Dr McDreamy, aka Derek Shepherd (played by Patrick Dempsey) on Grey’s Anatomy, died. On set. The character was killed off before the actor’s contract was up; Patrick Dempsey had signed a 2 year contract last year for job security but then died on a beautiful day “for no reason” (according to fans).
The outcry is huge.
Fans are distressed.
Can I sue a fictional hospital for wrongful death? #GreysAnatomy
— Casey Goldstein (@CaseyGoldstein) April 24, 2015
Fans have started a Change.org petition to ‘Bring Dr. Derek “McDreamy” Shepard BACK!!!’
Fans are saying they need this to be a dream or in someone’s head, probably a reference to how Bobby Ewing in Dallas died then, six months later, it was all a dream — after plummeting ratings inspired showrunners to reverse their decision. As I write this, there are already 40,343 signatures on the petition to reverse the character’s death.
Meanwhile, all the Game of Thrones fans are like: