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VOTE: We now know what Sean Bean's favorite death scene is, but what about yours?

World's foremost dying expert Sean Bean has explained why one cinematic death scene remains his favorite above all others. Bean told Entertainment Weekly (opens in new tab) that falling in battle as Boromir in The Lord of the Rings: Fellowship of the Ring remains his fondest end: "It's my favorite death scene, and I’ve done a few," he said. "You couldn’t ask for a more heroic death."

In the film, Boromir succumbs to the evil pull of The One Ring but Frodo manages to escape before the Gondorian warrior can take it from him. Fortunately, Boromir recovers in time to defend the other hobbits against an orcish onslaught. Though Merry and Pippin are captured after Boromir is mortally wounded, his valor in battle and dying reconciliation with Aragorn redeem his failings. So yup, pretty easy to see why Bean fancies it so much.

But still, there are plenty more options to choose from.

Make sure you read our own ranking of the best Sean Bean death scenes (opens in new tab) after you make up your mind. And read our Game of Thrones season 7 (opens in new tab) news roundup to see how Westeros is getting on without him these days.

Top image by Warner Bros., poll image by HBO

Connor Sheridan
Connor Sheridan

I got a BA in journalism from Central Michigan University - though the best education I received there was from CM Life, its student-run newspaper. Long before that, I started pursuing my degree in video games by bugging my older brother to let me play Zelda on the Super Nintendo. I've previously been a news intern for GameSpot, a news writer for CVG, and now I'm a staff writer here at GamesRadar.