03:01 PM EDT 06/29/2015
Originally posted 04/24/2015 04:50PM
Patrick Dempsey played an integral role in the success of Grey's Anatomy, yet the only thing more stunning than his surprise death Thursday was the way he went out: with absolutely little to no fanfare or statements from fellow cast members.
Dempsey told Entertainment Weekly in an exclusive interview that his final day on the drama's Los Angeles set was "very quiet. It was raining, which was really touching." None of his costars came to the set to say goodbye before he walked alone to his car and drove home.
While he said that he's leaving the show on good terms with his fellow actors, star Ellen Pompeo (Meredith Grey) and Grey's other longtime stars like Justin Chambers (Alex Karev) were not available to comment to EW about Dempsey's departure.
Originally posted 04/24/2015 12:05PM
Originally posted 04/24/2015 10:00AM
Just because he's no longer McDreamy doesn't mean we've seen the last of Patrick Dempsey.
After 11 seasons on Grey's Anatomy, the man known to millions as Dr. Derek Shepherd has hung up his scrubs and moved on to new projects.
Originally posted 04/24/2015 06:55AM
Let's go back to a happier time, a time before Grey's Anatomy aired on Thursday night.
You with us? Okay.
Originally posted 04/23/2015 10:45PM
On Grey's Anatomy, it's usually "a beautiful day to save lives" – sadly, for one major character, however, Thursday night wasn't one of them.
Dr. Derek "McDreamy" Shepherd (Patrick Dempsey), one of the ABC drama's original cast members, said goodbye during the emotional episode, titled "How to Save a Life," after the show's soundtrack mainstay by The Fray.
After heroically saving the lives of a family during a car accident, McDreamy is then T-boned by a truck as he's driving away from the scene. Derek narrates the attempts to save his life, highlighting the mistakes made by his ill-prepared surgeons, before finally being declared brain dead. His wife, Dr. Meredith Grey (Ellen Pompeo) tearfully pulls the plug.
Originally posted 04/23/2015 10:15PM
"I never imagined saying goodbye," Rhimes said in a statement to EW
Originally posted 04/23/2015 09:45PM
World-renowned brain surgeon Derek Shepherd has died.
The talented doctor, whose car was broadsided after he helped to rescue victims of another accident, died Thursday shortly after doctors failed to properly diagnose the extent of his injuries.
Originally posted 04/23/2015 09:35PM
The actor talks to EW about Thursday night's episode
Originally posted 04/23/2015 09:00PM
Did that really just happen on Grey's Anatomy?
Originally posted 04/21/2015 08:00PM
Meredith was left reeling in last week's episode of Grey's Anatomy when plane crash victims were rushed into Grey Sloan Memorial, reminding her of the loss of Mark and Lexie. Further heightening her anxiety was the fact that Derek was a no-show to his meeting in D.C., causing her to worry about his safety.
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