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The Vampire Diaries Stars Look Back on the Show's Most Painful Deaths

And reveal why they don't throw goodbye parties anymore

Sadie Gennis

The Vampire Diariesbroke our hearts last week when they revealed Damon (Ian Somerhalder) had ruthlessly murdered Tyler Lockwood (Michael Trevino). In honor of Tyler and all those fan-favorites who have died over the course of The Vampire Diaries' eight-season run, we asked the stars to reveal which character's death impacted them the most.

"I think the most painful death for me was Vicki," Candice King tells "She was the first to go. Kayla Ewell will always be a member of this vampire family."


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"That scene where Sheriff Forbes (Marguerite MacIntyre) dies was really, really hard for me," Somerhalder adds. "It was hard seeing the life end of someone, even if it was fictional."

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But as Paul Wesley points out, most TVD deaths are not that heartbreaking in the end "because everyone comes back to life."

"Every time there was a death, everyone was always upset, like, 'Let's all get together for goodbye drinks!'" King explains. "I think Matt Davis ended that once there was a big goodbye party for him and then he was back a year later. Everyone was like, 'Well, glad we went to all that effort for some big surprise goodbye party!'"

What do you think was the most painful Vampire Diaries death of all time?

The Vampire Diaries airs Fridays at 8/7c on the CW.

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