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Why Did Ty Borden Leave Heartland? – Graham Wardle Fired?!

Heartland Ty Borden
Heartland Ty Borden

Losing Ty Borden was one of the biggest tragedies during the course of 15 years of Heartland. The subject continues to be a matter of suspicion for all the Heartland fans as they question whether Graham Wardle was fired or not.

One of the most beloved Canadian shows of all time is the Heartland, a show about a small rancher family. Basically, for 15 years, we followed this family going from one place to another and even though it was simple, it was pure magic to us. Whenever we went home, felt upset or particularly happy, there was always a Heartland episode to reflect our emotions. Thus, we had a special bond with the show and could not take our eyes from it for almost two decades.

Ty Borden was in Heartland since 2007

Ty Borden was in Heartland since 2007

Heartland Cast

One of the biggest plusses of the series was the fact that its cast members remained mostly the same throughout this long period. Can you believe it? A cast of about 10 people has always played the same characters in this brilliant but also humble show for years. Naturally, just like in many soap-opera-like productions, we started to assume that these actors are these characters. We watched them grow up, fall in love, get married, climb up the career ladders and share a lot of magical moments.

Therefore, we found it difficult to separate the actors from the actress for the most part. Instead, we liked the idea that Heartland was basically a documentary about these people’s lives and thus all these actors will always be there to claim their specific parts. Unfortunately, we were wrong. What happened instead was the fact that one actor decided to leave the show suddenly and we, as the fans, got shocked that lasted for almost two years and even continues to last for more.

By the time we reached Season 13 of Heartland, the show and its characters had already become household names years ago. The show’s plot was also reached a very mature point. What do we mean by that? Well, Jack was with Lisa, Tim was finally getting ready to settle down, Lou was questioning her relationship with Mitch, which may sound like a bad thing but it was a good improvement for her to realize what she wants, and the kids were all growing up so fast, getting their sub-plots just like Georgie and Quinn did.

Heartland Amy and Ty

Heartland Amy and Ty

Is Ty Borden Dead?

The protagonists of the show, Ty Borden and Amy, were also enjoying the mature stage of their relationship. They were married and had a lovely daughter named Lyndy. Both of their careers were going very strong and their main dream was to raise Lyndy and have a peaceful life. To be honest, this was our dream too. Unfortunately, instead of this, we witnessed our couple being the target of a hunter’s gun by mistake. Both got injured heavily in the incident.

While Amy got good quickly, Ty Borden had to go through a serious operation. Still, he managed to return to his home and spend more time with his family. Unfortunately, at the most unexpected moment, a blood clot took his life, and he said goodbye to us. Ty’s death has become one of the biggest events of the show, as many fans, including us, could not acknowledge how such a thing could happen.



Is Graham Wardle Fired?

Of course, the main reason behind such a death was not showrunners’ or scenarists’ cold hearts. Instead, Graham Wardle, who was playing the part of Ty Borden, decided to leave the show two years prior so that he can look for other opportunities in life, which is something we emphasize with. Still, we find it difficult to accept his absence from the show even after two years. 

What do you think about Ty’s death? Do you think the show is better without him?

Also Read: How Would It Be If We Saw Ty Borden In Heartland Season 15?



  1. Karen Wroblewski

    April 13, 2022 at 1:03 am

    Yes, we’d all like Ty to return. If it could be worked out.

    • Darlene Ann De Mello

      April 17, 2022 at 4:09 am

      Absolutely it was so heartbreaking to see him die. I’ve never cried so much over tv show. Heartland is like part of the fans family. To lose Ty was a total shock.If they could being him back some how that would be believable. There so much more they could do with the story line. Luke could have come back to be part of there family.


      July 25, 2022 at 12:01 am


  2. Sherri Giles

    April 16, 2022 at 7:30 pm

    No, I think what has been done is awful, but it has to move on. WE WATCHED AS THEY SPREAD HIS ASHES! How can you go back on that!!! It is awful and sad that it happened!!!! But, now it is about how Amy will move on and be happy again. This is the concentration!!!

  3. Sherri Giles

    April 16, 2022 at 7:32 pm

    We still do not know why he left!!! Who decided on this being a part of the action messed up for sure.

  4. Judy

    April 18, 2022 at 1:10 pm

    I have never seen my Husband love a show so much , we instantly felt like part of the family . Graham Wardle was such a big part he will always be remembered as Ty on Hartland but as in real life the writer is doing a great job of real life .

  5. Lana Coludrovich

    April 18, 2022 at 6:04 pm

    When I found out Ty was going to die in the show I couldn’t watch 13 & 14. Now I’m watching from the beginning. Love this series ! Absolutely definitely want Ty to return ! Sooner the better. I hope that will happen !

  6. Janice Olenio-Michienzi

    June 12, 2022 at 1:01 am

    I would love to see Ty return but he has made it clear that he wants to move on to new chapters for his life. Ty was/is my favorite character in the show. Such a beautiful person with a huge heart and caring soul. Who wouldn’t love him.
    I love Heartland and will continue to watch no matter what happens. Thank you

  7. grhu01

    July 15, 2022 at 9:36 pm

    There is real life fact that is not being said here. Graham was not fired. No logic in that. Producers and writers are much more intelligent to allow that to happen. Was there not enough money being offered? Reality says there was something stronger than simply stating Graham just walked away to ‘pursue’ other things in life. My gut tells me he fell in love with his costar, but could not have her. Only something this powerful in real life would cause him to walk away from what was starting to be one of the most if not the most successful TV series in history.

  8. Linda

    July 29, 2022 at 1:13 am

    We would love to see Ty return. He was a huge part of the show.

  9. Jacquelyn Davis

    September 2, 2022 at 2:22 am

    Yes I would love to see Tye back on the show

  10. Tanya Turney

    March 16, 2024 at 8:05 pm

    I fell in love with the show Heartland! Loved Amy and Ty! It’s just not the same without Ty!
    If he’s not coming back I’ll quit watching it! All the characters on Heartland is great! But Ty and Amy made the show interesting!

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