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X-Force writers Chris Yost and Craig Kyle have confirmed that they have killed X-Men character Cable after he appeared to sacrifice himself in X-Force #28.

Cable was seen enabling his teammates to reach safety before finally succumbing to the techno-organic virus that the character had suffered from for much of his existence.

"For us, Cable was always a character whose death was something the character himself would put forward - if that's what it took to complete his mission," Yost told Newsarama.

"When he sacrificed himself saving X-Force, the last thing he saw was that Hope [Summers] had survived... and he could finally let go," he continued.

Kyle and Yost have written two significant deaths so far in X-Men crossover Second Coming, with long-time X-Men stalwart Nightcrawler being killed off earlier in the storyline.

Cable originally appeared in the X-Men teen series New Mutants before moving on to lead the militant squad X-Force throughout the 1990s.

Cable's role in the Marvel Universe had evolved significantly over the past two years, as he became a protector and father figure to new character Hope Summers, who is destined to be a messiah-like figure in Second Coming.

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