The long and dramatic road to Charlie Sheen's official exit from "Two and a Half Men" is almost at hand. And apparently the CBS series will dispatch his character in the Sept. 19 premiere, kicking off Season 9 with his funeral.

Deadline and TMZ report that Charlie Harper is dead and that the two-part premiere will include a funeral populated by the playboy's many past girlfriends. 

After he's in the ground -- or maybe a cremation is more convenient, since you know it won't be an open casket -- Alan (Jon Cryer) and Jake (Angus T. Jones) will put their shared home on the market.

A parade of celebrities and stars from other Chuck Lorre series (namely "Mike & Molly" and "Big Bang Theory") will stop by as prospective buyers, as will new star Ashton Kutcher.

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