Mary McDonnell speaks out on 'Major Crimes' death and backlash -

Sharon Raydor’s sudden and tragic death on Major Crimes sparked intense debate among ardent fans — and it hasn’t waned since the show concluded earlier this month. Now, Raydor’s portrayer, Mary McDonnell, has spoken out on the matter.

In an essay for Variety, McDonnell acknowledged the backlash against the show as well as the widespread support she received from fans, calling viewers’ reactions to Raydor’s death “sharply illuminating.” Some Major Crimes viewers disliked the way the show’s...

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