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This Was Sean Bean's Most 'Psychologically Dramatic' Onscreen Death

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NEW YORK, NY - AUGUST 05: Actor Sean Bean attends the 'Legends' Series Premiere at Tribeca Grand Screening Room on August 5, 2014 in New York City. (Photo by Monica Schipper/Getty Images) | Monica Schipper via Getty Images

It's no news that Sean Bean has died a lot of times in a variety of gruesome ways. Having died approximately 25 deaths -- something the actor said wasn't too bad since it's only a "25 percent death rate" -- TNT is promoting Bean's new show, "Legends," with #DontKillSeanBean, because enough is enough.

In his Reddit AMA on Tuesday, Aug. 5, Bean revealed that he has indeed watched his fan-made death reel and recently, while on HuffPost Live, he shared that his favorite death was that of Boromir in "The Lord of the Rings" (good choice). However, there is another death that particularly stands out for Bean.

Asked over the phone about the most memorable shoot for a death scene, Bean immediately cited Ned Stark's beheading in "Game of Thrones." "I guess it wasn't quite as physical as Boromir's death, but it was a ghastly moment, shocking -- just full of sheer betrayal," Bean told HuffPost TV. "This one man who was the moral compass, who was a good man, and his demise was sorely a loss."

While Bean's many characters have met death by impalement with an anchor, being buried alive, freezing to death and being crushed by an antenna (just to name a few), Bean still says Ned's was the most mentally challenging one to shoot. "Psychologically that was a very dramatic moment for me, when Prince Joffrey reneged on his earlier promises," he said. "I think that's what made it particularly shocking and moving."

Although it's a sad moment, the former Lord of Winterfell went on to say how much he's flattered by his "Game of Thrones" fans who still mourn Ned's death. "It's kind of a compliment, really."

"Legends" premieres Aug. 13 at 9 p.m. ET on TNT.

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