That noise? Sorry, that was just us sobbing at our desks because we’re absolutely devastated by [SPOILER]’s death on ‘Grey’s Anatomy.’ Watching the show’s memorial video is making it worse!
Way to rub salt in the wounds, ABC! The network released a special memorial video dedicated to the show’s beloved doctor, who left Grey’s Anatomy in devastating fashion on the April 23 episode. The video highlights all of their most memorable emotional moments from the show’s now 10-year run. Get your tissues ready!
‘Grey’s Anatomy’: Derek Shepherd’s Memorial Video
Okay, take a deep breath before you start watching. You’re going to need to stay calm. Oh God, the whole thing is set to “How To Save A Life.” Nevermind.
Derek Shepherd is dead. Dead. Dr. McDreamy, played by Patrick Dempsey, 49, for the last 11 seasons of Grey’s Anatomy, has been at the center of the hit drama since its inception as the love of Meredith Grey’s (Ellen Pompeo, 45) life. Well, except for that season were she was dating a veterinarian, but we don’t talk about that.
On the April 23 episode of Grey’s, Derek died after being involved in a violent car crash, taken to a hospital where he received inadequate medical care for his resulting brain injuries. The injustice for the nation’s foremost neurosurgeon!
Grey’s released a touching tribute video to Grey Sloan Memorial’s dearly departed doctor that rounded up his most beautiful moments with Meredith.
Brace yourselves; it’s going to get a little misty in here. The video has some oldies but goodies from the beginnings of their relationship (“Pick me. Choose me. Love me.”), that will make you believe that love is real again. If Shonda Rhimes doesn’t take it away from you, that is.
The couple that aimed to be “extraordinary together, not ordinary apart” will never be again, but they live on here, if you can get through it. Here’s to your Knight in Shining Whatever, Meredith.
Fans are devastated (yes we are) about Derek’s death, especially after a decade of watching Grey’s. ABC released a statement to HollywoodLife.com‘s sister site TVLine regarding Patrick’s exit, as well as his moves for the future:
“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.”
HollywoodLifers, are you as upset as we are about Dr. McDreamy’s death?
— Samantha Wilson