Mischa Barton was far from surprised when her former series The O.C. was canceled recently – because ratings dropped significantly when she left the show. The 20-year-old star played Marissa Cooper on the teen series and died in a car accident at the end of the last season. When asked if she was surprised that the show had been axed she told Fox News, "No. They killed me off." When asked if she had been one of the main reasons that fans tuned into the show, she added, "That’s what I think they discovered."
Memo to Mischa the ratings were going down before they killed you off. In fact I think they went up to watch you die!!!