Roseanne Barr has confirmed that the spinoff show “The Conners” will kill off her character, sharing that she dies “of an opioid overdose.”
The “Roseanne” star was fired from her popular ABC show and it was taken off the air over a racist tweet she made about former Barack Obama aide Valerie Jarrett.
The actress added that she was very unhappy with the move, calling it disrespectful to fans “who loved that family.”
“So it wasn’t enough to do what they did to me [fire me],” Barr shared. “They had to so cruelly insult the people who loved that family and that show. There’s nothing I can do about it. It’s done. It’s over. There’s no fight left.”
Her former co-star John Goodman, who played her husband on “Roseanne” and will be part of the upcoming spinoff revealed recently that his character will be mourning her death, but not how her character died.
“I guess [Dan will] be mopey and sad because his wife’s dead,” Goodman shared. “She [Barr] had to sign a paper saying that she relinquished all her rights to the show so that we could go on. I sent her an email and thanked her for that. I did not hear anything back, but she was going through hell at the time. And she’s still going through hell.”
Last week, the comedian praised her friend Norm Macdonald for defending her when he told the “Hollywood Reporter” that he’s known Barr for a long time and that to say she’s racist because of the tweet is “just crazy.”
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— Roseanne Barr (@therealroseanne) September 12, 2018