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Old 06-19-2017, 06:27 PM
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In Designing Women, Hal Holbrook played Julia Sugarbaker's boyfriend throughout the first four seasons. When Season 5 rolled around, Holbrook was busy with Evening Shade, and his DW character died from a heart attack. I remember this only because Suzanne Sugarbaker became unusually kind and supportive toward her sister.
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Though she never made the screen, Howard's mother on The Big Bang Theory. Bernadette's best line. One way or another we are leaving this airport with a dead woman.
Didn't Tim Allen's "father" die in Tool Time? Or was it Mr. Binford?

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Though she never made the screen, Howard's mother on The Big Bang Theory.
Actually, the actress who voiced the role, Carol Ann Susi, died and that's exactly why they killed off the character.
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Old 06-21-2017, 04:32 PM
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Didn't Tim Allen's "father" die in Tool Time? Or was it Mr. Binford?
Mr. Binford definitely died but I don't ever remember him actually being on the show.
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Old 06-22-2017, 09:41 AM
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I'd guess why this was missed is because the Big News was that the producers actually stopped killing Kenny every episode on South Park ...

Willy E. Coyote died about every 30 seconds during his run on the Bugs Bunny/Roadrunner Hour ... (didn't mess up my brain) ...
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I'd guess why this was missed is because the Big News was that the producers actually stopped killing Kenny every episode on South Park ...

Willy E. Coyote died about every 30 seconds during his run on the Bugs Bunny/Roadrunner Hour ... (didn't mess up my brain) ...
Technically speaking, a character who dies but later comes back to life is merely killed. What this thread's looking for are characters who die and remain dead, which means they're killed off.
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Mr. Binford definitely died but I don't ever remember him actually being on the show.
I seem to recall him showing up in flashbacks, at least.
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Didn't Tim Allen's "father" die in Tool Time? Or was it Mr. Binford?
Jill's father had a heart attack and died off-screen. BTW, the show was called Home Improvement. "Tool Time" was the show-within-the-show that Tim Allen's character hosted. I wouldn't call Jill's father a "major character," although he had appeared a few times.

Similarly, Marshall's father died of an off-screen heart attack on How I Met Your Mother. Played by Bill Fagerbakke, he had appeared in several episodes.
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I seem to recall him showing up in flashbacks, at least.

Are you perhaps thing of Charlie Robinson who played Bud Harper, the CEO of Binford Tools in the later seasons?
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