So long McDreamy

Apr 24, 2015 | Arts

Patrick Dempsey played the handsome character Derek "McDreamy" Shepherd. (Photo by Flickr)

Patrick Dempsey played the handsome character Derek “McDreamy” Shepherd. (Photo by Flickr)

By Maria-Josee Martinez

*Spoiler alert*


Last night’s episode of the popular TV series Grey’s Anatomy left viewers and fans devastated.

Derek Shepherd, the heartthrob of the show, also known as McDreamy, was injured in a car accident. Perhaps ironically, the much-loved neurosurgeon was declared brain-dead.

The episode ends with Derek’s wife Meredith rushing to be by his side one last time. ┬áDerek is taken off life support and passes away.

Patrick Dempsey, the actor who plays Shepherd has been with the show from the beginning .

Fans across social media shared their outpouring of grief, many pondering whether they will continue watching the show after his sudden departure.

https://twitter.com/BrookLane02/status/591640282220888064

https://twitter.com/GreysABC/status/591456913449029632

https://twitter.com/camscocunut/status/591575840523038721

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