Birthday special: The tale of two Sean Bean deaths

Written by Kshitij Rawat
| New Delhi |
Updated: April 17, 2018 6:30:37 am

Sean Bean turns 59 today.

It is morbid to talk about death on somebody’s birthday, but Sean Bean is an actor who is more famous for dying onscreen than he is for acting. Of course, he is an incredible performer with a subtlety that would make many green with envy. But so many of his characters in movies and TV shows have died that he has become a butt of jokes online. Viewers are surprised whenever he survives a show or a movie, which is rare enough. It is not just deaths, it is the variety of ways in which Bean has died. He has been beheaded, shot, driven off a cliff by a herd of cattle (yes!), impaled by arrows … and the list goes on.

But both the two most famous and talked about deaths of Sean Bane have come in the fantasy genre: In The Lord of the Rings: The…

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