Castle's Stana Katic reminds fans of the show why they're so important

May 13, 2016 at 11:26 a.m. ET
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Last month, Castle fans were informed that their favorite lead actress, Stana Katic, would be leaving the show. As if this wasn't bad enough, fans were also informed this week that the show would not go on.

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After eight seasons, ABC's Castle is officially over, and Katic, a.k.a. Kate Beckett, has an important message for her fans.

Taking to Twitter during the early hours of Friday morning (May 13), Katic shared a handwritten note thanking her fans for their unwavering support.

"Dear Castle fans, cast and crew: Your devotion to our show has carried us for these unforgettable eight seasons," she wrote. "I'm lucky to have met and worked with and for the lot of you. I will always be grateful. Big hug, Stana."


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But Katic was not the only person to react to the news, as Seamus Dever, who you may know as Detective Kevin Ryan, also reacted when he took to Instagram to share a photo of the cast — and it's clear from the comments on the post that many fans are sad that this is the end of the road.


"Thank U for 8 wonderful seasons #Castle was the best show on TV. The balance chemistry was great," geniey43 wrote.

"Am gonna miss this gang of talented people. I thank you all for such joy and entertainment," bonnbon40 gushed.

"What a beautiful family! Thank you for the last 8 years. Castle has truly been one of the best shows. I am sad it ends but glad it ends with all of you together. I wish you all the best for the future! I hope great things happen," nanou0111 wrote. And merle0102 also shared thoughts on how much the show will be missed, writing, "Thank you for 8 wonderful years! I'm gonna miss the show a lot!!"

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Are you sad that this is the end of the road for Castle? Or do you think it wouldn't have been the same without Stana Katic anyway? Share your thoughts with us in the comments below.

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