My books follow the same family through history. Being in a high risk group (pirates) it's not realistic that none of them ever die. One of my favorite characters was aging when the saga began and I finally had to kill him off in the last book that i wrote. I have to admit I was emotionally attached to him, as was anyone who has read the books and it was difficult to do, but it's real life. Have any of you had to kill off a well liked character yet?