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No, no, no! We're only three episodes in to the final season of True Blood, and all our favorite characters seem to be dropping like flies!

And the most recent death is almost too much to handle.

MAJOR SPOILERS AHEAD!

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RIP Alcide!

That's right, folks. Everyone's favorite, mega-hottie werewolf is officially no longer with us. 

Joe Manganiello sat down with TVLine to discuss his character's shocking death and when he found out his character was going to be offed.

"Honestly, I called it as soon as I read the finale last season," Joe said in the interview. "There was no way they could keep him around. Sookie has to settle things with the vampire guys, and you can’t have Sookie break Alcide’s heart because then the audience isn’t going to side with her or identify with her."



Joe goes on to say he found out about the death during a  dinner with showrunner Brian Buckner. Apparently Brian only brought three scripts to the dinner and bluntly said, "You know we’re killing you, right?"

Ouch. Nothing like getting straight to the point, Brian.

Joe might not be on True Blood any more, but at least we can look forward to seeing more — a lot more — of him in the Magic Mike sequel, which is set to begin shooting in the fall. 

Truebies, what did you think about Alcide's death? Were you completely shocked they decided to kill off his character? Let us know your reactions in the comments below!

Source: TVLine