Roseanne Barr has finally revealed the fate of her namesake character and how she will be written off in the upcoming 'The Conners' spin-off.
The comedian who made an appearance on a recent episode of Brandon Straka’s YouTube show 'Walk Away' said that her character would die from an opioid overdose when 'Roseanne' gets rebooted as 'The Conners' this fall on ABC. “Oh ya, they killed her,” she said. “They have her die of an opioid overdose.”
Barr admitted and made it clear that she was unhappy with the way the writers decided to end the arc of her character. “It wasn’t enough to [fire me], they had to so cruelly insult the people who loved that family and that show,” she said. The actress also said that the decision to have her die of an opioid overdose was an insult to the fans of the show. But, she says she has come to terms with it as there is nothing else that can be done. “There’s nothing I can do about it. It’s done. It’s over,” she said. “There’s no fight left.”
Barr's former co-star John Goodman who played the role of her husband had previously revealed that her character would be killed in the spin-off, but, he did not reveal how. In an interview with The Times, he said, “I guess [Dan will] be mopey and sad because his wife’s dead.”
Barr made headlines in May when she tweeted that former President Barack Obama’s aide, Valerie Jarrett, who is an African-American and was born in Iran, was as though the "Muslim brotherhood & planet of the apes had a baby." ABC canceled the reboot of “Roseanne” shortly after the tweets.