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Shonda Rhimes Speaks Out After Shocking 'Grey's Anatomy' Death Scene

Shonda Rhimes Speaks Out After Shocking 'Grey's Anatomy' Death Scene


Shonda Rhimes has released a statement regarding the sudden death of Patrick Dempsey‘s character Derek Shepherd on her hit show Grey’s Anatomy.

“Derek Shepherd is and will always be an incredibly important character – for Meredith, for me and for the fans. I absolutely never imagined saying goodbye to our ‘McDreamy,” Shonda said in the statement. “Patrick Dempsey‘s performance shaped Derek in a way that I know we both hope became a meaningful example – happy, sad, romantic, painful and always true – of what young women should demand from modern love. His loss will be felt by all. Now, Meredith and the entire Grey’s Anatomy family are about to enter uncharted territory as we head into this new chapter of her life. The possibilities for what may come are endless. As Ellis Grey would say: the carousel never stops turning.”

ABC also issued a statement that read, “After 11 seasons on Grey’s Anatomy, Patrick Dempsey is moving on to pursue other interests. Dr. Derek Shepherd is an iconic character and we’ve been proud to be the home of ‘McDreamy’ and the ‘Mer/Der’ love story. The devotion of Grey’s fans throughout the years has been a testament to the creative mind of Shonda Rhimes and Dempsey‘s talent. ‘McDreamy’ will be greatly missed and we wish Patrick the very best in his future endeavors.”

Patrick has opened up about the death scene as well. Read his statements now!

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    What a tearjerker! Derek’s death was so unexpected and he’ll be missed on GA but I’m looking forward to future episodes to see how this is incorporated into the story. Shonda Rhimes excels again. Thank you for making Thursday nights so enjoyable!

  • alittleunwell

    Screw you Shondra Rhimes. You didn’t have to kill Derek but you don’t have any other tricks up your sleeve. Scandal is starting now and you’ve done the same thing in that show. Over and over and over it’s the same thing. I just want to cry and cry.
    You can’t love her shows or characters because she always lets her fans down.

  • KLI26

    The problem with Shonda is she is completely predictable! I knew Dereck was going to die before it came close to this episode. I’ve been thinking it for weeks. Find a new way to end a storyline … Last time you wanted to write people off you killed them with the plane crash, oh now a Mack truck … How original Shonda! I’m done … You lost this viewer along with my family.

  • Kendall Euler

    Grey’s has finally jumped the shark! You just killed off the last real “attraction” to the show! Do you really think “your writing” is going to keep this show going or the “ladies storylones??? Guess again. It has not been good for the past few years but the actors have kept people coming back. Now we have very little left! Should have just ended the whole show on a high note when you lost Sandra Oh! Not sure where it goes from now but I will not be watching to find out! Umfortunately this is what happens when egos get involved! Shame on you!

  • shoes4life

    Shonda is killing two shows Grey’s and Scandal. I believe she has lost her mojo.

  • Mandi Johansen

    The carousel never stops turning but my DVR stops recording Shonda Rhimes shows. Sandra Oh got a great exit with the possibility of being able to come back (because she wasnt hit by a Mack truck!) My daughter and I were going to start watching Scandal, but now we wont waste our time.

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  • MrsCoz

    Pull the plug already Shonda… That was one of the worst written episodes of eleven years. I felt more emotion for single episode patients deaths… It was like you had someone who had never watched the show write it. Kill off everyone it’s your show but how about giving us the quality writing we deserved.

  • Donald MacMelville

    People still watch this? I though t most of the viewers were either dead or moved out of their parents’ houses by now and gottheir own tvs.

  • Sheri Levenstein Conaway

    Sorry to say I will remove Grey’s from my DVR. At this point, she’s killed off or lost all but two of the original characters and replaced them with whiny, unbelievable characters and story lines. I really loved or hated so many of the earlier characters, but the current crop leaves me yawning. It was a good run, but this ship has sailed.

  • absolute08

    ok Shonda! Obviously you have the problem afterall!! Every time you don’t get along with someone you get rid of them..You had a problem with Burke so he left then you had a problem with Izzy so she left too now Derek?? seriously! well you have the problem! just because you don’t like someone, you let them go! and Patrick had a 2-year contract! hello! Do you think we like all of the people we work with? NO! that’s life! you can’t like everyone! grow up and get over it! you are the racist Shonda! you only keep people you like! i’m pretty sure the rest of them left cause they didn’t like YOU!

  • Nefeli

    SHONDA RIMES…. you’ve managed to be hated in only 41 mins by the whole planet !!!!!! We are done with your show, the worse episode ever, very very bad written, shows no respect to the character and your audience… , I’m so curious Will Cristina Come Back For Derek’s Funeral.. or its not necessary at all ??? SHOW SOME RESPECT !!!!

  • skooterdog1

    We all saw it coming, but you are gong to lose fans, me being one of them. You killed off a few with the plane crash incident. Wasn’t that enough? Now, kill off Meredith, and the rest of the original cast and get ready to be canceled. Shonda, you have created the suicide of a show. Have you lost you freaking mind? The show will no longer be recorded or watched in my house. Your loss.

  • skooterdog1

    She has a God Complex apparently. If she doesn’t get along with an actor/actress, she just kills them off. It used to be a good show. I am DONE and I fear you are also Shonda.

  • alittleunwell

    eye roll.