'Desperate Housewives' Is Killing Off A Major Character — Who Do You Think Is Dying?

Thu, January 26, 2012 2:33pm EST by 26 Comments
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Share your theories & vote for which Fairview resident you think will (or should) bite the dust. I’m dying to find out!

It’s too bad real-estate goddess Edie Britt (Nicolette Sheridan) isn’t around anymore, because there’s about to be a vacancy on Wisteria Lane! Entertainment Weekly is reporting that a “major character” will be killed off Desperate Housewives on an episode scheduled for March 2012, and to give you an idea of just how shocking the death will be, the cast was just informed of the tragic twist last week!

So which Wisterian should fear the Reaper? It’s safe to say the four main women — Susan (Teri Hatcher), Bree (Marcia Cross), Gaby (Eva Longoria) and Lynette (Felicity Huffman) — will all live to see the series finale, but EW did promise it would be a “major character,” so that still leaves plenty of options!

In fact, many main characters are currently in pretty dangerous situations that could easily become life-threatening: Carlos (Ricardo Chavira), for example, has been in and out of rehab, while Mike (James Denton) was literally threatened by the mob just a few weeks ago.

The Insider places the proverbial target on Renée (Vanessa Williams) because, while her death would certainly make for a dramatic turn of events, her absence would hardly ruin the show.

And then there’s good ol’ Mrs. McCluskey (Kathryn Joosten.) Not only does Desperate Housewives have a history of hyping the deaths of the elederly — hello, Ida Greenberg — but I think we could all manage a few weeks without Karen’s judgmental quips.

So who do YOU think will be saying farewell to Fairview in March? Vote below, then hit up the comments section with your reasoning!

— Andy Swift

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