WARNING: This article discusses a major plot point from the third episode of Succession’s fourth season.

Brian Cox has given his thoughts on the fate of his character Logan Roy in Succession.

He believes he was killed off “too early” although held praise for the show’s creator, Jesse Armstrong, for executing the plot line “brilliantly”.

The final episode of the hit show is due to air in the UK next Monday.

Speaking to the BBC’s Amol Rajan, Cox said: “He [Armstrong] decided to make Logan die, I think ultimately too early.

“I mean, he’d made him die in the third episode. And it was a great scene. That’s why I didn’t watch it, because I have no interest in watching. My own death will come soon enough.

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“But I just thought ‘wow’, you know, he did it brilliantly. It was a brilliant scene, the whole act.”

Asked if he considered suggesting to the creator that his character was being killed too soon, the Scot replied: “No, I didn’t. There’s no point going down that road, especially with somebody like Jesse, because he’s already made a plan.”

He also recalled how the “internet went crazy” when his character died after suffering a heart attack on a private jet.

“It was an odd feeling," Cox said on his character’s death. “I looked on it, wrongly, as a form of rejection. I was fine with it ultimately, but I did feel a little bit rejected.

“I felt a little bit, ‘oh, all the work I’ve done. And finally I’m going to end up as a New Yorker on a carpet of a plane’.”

Cox added that some viewers had told him they were less keen to continue watching the show after his character’s death.

“They said, ‘no, I’m not going to watch anymore. You’ve gone, I’m not watching’.

“Which I think is unfortunate and unnecessary because the show is about the succession. So you need to see what’s happening in the wake of his demise. But, you know, I’m not the writer.”

He joked that he has “never been able to keep a secret in my life” when told he was entrusted with key information about the plot.

“And it was bold of Jesse. And that’s where Jesse’s great. I mean, he’s a genius. There’s no question he’s a writing genius.”