By Heather Froglear

If you watch ‘Nashville’ on CMT but didn’t see last nights’ episode… scroll on.  Spoiler alert ahead!

Well, Rayna is no more.  Connie Britton’s character was killed off the show after a 5-season run.

Her death came from injuries she received in a car accident on the show.

Britton has stated the decision to leave the show was hers.

People took to social media last night, gutted by the news of Rayna’s death.

‘Nashville’ first aired on ABC but was cancelled after 4 seasons.  Fans campaigned to bring the show back, and after 1-month, it was brought back, but airing on CMT.

Connie Britton shared this post on her Instagram page after the show aired last night:


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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