Death of Gil-galadDeath of Gil-galad - Gil-galad reigned over the Elves for the entire length of the Second Age.  And as their leader, he boldly led them into Mordor and fought Sauron on his own territory.  And there he laid down his life for the cause of the free peoples of Middle Earth.

 

"But at the last the siege was so straight that Sauron himself came forth; and he wrestled with Gil-galad and Elendil, and they both were slain...and Elendil the Tall and Gil-galad the High King were no more." ~The Silmarillion (Akallabêth)