Roseanne Barr says her 'Conners' character gets killed off by opioid overdose

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In a podcast released over the weekend, Barr spilled the beans on how the upcoming Roseanne offshoot will write off her character Roseanne Conner: "They killed her".

On May 29, ABC announced that it had cancelled Roseanne just hours after Barr apologised for published a racist tweet directed at a former aide to President Barack Obama.

"Well, I've done some weird things on Ambien", Barr said.


"Oh ya, they killed her", said Barr, who previously said she planned on fleeing to Israel when "The Connors" premieres.

Fans have been wondering how TV bosses will pick up the show without the comedienne, and now she reveals the TV Roseanne will die after suffering an opioid overdose.

Barr said she's not happy with the way she'll be written out of the show.


Last month, John Goodman said he wasn't sure how the new series, titled The Conners, will be structured.

"I have people on the other side too", she told Straka. "Defending myself or being angry for being mischaracterized and, you know, I don't..." I'm anxious about all the people out there who don't have a circle of friends and followers who come right to their defense-the person who's walking down the street minding their own business and they see somebody cling to their purse or walk across the street.

She also revealed she has "spies" in Hollywood who are watching out for her. "Don't think I don't have spies. I did what I had to do to save my own life and I did it". "It's done, it's over, there's no fight left", Barr added.


"The Conners" will premiere on Tuesday, October 16 at 8 p.m. on ABC.

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