Which leaves fans to speculate on which of her characters might have fallen victim to Rhimes' contempt. As the executive producer of Scandal, Grey's Anatomy and Private Practice, there are just so many devastating deaths to choose from.
Without comment, here are a few of our best guesses as to who Shonda brutally murdered (in her television shows, just to be clear).
1. Scandal's Harrison Wright Played by: Columbus Short Cause of death: Shot in the head due to uncovering a conspiracy.
2. Grey's Anatomy's Derek "McDreamy" Shepherd Played by: Patrick Dempsey Cause of Death: Hit by a car while helping people who had been hit by cars, then receiving poor medical care for his brain trauma.
Or maybe she was talking about Grey's Anatomy's Izzie Stevens, played by Katherine Heigl. While she technically didn’t die, Rhimes did end up make Stevens' life a Greek tragedy.
Stevens' boyfriend -- Denny Duquette, Jr. -- died randomly after a successful heart transplant. Then Stevens diagnosed herself with Stage IV metastatic melanoma cancer and had a 5 percent chance of survival. She later had brain surgery to treat tumors caused by the cancer, but the surgery caused her to suffer mild amnesia and short-term memory loss and she almost died during the procedure.
Eventually she fully recovered and went back to work at the hospital and was then promptly fired. Also, her marriage to fellow doctor Alex Karev (Justin Chambers) rapidly fell apart and they divorced. Eventually she just disappears and has never been seen again.