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‘The Good Wife’ shocks viewers with major character exit

Josh Charles
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Fans of “The Good Wife” were thrown a major shocker last night when one of its original lead characters was suddenly killed off. People reported on March 24 the details behind the actor’s exit. Josh Charles has played attorney Will Gardner in the hit CBS drama “The Good Wife” since it debuted five seasons ago. Last night he was tragically killed off the series.

Charles voiced that he wanted to leave the show after its fourth season, which was when his contract ended. Last night was his final episode. His character, Will, was shot in the courtroom by an unstable client.

Viewers were shocked by this news and fans took to social media to express their feelings over the departure of a beloved character. While saddened by these turn of events, fans are wondering where this will take the show and are anxious to see how Julianna Margulies’ character, Alicia, will respond. The show has said, “Will's death propels Alicia into her newest incarnation."

Charles took to his own Twitter with the following message to fans, “Sending out all my love to #TheGoodWife fans! Playing Will Gardner was an honor and a pleasure. Thanks for all of your support

What do you think of this dramatic and unexpected exit of Josh Charles?

“The Good Wife” airs Sunday nights on CBS at 8 p.m. CST.

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