BBC Eastenders fans are outraged after popular gay character Paul Coker was shockingly killed off in last night’s episode.
What started as the potential death of Paul’s lover Ben Mitchell soon took a twist as Ben’s father and brother were called to identify the body, revealing that it was in fact Paul that had died.
The cause of Paul’s death and the whereabouts of Ben are still a mystery.
Fans flocked to Twitter upset and outraged over the death of the character.
— Wee Will (@TheWeeWill) July 18, 2016
How dare they kill off someone as lovely as Paul and yet Abby Branning is still on the loose #EastEnders
— Claire Michelle (@claireywestside) July 18, 2016
I knew Paul & Ben walking off, happily holding hands in Friday’s ep was too good to be true #EastEnders
— Soco (@SocoWow) July 18, 2016
If Paul is dead, where the hell is Ben?!?!?!?!! I can’t actually wait till tomorrow I can’t this is just ridiculous #EastEnders
— char (@charhenshawx) July 18, 2016
#Eastenders oh wow what an episode! Heart literally pounding. Glad it wasn’t Ben tbh! Sad 2 see Paul on the table…was a lovely character
— Nicola Hook (@Pettitt89) July 18, 2016
Paul had recently begun planning his future with boyfriend Ben.
The couple were going to take over the Coker’s family business and move in together.
Paul’s long lost mother had also recently showed up looking for her son but didn’t get the chance to tell him who she was. His grandparents were planning on telling him the truth.
Although Paul’s cause of death is unknown fan’s have begun speculating that it may have been a homophobic attack as Paul and Ben were last seen walking down the street, holding hands.
Watch the shocking reveal below.
— BBC EastEnders (@bbceastenders) July 18, 2016
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