Charlie Sheen will be killed off in a star-studded opening episode to the new series of Two and a Half Men which begins filming this Friday.
The Hollywood hellraiser was sacked from the series after a well publicised bust-up with creator Chuck Lorre. It was thought the series would be scrapped without Sheen.
Yet the popular comedy it is due to return for its ninth series on September 19 with the funeral of Sheen’s character of Charlie Harper kicking off the new run. Sheen – who was the highest paid actor in Hollywood during his time on the show – is being replaced by Ashton Kutcher, who will be playing an as yet unknown character.
Makers of the hit show have finally decided to kill off Sheen’s character as there were suggestions Charlie would undergo facial surgery and allow Kutcher to take on the role.
According to leaks, the episode will open with a memorial service attended by many of Charlie’s girlfriends and that his Malibu beachfront property will subsequently go up for sale.
Potential buyers will include real-life celebrities and stars from Lorre’s other shows, and that Kutcher’s character will also tour the property.
Insider says Kutcher buys the property, with Alan and Jake begging to stay. Both Warner Bros. TV — the studio that makes the hit series – and CBS are refusing to comment.