If there's one thing Grey's Anatomy is better at than making us laugh and cry during EVERY SINGLE EPISODE, it's killing off it's characters (which usually causes the crying).
Do you ever wonder how they decide the different ways they'll kill off each character? like why George had to tragically get hit by a bus and Christina go the dream card and just moved to Switzerland? like why couldn't George have a happy long life? why did he have to die when he was the best? WHY SHONDA WHY...
Well according to Ellen Pompeo, a.k.a Merideth Grey, it all comes down to the actor's off screen behaviour.
While talking with ET, Ellen said:
You only get killed off when your behavior is bad. If you're a nice actor, you die nice
Ellen used Christina who left for Switzerland as an example. "[She] left in the most amazing way. She gave everybody so much notice."
So if you've got a bad off screen attitude, then you'll have a tragic death on on the show? So going by that logic, let's just take a little trip down memory lane...
You've got George who got hit by a bus (obviously), Lexi who died in the plane crash, and Mark Sloan that died from the same crash, and obviously we can't forget Denny Duquette.
You're telling us that they were all a**holes off screen!? I mean, that doesn't surprise us with Derek but Lexi and George!?