Spoilers ahead…

Sean Bean has become infamous for dying on screen, he has bitten the dust approximately 25 times in various TV and film roles and as a result as had a myriad of online memes and videos on the subject. It seems the actor takes it all in good fun though, speaking to The Radio Times promoting TNT’s “Legends” he said:

“I have died quite a few times to be fair. I’ve seen that reel of clips – it sounds a bit macabre, but I watched that back, and I’d forgotten some of the scenes I’d died in… (I don’t) take it to heart… For some reason, the parts I play, like Boromir or Ned Stark, have a life online long afterwards. I keep seeing, what do you call them – memes? ‘One does not simply ask for a drink’ instead of ‘One does not simply walk into Mordor’ – that sort of thing. They’ll probably be my unintended legacy.”

His deaths have ranged from beheadings, to multiple arrow wounds and to being impaled. Check out one of the more bizarre deaths of the Yorkshireman in 1990s “The Field” below, when a stampede of cattle see that he his shoved to his death. A selection of some of the more amusing memes are below too.

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