Greys Anotomy’s Mc Dreamy, the beloved character Dr. Derek Shepherd, was killed off in Thursday’s episode of the ABC drama. The development is particularly surprising because Patrick Dempsey signed a two-year contract extension last year that would have kept him on Grey’s through a 12th season.

The episode that aired on 23rd April, made it clear that Dempsey’s run on the show that made him a worldwide star is definitely over.

Patrick Dempsey, who of course played Derek for the past 11 seasons, released a statement to TVLine following the episode.

“It’s been a remarkable ride. The worldwide impact has been extraordinary. It is incredible how devoted and passionate the fans are and I will forever be grateful and humbled by the experience.”

The show’s creator Shonda Rhimes released a statement following the episode, according to People:
“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,’ ” creator/executive producer Shonda Rhimes said in a statement. “Patrick Dempsey’s performance shaped Derek in a way that I know we both hope More >

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