On a show about the undead and the mortals that love them, it’s safe to assume that there would be a lot of bloodshed on True Blood. Living in Bon Temps is a pretty tricky business, but actually staying alive is even harder. True Blood fans saw their fair share of heroes and villains bite the dust over the course of seven seasons (which you can stream on HBO Now), and the show made it clear that no one was safe. Some deaths were insane because of the brutality, while others brought the shock that can only come from an abrupt loss. Death was always entwined with the fabric of True Blood, so let’s take a look back at some of the most memorable. And of course, be aware that there are spoilers ahead.
10. Steve Newlin
Steve Newlin (Michael McMillan) was introduced in season two as the charismatic and malevolent leader of the Fellowship Of The Sun, and over the course of the next five seasons came out as both a vampire and a gay man. Moving from cartoonish villain to weirdly endearing pragmatist, Newlin unfortunately met the true death at the hands of his wife’s (Anna Camp) goons, with a last cry of “I love you, Jason Stackhouse” as he was engulfed in flames.