How did Jack die on 'This Is Us'? Milo Ventimiglia has a favorite, though wrong, theory

How did Jack die on 'This Is Us'? Milo Ventimiglia has a favorite, though wrong, theory
NEW YORK, NY - MAY 15: Milo Ventimiglia attends the 2017 NBCUniversal Upfront at Radio City Music Hall on May 15, 2017 in New York City.
Source: Dia Dipasupil/Getty Images
NEW YORK, NY - MAY 15: Milo Ventimiglia attends the 2017 NBCUniversal Upfront at Radio City Music Hall on May 15, 2017 in New York City.
Source: Dia Dipasupil/Getty Images

AUSTIN, Texas — Upon first being asked what his favorite This Is Us theory for Jack Pearson's death was in a busy panel at the sixth-annual ATX Television Festival, NBC series star Milo Ventimiglia had an easy choice: that his best friend Miguel, who is married to Jack's widow Rebecca in the present-day, killed him.

Unfortunately for those who perpetuated this theory, it's wrong, as are apparently basically all of the major ones. "None of them have gotten close to what it is," NBC Entertainment president Jennifer Salke explained to the packed house.

The beloved NBC drama was expected to explain the reasoning for Jack's death in the season one finale, but took an alternate route and explored the beginning of Jack and Rebecca's relationship.

Season two will return this fall, with 10 new episodes, with no exact premiere date announced.

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Kevin O'Keeffe

Kevin is the arts editor at Mic, writing about inclusion and representation in pop culture. He is based in New York and can be reached at kevin@mic.com.

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