Roseanne says her character is killed off by opioid overdose in ABC spinoff
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Roseanne Barr said Monday that her iconic ABC character will be killed off by an opioid overdose for the upcoming spinoff of “Roseanne.”

"Oh yeah, they killed her," Barr told conservative activist Brandon Straka on his YouTube show “Walk Away.” "They have her die of an opioid overdose."

Fox News, which first reported the YouTube interview, said representatives from the forthcoming spinoff did not immediately respond to a request for comment.


Barr was fired from the hit ABC reboot of the 1990s sitcom "Roseanne" after posting a racist tweet about former Obama official Valerie Jarrett.

ABC promptly canceled the show, but announced a spinoff without Barr, “The Conners,” which is set to premiere next month.

Former "Roseanne" co-star John Goodman said last month that Barr’s character would be killed off, but the network has not commented on the character’s fate.

Barr has made a number of statements since her May tweet, which said Jarrett, former senior adviser to President Obama, was the offspring of the Muslim brotherhood and the movie “Planet of the Apes.”

Though she at first apologized for the tweet, Barr later walked back the apology in a video in which she claimed she "thought the bitch was white.” She also accused ABC of firing her because of her support for President TrumpDonald John TrumpBiden says his faith is 'bedrock foundation of my life' after Trump claim Coronavirus talks on life support as parties dig in, pass blame Ohio governor tests negative in second coronavirus test MORE.