The show paid tribute to Sarah during the Feb. 27 episode and the simple yet emotional message has resonated with fans all over the country. HollywoodLifers, what did you think of the tribute?
The cast and crew of The Vampire Diaries are doing everything they can to make sure that the life of crew member Sarah Jones is remembered. The 27-year-old was tragically struck by a train and killed while filming a movie in Jesup, Georgia, and the outpouring of grief has been astonishing. On Feb. 27, fans were so moved by the show’s tribute at the end of their episode that they took to Twitter to praise the show and the CW.
‘Vampire Diaries’ Airs Sarah Jones Tribute
Immediately following the Feb. 27 midseason premiere episode titled “No Exit,” the screen faded to black and stated: “In Loving Memory of Sarah Jones, 1986 – 2014.” The message was simple, but powerful — and after it aired, the Internet flooded to social media to express their feelings about Sarah’s tragic death.
Omg. The last part of this week’s tvd is just… RIP Sarah Jones.
— ♡ (@JANALIM) February 28, 2014
RIP sarah jones, your dedication and contribution in tvd is much appreciated.
— ✌ Khairul Kai : D (@Friendly_Kai) February 28, 2014
That was soo sweet that they put “RIP Sarah Jones” at the end of the ep! At least Julie did one thing to make us know she has a heart
— ~You Are My Life~ (@Sired2Tvd) February 28, 2014
Great ending. One of the best episodes yet. Excellent job cast and crew. RIP Sarah Jones. Beautiful dedication. <3:’) #RipperDamon
— Jamie Boatwright (@JBoat47) February 28, 2014
Sarah Jones: ‘Vampire Diaries’ Airs Beautiful Tribute After Tragic Death http://t.co/Tzu60zzv8D
— The Vampire Diaries (@VampireDiarieCW) February 28, 2014
— Christopher Blair (@IamChrisBlair) February 28, 2014
‘Vampire Diaries’ Executive Producer Speaks Out
HollywoodLife.com spoke to the show’s Executive Producer Caroline Dries and she spoke about the cast and crew’s want to have the Oscars pay tribute to her.
“Yes, [the cast and crew] would like to have her name at the Oscars’ ‘In Memoriam’ section,” Caroline says. “But more so, [the campaign] is about awareness about Sarah specifically… and also, more awareness about set safety. [It’s about] having the leadership roles on set really step up and say ‘no.’ What we said to the crew the day after we learned [about Sarah’s death] was ‘no shot will ever be as important as you, as your friends, as your family… as you are as people. This is not the end of the world. This job will never be the end of the world. You are always the most important person; the most important thing.’”
We are so happy that they are doing everything that can to remember Sarah.
— Chloe Melas