Another Bad Sign for Empire? A Major Cast Member Is Leaving

EMPIRE: Pictured L-R: Jussie Smollet, Terrence Howard, Trai Byers, Taraji P. Henson and Bryshere Gray on EMPIRE. The spring premiere episode of EMPIRE airs Wednesday, March 30 (9:00-10:00 PM ET/PT) on FOX. ©2016 Fox Broadcasting Co. Cr: James Dimmock/FOX

Another Bad Sign for Empire? A Major Cast Member Is Leaving

Fans are outraged.

Published May 12, 2016

Another blow for everyone's favorite show.

If the events of the recent Empire season episode are to be believed, a major cast member has left the series for good.

Looks like Jussie Smollett will not be returning to the series, which has been plagued by low ratings in recent months.

EMPIRE: Jamal (Jussie Smollett) receieves a gift from Lucious in the special two-hour â  Die But Once/Who I Amâ   Season Finale episode of EMPIRE airing Wednesday, March 18 (8:00-10:00 PM ET/PT) on FOX. CR: Chuck Hodes/FOX
(Photo: Chuck Hodes/Fox)

In the episode titled "Rise by Sin," Jussie's character Jamal Lyon was accidentally shot by Freda Gatz, and now the actor is sparking rumors with a cryptic tweet that he — and his character — may not be coming back:

The actor also posted another tweet, leaving fans wondering if there was drama behind-the-scenes on the show:

Unsurprisingly, Jussie's tweets left fans pretty outraged, with some even saying they will no longer be watching the popular FOX drama if Jamal is actually killed off.

Watch Jussie and his Empire co-star Yazz perform at the 2015 BET Awards above.

Written by John Justice

(Photo: James Dimmock/FOX)


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