Sheppard’s character Crowley was one of many who died in the finale, sacrificing his own life to seal the rift between worlds. His official departure was made fairly clear in Sheppard’s Tuesday night Instagram post in which he wrote “So to all my #spnfamily everywhere… my crew and my fellow storytellers… thanks for the ride. Time for something new. Even when I lose…”
Supernatural Season 13 premieres this fall on the CW.