Fear the Walking Dead season 2 finale: The spin-off loses a major character

*Spoilers for Fear the Walking Dead below*

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Fear the Walking Dead - the understated spin-off to AMC zombie phenomenon The Walking Dead - aired the final two episodes of season 2 last night (2 October).

With the dramatic stakes raised considerably since it returned from a mid-season break in August, it's no surprise that the writers decided to kill off the show's first major character.

In case you're not up to date, here is your warning that spoilers do indeed follow below.

Chris Manawa (Lorenzo James Henrie) is the unlucky character. We learn in flashback that he is killed by peers Brandon (Kelly Blatz) and Derek (Kenny Wormald) after he broke his leg having crashed their car. Chris' father Travis (Cliff Curtis) finds out and beats the killers to death with his own hands.

It was an interesting arc for Chris who strayed from his family after discovering a penchant for murder in the wake of the outbreak.

Other important characters to have died thus far include Travis' ex-wife Liza (Elizabeth Rodriguez) and Daniel Salazar (Ruben Blades) who perished in the season 2 mid-season finale despite the writers' insistence that his story is not yet complete.

Fear the Walking Dead will return for a third season in 2017 with Curtis, Kim Dickens, Frank Dillane and Alycia Debnam-Carey all set to return.

The Walking Dead, however, will return for its seventh run later this month and will provide the answer to the question on every fan's lips: Who did Negan kill?