Mischa Barton’s character on The O.C. died in a car crash

Mischa Barton’s character on The O.C., Marissa, died last night in the season finale in a tragic car crash while her on-screen boyfriend, Ryan, was driving. This came as a surprise to almost no one. Marissa’s death was rumored for a while, although it was originally said that she would die of a drug overdose. Barton spilled the beans to Access Hollywood before the finale that her character would die:

Marissa’s death came at the end of an otherwise upbeat episode.

The class of 2006, which includes Marissa, Ryan, Seth and Summer, graduated from Harbor High School. Seth and Summer were accepted by the same college. Ryan was reunited with his mother, who gave him a Land Cruiser as a graduation gift. Marissa’s mom gave her a pearl necklace, while her dad gave her an opportunity to work with him on a yacht set to sail around the Greek islands.

Ryan was taking Marissa to the airport in his new SUV when they were antagonized at high speed by a drunken and vengeful Volchok, who they both had a history with. Volchok swigged from a flask as he chased the pair in his car.

Ryan lost control of the Land Cruiser and crashed, the vehicle rolling off the road. He pulled Marissa from the wreckage just before the vehicle caught fire.

There, on the side of the road, she died in his arms.

That’s so sad for Marissa and Ryan and I would have been crying if I lived in the states and could have watched it.

Here’s the trailer for next season of The O.C.:

Just seeing that brief montage gives me goosebumps!

Here are pictures of Barton getting swag at the Lucky magazine club on 5/17 and in Grand Central station later that day at the Chanel collection party. She is shown with Karl Lagerfeld.

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  1. Karen says:

    Thanks for postting that Mischa had announced she was leaving the OC. I actully thought they would come back next season with her death being a nightmare and they would bring her back. I really like her, she will be missed. I can’t wait for the new season.

  2. celebitchy says:

    I posted a spoiler without warning people a while ago, and feel bad about that. It does suck that she was taken off the show, and she probably could have stuck it out with no repercussions for her film career.

  3. :"( says:

    i cant belive they killed her off other then ryan she is my fave on the show its soo sad i really liked her she is the one that makes the show sooo interesting….PLEASE BRING HER BACH