On Tuesday's series premiere, the family members first believed that Roseanne died from a heart attack while sleeping. However, it was later revealed that the family matriarch actually died from an opioid overdose that stemmed from an unknown addiction. They soon figure out that Roseanne was secretly taking painkillers after they find more pills stashed away all over the house.
The lead actress' death brought about mixed reviews from fans online. Some fans were visibly upset about the way that Barr's character was killed off, writing about the seriousness of an opioid addiction.
Others just felt that the show was not the same without her sense of humor and comedic chops.
#TheConners Yeah I don’t like it, Roseanne was the buffer that made all the other characters shine. This feels like sitting down to do a puzzle and finding out half the pieces are missing. Last time I’m watching, maybe will have a “dallas it was all a dream” situation
I’m loving the raw truth of the pill epidemic in this country , TRUE Roseanne style to tackle REAL issues , call the show whatever you want but as long as it’s honest real material i’ll always be a fan 👍🏻