ABC's 'Alias' all but confirms plans to kill off popular character
UPI News Service, 09/02/2005
ABC has all but confirmed Michael Vartan's character, Michael Vaughn, is being killed off on "Alias," TVGuide.com reported Friday.
Vartan has been reported missing from the set, where shooting is under way for the new season.
A setside source knocked down Internet rumors that Vartan's name was not even allowed to be uttered on the set. Vartan and star Jennifer Garner were romantically linked some time before she hooked up with and recently married Ben Affleck.
The source told TVGuide.com the rumor reported by the New York Post was "so not true."
"Of course people say (his) name. He was loved very much on the set, and (fellow cast) remember him fondly. All this misinformation is being put out by fans who are angry about what happened with (Vaughn)."