William Mapother (Ethan Rom)
When He Died Season 1, episode 15
How He Died He was shot by Charlie, whom he’d once tried to kill.
On learning he would die ”Although I had only been on a few episodes, I was looking forward to some more, and I thought, ‘Arrgh! To be gone so quickly after having tasted the fruit of the show.’ I felt sorry for Ethan. He was unarmed, and Charlie pulled out a gun. I felt sympathy for Ethan. So I wept for me, and I wept for Ethan.”
Daniel Roebuck (Dr. Leslie Arzt)
When he died Season 1, episode 24
How he died Exploded outside the Black Rock while handling dynamite and explaining the temperamental nature of nitroglycerin.
On shooting his death scene ”I remember standing there, and then a cloud came over. I’m holding the dynamite, waiting for the cloud to pass. It was one minute, two minutes, and nobody was breathing. It was absurd from my point of view. There were 100 people waiting for me to explode.”
Ian Somerhalder (Boone Carlyle)
When he died Season 1, episode 20
How he died Suffered massive injuries when the tree-lodged plane that he was in fell to the ground.
On surviving one plane crash, only to die in another ”The irony aspect of it kind of killed me — literally. I joked to [exec producer] Damon Lindelof, ‘I fell 30,000 feet out of a [jumbo jet] and survived. And then I fell 30 feet out of a Beechcraft and died.’ I always pondered how that was possible.”
Cynthia Watros (Elizabeth ”Libby” Smith)
When she died Season 2, episode 20
How she died Shot by Michael moments after he gunned down Ana Lucia.
On shooting her death scene ”It was difficult in the sense that she had a long death. I had to spit up some blood. It took me a couple of seconds even after they said ‘Cut’ to sort of shake that off. I remember it was just a very emotional, difficult thing for me to do.”
Marsha Thomason (Naomi Dorrit)
When she died Season 4, episode 1
How she died Locke threw a knife into her back during her Widmore-sponsored mission to abduct Ben.
On learning about her death ”I actually found out in kind of a funny way because I hadn’t met Terry O’Quinn, who killed me. Then Terry shows up and he’s chatting with everybody and goes, ‘Have you guys read the new script?’ Everybody says, ‘No. We’ve been here.’ ‘Well, I kill the new girl.’ And then everybody goes [awkwardly], ‘This is Marsha.’ And that’s how I found out I was dying.”
Mira Furlan (Danielle Rousseau)
When she died Season 4, episode 8
How she died Shot by Widmore’s men while trying to escape with Alex and Karl.
On her death scene ”It was very brief. I thought that Rousseau needed more. I would have loved for her to have a big dying scene. Especially when, for four years, I was trying to find my daughter, [Alex], and I finally did, and then nothing happened. [Laughs] You take those things with humor. I tried to take it gracefully.”
Harold Perrineau (Michael Dawson)
When he died Season 4, episode 13
How he died Blown to bits on the Kahana while trying to deactivate a bomb.
On his mode of death ”Some of the deaths you can come back from. The Island was really mysterious. One, I wasn’t on the Island, and two, the boat blew up, so I thought for sure Michael was gone. If he’s going to go, we’re just going to obliterate him. And I thought, ‘That’s perfect. Like, really, just let it all go.”’
Rebecca Mader (Charlotte Lewis)
When she died Season 5, episode 5
How she died While jumping through time, Charlotte developed nosebleeds and headaches until she ultimately collapsed.
On learning she would die ”I was in a pub, which is a good place to get the news because then I got really drunk. I was disappointed because when I found out she was going to die, we still hadn’t found out who she was or why she was on the Island.”
Elizabeth Mitchell (Dr. Juliet Burke)
When she died Season 6, episode 1
How she died From injuries after falling into the Swan station’s pit and detonating the Jughead hydrogen bomb.
On shooting her death scene ”That was my very last scene to shoot, so it was actually a really sweet thing because everybody came to say goodbye. Jorge [Garcia] brought champagne, and Josh [Holloway] and I cried and screamed a lot. It was a really long tunnel, so I was all done up with wires. Josh was still able to almost pull me out!”— Dan Snierson and John Young