Fans of the "Bridget Jones" books are horrified that author Helen Fielding has killed off a main character in the upcoming third installment of the best-selling series.
Fielding first saw success with 1996's "Bridget Jones' Diary" and then again with "Bridget Jones: The Edge of Reason" in 1999. In the last book, London's favorite fictional thirty-something was ready to settle down with barrister Mark Darcy.
Both novels were then turned into successful feature films starring Renee Zellweger and Colin Firth as Jones and Darcy.
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Now, in "Mad About The Boy," readers once again join Jones, who is now 51 and single after losing her husband five years earlier.
That's right — Mark Darcy is dead.
Fielding previewed Darcy's demise in an interview this week with the U.K.'s Sunday Times Magazine
and Twitter immediately ignited with a rash of outraged reactions.
"Mad About The Boy" is due to be published Oct. 10.
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