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Roseanne will die of an opioid overdose.

Over the weekend, the actress revealed in an interview with Brandon Straka of The Unsilent Minority what happened to her character. Of course, in real life, Roseanne Barr was infamously fired from her own Roseanne reboot after racist remarks she made on Twitter essentially put the nail in her career's coffin.

John Goodman revealed late last month that his sitcom wife Roseanne will be killed off on the ABC spinoff The Conners.

Barr then added she was pretty unhappy with how the writers seemingly chose to take her out of the show. However, Barr is no longer involved in front of or behind the camera and therefore had no say in how the new show's creators got rid of her character. "They have her die of an opioid overdose". She criticized ABC for how they handled her character and that it insulted the fans who were with her and the show throughout the years.

"There's nothing I can do about it", she acknowledged.

"I wanted to show that in the show", she said.

Barr called the decision "cynical and frightful". According to Entertainment Weekly, the network did not respond for a comment, so this isn't the official word on Roseanne's fate, but as Barr pointed out they did set up a possible addiction storyline for Roseanne in the first season of the revival.

The Conners has a 10-episode order and stars John Goodman (Dan), Laurie Metcalf (Jackie), Sara Gilbert (Darlene), Lecy Goranson (Becky), and Michael Fishman (D.J.).

The Conners premieres October 16 at 8/7C on ABC.

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