There are some major spoilers on this page so if you have not seen Star Wars the force awakens, X this off now
Go see this movie first
Just as Darth Vader killed Obi-Wan Kenobi, Kylo Ren had to kill a beloved character. For starters we got more attached to Obi-Wan as we watched Ewan McGregor play the perfect young Obi-Wan.
Alec Guinness has Obi-Wan Kenobi in Star Wars: A New Hope 1977
Ewan MacGregor as Obi-Wan Kenobi in Star Wars: The Phantom Menace 1999
It was also in the Phantom Menace that Qui-Gon Jinn was killed by Darth Maul
Liam Neeson as Qui-Gon Jinn in Star Wars: The Phantom Menace
Rey Parker as Darth Maul
For everyone who watch the original trilogy and Harrison Ford as Han Solo, then return for The Force Awakens it clearly sets the stage for the next 3 films in the saga, plus Harrison Ford and George Lucas originally planned to kill Han Solo in return of the Jedi but strong toy sales and merchandising kept him alive long enough to be done in by Kylo Ren.
Harrison Ford is he who shoots first
30 years later he is still the man
Now if only he had learned how to use that light saber after cutting open the Tan-Tan
The only thing young with it to me is that really got to me was that Chewie wasn't able to give him a proper burial. That makes the remains of Starkiller base. It seams that you can't have a new Trilogy in the Saga without a major character being killed in the first movie.