EastEnders viewers saw Albert Square stalwart Pat Evans die on Christmas Day, having been diagnosed with terminal cancer.
St Clement said that producers should have found a better storyline with which to write her out.
When asked by former co-star Joe Swash on ITV2's British Soap Awards: The Party whether she wanted Pat to die, St Clement responded: "No, Joe.
"To be honest with you I didn't particularly want to be killed off because I thought it was an easy way out and we had 14 months to prepare."
However, St Clement praised writers for her emotional final bedside scene, which saw the Walford matriarch say goodbye to her family and friends.
"But in the final event, I thought it was a fantastic way to go," she said.
On whether she misses being part of the soap's cast, she added: "I miss the people, obviously."
The 69-year-old has said that she was stunned to be given the 'Lifetime Achievement Award' at the British Soap Awards this year.
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Watch Pam St Clement receive her 'Lifetime Achievement Award' at Sunday's British Soap Awards below: