Fans of Downton Abbey have reacted with shock and in some cases fury at the unexpected death in last night's episode.
It had been a well-kept secret that Lady Sybil, played by Jessica Brown Findlay, was set to be killed off after giving birth.
The character developed the dangerous condition eclampsia and passed away in one of the show's most emotional sequences in its history.
Fans flocked to Twitter to express their grief, with @carolinelkelly saying: "Omg I can't believe Lady Sybil has died I actually feel sick and its (sic) not even real."
Another, @kaydee28, wrote: "Something unspeakable has happened in Downton Abbey. Not Sybil. I love Sybil. God damn you Fellowes!"
@Ewing_Annie said: "NO!! How could they?? Why???", and @HarryBradshaw wrote: "Me and Julian Fellows need a chat regarding Lady Sybil's death!!!"
Sad times for all.
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