Spoiler Alert: Connie Britton Shares Heartfelt Post After Her Character Leaves ‘Nashville’

“It has been an honor.”

After five seasons of Nashville, Connie Britton’s character, Rayna James, was killed off the show. Fans were shocked during the Feb. 23 episode where Rayna was killed following a car accident. If you are a fan of the show, this was an absolutely devastating episode to watch.

As soon as the episode aired, Connie shared a heartfelt Instagram post thanking her Nashville family and the fans for the years of support. Variety states that Connie will appear in the next two episodes due to flashbacks shown.

Take a look at Connie’s post below as we weep…

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Thank you Rayna Jaymes. For your magic and your dignity. And thank you to all the creators of Rayna Jaymes, for there were many. Callie Khouri, who gave her life. Deacon, Maddie, Daphne, who shaped her as her family. Teddy, Tandy, Lamar too. Juliette, Scarlett, Bucky and the ones who crafted her into a business woman. Along with countless other compatriots and combatants. And then of course the crew of “Nashville" who brought her to life, every crew member in every department who made Rayna live each week. And then there’s the music. T Bone, Buddy, Tim, Frankie and all the brilliant songwriters who gave Rayna a voice. There was no music, and no Rayna, without you. But finally and most importantly, the fans. You made Rayna. You supported her and loved her and gave her inspiration just as she was able to inspire you. You were the energy source, the power behind her heart and soul and life. Rayna lived for you. And, from the depths of my heart, I thank you, for her and for me. It has been an honor to be a part of that creation. And as I know she would want it, the show must, and will go on. Long live Rayna Jaymes. #RIPRayna #NashvilleCMT

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