As the final season of True Blood unfolds, deaths of major characters are inevitable.

Warning: Article contains major spoilers from True Blood Season 7, Episode 3 'Fire In The Hole'.

Joe Manganiello in True Blood
Joe Manganiello in True Blood HBO

Even though fans are shocked over the death of Alcide Herveaux, played by Joe Manganiello, the actor has claimed he knew it was coming.

"I called it as soon as [Sookie and Alcide] got together [in the Season 6 finale]," Manganiello tells Zap2it. "As soon as I read that they were together, the first thing I thought was, 'They're going to kill him.' ... As soon as that happened, I went, 'Aw man, this is not going to last long.'"

Manganiello isn't as broken up about Alcide's death as fans are because, according to him, True Blood is ultimately the story about Sookie and Bill, not Sookie and Alcide.

"As soon as they got together, I thought, 'Well, you have to get him away from Sookie at some point so she can go deal with Bill and Eric,' just on a storytelling standpoint," he said.

"You can't have her hurt him, because then the fans will get mad at her for breaking his heart, so you've got to kill him."

Check out fans' reaction on Twitter about Alcide's death on the show: