people a little happier, a little kinder, and a little wiser."
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....and now I'm crying again. Thanks Pound Foolish!
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To me, if an old character disappears from the show they are dead and if a young character (like a kid) disappears they've grown up and moved away. Though it is a nice thought, I find it hard to imagine that they're still around and for some weird reason we just never see them interact with the other characters.
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I think to me it depends on how much I liked the character. For an example, to me, Tom Riley will never be dead. He is amazing and one of the oldest characters so to me he will never be dead. But other than ones like that I agree with Novatom.
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