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Last night’s episode of Nashville killed off a major character and left everyone shocked — including us!

After Rayna Jaymes (Connie Britton) got in a serious car accident in the episode prior to last night’s, it seemed like she would be okay. However, her organs failed and she never recovered which resulted in her death.

 

Fortunately, everyone was able to say their goodbyes to her, even Juliette (Hayden Panetierre).

Although Rayna’s death may come as shocking to many, there were rumors floating around the Britton was not going to stay on the show after it moved to CMT for long. (She was only signed on for 10 of the 22 episodes.)

Britton left her fans with a touching Instagram message that read,

“Thank you Rayna Jaymes. For your magic and your dignity. And thank you to all the creators of Rayna Jaymes, for there were many. It has been an honor to be a part of that creation. And as I know she would want it, the show must, and will go on. Long live Rayna Jaymes.”

We will miss Rayna, but we can’t wait to see what Britton does next.

Nashville airs on CMT Thursdays at 9 PM.

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Lindsay Flora is an editorial intern at Femestella. She has loved entertainment news since she can remember and wants to be bff’s with Miley Cyrus. In her spare time she analyzes rap music and hangs out with her cat, Lord.