(Warning: This post contains spoilers for the series premiere of The Conners.)
John Goodman confirmed last month that the character of Roseanne would be killed off The Conners as a way to explain Barr's absence from the series after she was removed from the new project in the wake of her Valerie Jarrett tweet scandal. Now, in an interview with Brandon Straka's YouTube show Walk Away, Barr revealed exactly how her character will get the axe.
"Oh yeah, they killed her," Barr said. "They have her die of an opioid overdose."
An overdose definitely makes sense as an end for the character; Roseanne was revealed to be hooked on opioids during Season 10. In the penultimate episode, Dan discovered that his wife was hoarding pills and hiding it from the family because they couldn't afford the surgery she needed. It seemed like her addiction would be a running storyline in the next season, but now that Barr has been fired, it's apparently how they'll end Roseanne's life.
Barr was not happy with the way her character was written off though, calling it an insult to fans of the show. "I was never going to have Roseanne die of an opioid overdose. It's so cynical and horrible. She should have died as a hero or not at all," Barr said. "It wasn't enough to [fire me], they had to so cruelly insult the people who loved that family and that show."
While it's obviously disappointing to have something this big spoiled ahead of the premiere, we should also remember to take this news with a grain of salt. Though Barr is definitely in the know enough to have these details, there could definitely be more to this story than Barr is letting on.
The Conners premieres Tuesday, Oct. 16 at 8/7c on ABC.