Before Belle and Beast got their fairytale ending, Gaston, Beast’s romantic rival, gave them one complicated love story. He was introduced as an uber confident and conceited, as Belle would put it, a hunter who wants to have Belle as his wife, and one hell of a beast won’t stop him from achieving his prizewinning catch.
Seeing Disney villains die at the end part of the movie whether struck by lightning or eaten by sharks always (I mean, ALWAYS) brings sighs of relief but with Gaston’s particular death, we were left with puzzled looks as to what followed after he fell down the chasm.
Did he become a decoration and became friends with the gargoyles? Or maybe his loyal sidekick with the huge eye bags, Le Fou, sprouted wings and flew him away? It’s a Disney movie, anything can happen!
But all this hasty speculation are not true. In the 2002 commentary, it was mentioned by the screenwriter that including an actual death scene would have been too grim for children to watch. And so, if you go through the Gaston’s death clip again, you will notice that his big, horrified eyes have skulls inside them, a slipped message, to indicate “Gaston just died, kids. No blood included.”