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Massive spoiler revealed in new Bridget Jones novel

2013-09-30 14:09
London - The beloved character and husband of Bridget Jones, Mark Darcy, has been killed off by the books' author, Helen Fielding.

In anticipation of the third installment of the Bridget Jones book series, which was adapted into very popular movies, the Sunday Times magazine published extracts from the new book Mad About The Boy which finds the titular character five years after the death of her husband, according to BBC.

In the movies, Darcy was played by British actor Colin Firth, which became one of his most famous roles alongside Mr Darcy from Jane Austen's Pride and Prejudice onscreen adaptations. Actress Renée Zellweger played the main character Bridget, for which she received a Academy Award for Best Actress nomination.

It also revealed that Bridget is left behind with two children and the story revolves around her new romance with a much younger toy boy. It is not yet revealed how Darcy dies, which will only be told at the end of the novel as his death is told in flashbacks.

Twitter backlash

Fans of the book did not take too kindly to the news:

Third movie speculation

Back in February, Hugh Grant - who plays lothario Daniel Cleaver in the films - revealed he had seen a script for the third film, but neither he, Zellweger or Firth had signed on to star.

He admitted" "No one has signed on the dotted line. But they are working on our script. I have seen the script."

The first best-selling book, Bridget Jones's Diary - written in the form of a diary - was published in 1996, with sequel Bridget Jones: The Edge of Reason released in 1999.

It's okay, at least we still have Colin Firth.

Mark Darcy

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