Way back when I got my first paid journalism gig at The Leader-Herald in Gloversville, NY, a wise editor told me that nothing makes readers angrier than finding an error on the obituaries page. Well, I’d like to amend his statement to include omitting someone’s obituary altogether. It’s a lesson I learned the hard way after writing a gallery for EW.com a couple weeks back called “Obit Players,” focusing on 10 major TV characters who died in 2006. I chose to write about Denny Duquette (Grey’s Anatomy), Louanne ‘Kat’ Katraine (Battlestar Galactica), Mr. Eko (Lost), Eden McCain (Heroes), William Walker (Brothers & Sisters), Alexandra Borgia (Law & Order), Marissa Cooper (The O.C.), Veronica Donovan (Prison Break), Andrea Moreno (The Ghost Whisperer), and Edgar Stiles (24). In the process, I left out a number of dearly departed series regulars, including Leo of The West Wing, Jack and Irina from Alias, Lemonhead of The Shield, and Bodie from The Wire (pictured).
So, PopWatchers, here’s your chance to make things right. Which late, great characters got overlooked in my gallery? Start your eulogizing in the comments section below.addCredit(“The Wire: Paul Schiraldi”)