Roseanne Conner Dead at 65 – Opioid Overdose
After months of speculation, it’s confirmed, the beloved television character Roseanne Conner will die at age 65 of an opioid overdose. This according to the actress Roseanne Barr who played the role for ten seasons. Barr revealed Roseanne Conner’s fate while discussing the character with Brandon Straka on his live YouTube show “WalkAway with Brandon Straka”.
Straka – “What’s gonna happen to Roseanne Conner?”
Roseanne – “Oh they killed her. Yeah. They have her die of an opioid overdose. So it wasn’t enough to just do what they did to me, they had to so cruelly insult the people who loved that family in that show. They had to cruelly insult them and that’s what they chose to do. So there’s nothing I can do about it. It’s done. It’s over. There’s no fight left. I did what I had to do to save my own life.”
Straka – “Don’t you feel or do you feel like the way that they’ve written your character out is a message that’s being sent to the American people? Killing Roseanne, killing a Trump supporter what do you think? Do you think there’s a symbolism there?”
Roseanne – “I do, kinda… do you?”
Straka – “I think that it’s an ominous warning to a certain degree, that they’re giving us. Look what happens if you think wrong.”
Roseanne – “Right, I think so. We will ruin you, we will libel you, we’ll take your life’s work.”
Roseanne – “I’m very upset because I feel like they insulted my audience, too. For everybody who doesn’t hate Trump’s guts. They insulted all of us. I was just a tool they used to knock them down.”
Straka – “Yes. You were the proxy, you were the vessel.”
Later in the interview, Straka delved into more revealing territory with the star. Uncovering Barr’s candid reaction to the fallout with her castmates.
Straka – “In terms of your castmates, do you feel betrayed?”
Roseanne – “Here’s how I feel and this is very honest. I feel that they all lost a really good friend.”
There’s been plenty of speculation on just how ABC planned to eliminate the family matriarch. E! Online recently floated a few possible theories.
an interview from August 2018, Goodman seemed to indicate Barr’s Roseanne Conner would kick the bucket. “It’s an unknown. I guess he’ll be mopey and sad because his wife’s dead,” Goodman said. It’s still an unknown…or maybe she’s dead? Here are our thoughts:
Roseanne is dead. This is an obvious one. The character was scheduled to undergo surgery in the season 10 finale “Knee Deep.” There are complications and she doesn’t survive. Boom, easy.
It was all a dream. Dan wakes up from a dream, negating season 10. Roseanne was dead the whole time.
Roseanne goes to rehab, has a falling out with her family. The character was struggling with pill addiction during the recent season. This gives Barr the chance to take Roseanne Conner somewhere, because according to The Hollywood Reporter she still retains the rights to that character and future spinoffs/revivals.
Roseanne joins the Trump administration and has a falling out with her family. Stranger things have happened on TV.
A new chapter. The original Roseanne ended with Roseanne Conner revealing she basically fictionalized the entire show. She rewrote her story: Dan didn’t cheat on her, he was dead; her mom wasn’t a lesbian, Jackie was; Darlene and Becky were with the opposite partners. Season 10 was all fictionalized too…by Dan or Darlene.
Jerry needed her. Remember Roseanne’s fourth child, Jerry? Of course you don’t, the show doesn’t either. But maybe they do and Roseanne goes to her child’s aide…somewhere far, far away.
But according to Roseanne Barr, it will be an opioid overdose, you heard it here first folks. The Conners is set to air at 8pm Tuesday, October 16, on ABC
. By A. Montz – Contributor @AMontz
Illustration By: The Red Pill Pundit