SPOILER ALERT: Dr McDreamy checks out of Grey’s Anatomy

Dr McDreamy checked out of Grey’s Anatomy last night…permanently.

Patrick Dempsey’s Dr Derek Shepherd, fondly known as McDreamy, was killed off on Thursday night’s shock episode.

In a scene that has left fans of the medical drama shocked and saddened, Shepherd was killed by a truck after after helping the victims of a car accident in the episode, How To Save A Life.



In Thursday’s episode, Shepherd is driving home when a speeding car recklessly overtakes him, and when it tries to do the same to a car further up the road, it clips it and the the two suffer a spectacular crash.

Shepherd manages to help the victims in both cars before returning to his own and starts to drive off. 

But when he stops to answer his phone – right in the middle of the road where he just witnessed an accident occur – his car is T-boned by a semi-truck. 

He is rushed to hospital suffering from major head trauma, alive but unable to speak.

Incase you haven’t had the chance to catch the episode, DYRT won’t tell you anymore, but we’d recommend a box of tissues!

Dempsey has played the doctor for all 11 seasons of the show, and curiously had recently signed a contract that would take him through to the end of season 12.

On Thursday the show’s creator Shonda Rhimes issued a statement praising Dempsey for his portrayal of the hugely popular medic. 


On the phone: After stopping his car briefly, Derek sees the heavy truck rolling towards him


Demise: He tried to protect his face shortly before the crash


“Derek Shepherd is and will always be an incredibly important character – for Meredith, for me and for the fans. I absolutely never imagined saying goodbye to our “McDreamy”,” she said. 

“Patrick Dempsey’s performance shaped Derek in a way that I know we both hope became a meaningful example – happy, sad, romantic, painful and always true – of what young women should demand from modern love. His loss will be felt by all.”

Despite signing for another full season after the current one, the actor claimed he was not surprised by his death.

“No, not really. It was just a natural progression with the way the story was unfolding. It was like, “Okay! This was obviously the right time”.

“He said his final day on set was ‘like any other day… just another work day. There was still too much going on. You’re in the midst of it, not really processing it.”


A teary-eyed Meredith prepares for her husband's last breath as she becomes a single mother


Dramatic scenes: Dempsey's 'McDreamy' is seen in his dying moments


Page Six reported that the actor is being killed off after a run in with the show’s creator Shonda Rhimes.

Previously in the show Dempsey’s character was ‘given a job in Washington DC’ which apparently was also caused by a clash with no-nonsense Rhimes, who infamously dumped main stars Katherine Heigl and Isaiah Washington out of the show too.

“Patrick has been acting like a diva and has clashed with Shonda. She suspended him for a while, and the word on set is that he isn’t coming back full time,” the website quoted a source.