August 10, 2011 10:00am PT by Lindsay Powers
Charlie Sheen 'Honored' by Gruesome 'Two and a Half Men' Death
Charlie Sheen is thrilled that he's reportedly being killed off Two and a Half Men after he falls off a subway platform in Paris and gets run over.
"I am honored that it took something as large and violent as an oncoming train to terminate my character," Sheen tells TMZ.com.
"Anything less would have been an insult!" he adds. Co-star Jon Cryer played coy during a recent interview on the details of the death, but promised it would be "funny."
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Sheen's character, Charlie Harper, dies on the first episode, which airs on Sept. 19. (The same night, Comedy Central will air its roast of Sheen).
Photos from the set of a funeral scene show no urn or coffin, but Sheen's character's trademark bowling shirt. Sheen tells Extra he’ll “be there front and center” watching on TV.
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Ashton Kutcher makes his debut on the season premiere. He's also taking over another crown from Sheen: the highest-paid TV star.
Sheen makes $700,000 per episode of Men, TV Guide magazine reports -- still far less than Sheen's $1.2 million.