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Tribute: The TV characters we lost this year

Michael Slezak remembers Denny Duquette, Mr. Eko, Marissa Cooper, and the other TV characters dramatically killed off this year

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Grey's Anatomy: Scott Garfield

Denny Duquette (Jeffrey Dean Morgan)
Grey’s Anatomy

Closet millionaire Denny Duquette died during May sweeps from complications following heart-transplant surgery at Seattle Grace Hospital. He is survived by a fiancĂ©e, Isobel ”Izzie” Stevens, a surgical intern who may have contributed to his death prior to attending a prom. (Don’t ask.) More importantly, though, Duquette leaves behind a blueprint for how men can look hot and stubbly while stricken and attached to tubes, heart monitors, and even LVAD machines.