Hemingway, Keach's favorite way to die on screen

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By Ashley Lisenby

Digital Editor

Seasoned actor Stacy Keach wrote about his top 10 favorite ways to die on screen and stage in the Sunday edition of the New York Times this week.

Of the 10 characters that "kicked the bucket" memorably for him, his death as Ernest Hemingway in the 1988 TV mini-series "Hemingway" came in at number one.

"It was chilling for me […] especially as I walked through his steps that day, laying down on his bed, walking into the kitchen to get keys, going out to the garage for the shotgun," wrote Keach in the Times article. "Then I came back to the vestibule, closed the door and, finally, with my own nerves completely frayed by this experience, stuck the gun in my mouth."

Chilling to read as well.

The key to a noteworthy death on television, in a movie or play is not aiming for a, "moving or powerful moment," Keach writes, but aiming to create a believable one.

Keach also named his roles in "Hamlet" (1971 and 1972), "Deahtrap" (1979), and "Hair" (1993) on the list.

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