Spoiler Alert: Do not continue reading unless you’ve watched tonight’s episode of Degrassi, hun! We mean it. For the rest of you, grab your box of tissues and continue reading if you can see through your tears.
Woah, did Degrassi really just go there?!
The longrunning TeenNick has never shied away from tough issues such as school shootings, suicide and teen pregnancy, but we will were still shocked to see the series kill off a fan favorite character in the Aug. 15 episode “Honey.”
Yes, Adam (Jordan Todosey) died after hitting a tree when he lost control of the car he was driving because he was texting at the end of the last episode, sending home the message that it can always wait to the show’s young viewers. Executive producer Stephen Stohn tweeted after the episode, “We must never text and drive. Never.”
Todosey made her Degrassi debut in season 10 as Adam Torres, the series’ first transgender student. Adam went through his fair share of drama during his time at Degrassi, dealing with bullies, girl problems and that time he was shot at prom. Things were starting to look up for Adam after he found love with Becky (Sarah Fisher), but an argument between the duo during summer vacation eventually led to Adam texting and driving. Todosey won a Gemini award for her work in the episode “My Body Is a Cage.”
Degrassi‘s next episode will deal with the aftermath of Adam’s shocking death, including Becky organizing a night of remembrance while trying to understand the meaning of this recent tragedy.
Todosey’s depature from the series follows several other exits: Annie Clark, Chloe Rose, Justin Kelly, Shanice Barton, Daniel Kelly, Jake Neayem and Alicia Josipovic‘s characters all graduated at the end of season 12, while fans were left completely devastated when Cam (Dylan Everett) committed suicide. Alex Steele, who played freshman Tori, also exited the series after season 12.Follow @Infocelebrity on Twitter!
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