Lost: A Major Character Death Is Coming

A regular castmember will be leaving the hit ABC series...

By Kristin Dos Santos Mar 11, 2009 10:41 PMTags

When the rumor started earlier this month that Evangeline Lilly might be leaving Lost, many of you fans were relieved to hear from Evie herself that she's not going AWOL.

"I am very happy on Lost and have no reason to look anywhere else for a home," she told us.

But now, inside sources spill that a major character death is coming—and that the person who is leaving the show was not the first to know.

So, could it be Evie? If not, who is it?

Here's what I can tell you about this death:

  • A current series regular is getting killed before the end of season five.
  • The character who will die is someone who is much-loved by many of you fans.
  • This is a real leaving-the-show death, à la Shannon or Charlie, not a quick-fix time-travel death like Jeremy Bentham/John Locke.
  • The character getting killed off is not, I repeat, not Evie's character Kate Austen.

And a source close to the show tells me that the person who's being killed off just learned of their character's fate late last week, and the news hit hard.

As for the timing of when this death will happen onscreen, I can only tell you that while the character's end is still a ways out, it will go down this season.

Who will it be?

I certainly cannot tell, and surely you do not want to know, because in usual kickass Lost fashion, you know that how it plays out will be surprising and awesome and jaw-dropping. You can, of course, post your guesses in the comments.

Lost returns with an all-new ep, "Namaste," next Wednesday at 9 p.m.