ABC and Grey’s Anatomy said farewell to Dr. “McDreamy” Derek Shepherd (Patrick Dempsey) in an emotional video posted on the show’s Twitter feed following last night’s episode. It begins with the moment in the bar when Derek and Meredith (Ellen Pompeo) first met.
Grey‘s creator Shonda Rhimes released a statement after Dempsey’s final show aired which reads in part: “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, 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”.
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