Died: Season 1, Episode 22, "Founder's Day" Method of death: Incapacitated by the Gilbert device, he was trapped in a burning basement with the town's vampires. While trying to get away from Damon, his neck was snapped by another vampire. Even at the end, the clueless Mayor had no idea about the Lockwood curse ("I'm a vampire. What is your excuse?" Damon asks him). "It was a well-kept family secret that someone in a previous generation had made the decision was better off not knowing, which was Mason's (Taylor Kinney) point of view with Tyler (Michael Trevino). He never wanted Tyler to know because he thought once you introduce the elephant into the room, it's all you can think about. So whatever patriarch figure in the Lockwood bloodline made that decision, it probably was a pretty smart decision, except for the fact that violence and death return to Mystic Falls." Pictured: Rob Pralgo, right, as Mayor Lockwood and Mike Erwin as Charlie.
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