Entertainment Holby City airs tragic death in latest episode
Holby City axed after 23 years on-air with final episode to air in March 2022
Fans have shared their dismay at the BBC's decision to bring the hit medical drama to an endThe BBC released a statement that read: "We are incredibly proud of Holby City but it’s with great sadness that we are announcing that after 23 years, the show will end on screen in March of next year.
The following article contains major Holby City spoilers from tonight's episode, airing at the earlier time of 7.20pm, which some viewers may choose to avoid.
aired a tragic death in (June 22), as Kian Madani passed away.
Kianin last week's cliffhanger, having relapsed amid Evie and Andrei's stabbing ordeal.
When Fletch went to fetch Kian to aid Evie's surgery, he was horrified to find him lifeless on the floor.
Holby City to end after 23 years
"We sometimes have to make difficult decisions."The medical programme started in 1999 as a spin-off to Casualty, running for 23 series, and will end in March 2022.
Kian had been tempted back into dangerous habits following the difficult day, which had included a nasty run-in with Fletch over Evie's injuries.
Although Chloe and the team did everything they could to revive Kian, it quickly became clear that his prognosis wasn't looking good at all.
Kian was eventually pronounced dead when Henrik and Max were unable to get his heart started.
As news of Kian's death reverberated around the hospital, both Jeong, Fletch and Lucky were left to battle with their separate guilt.
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While Jeong was convinced he was to blame for leaving recovering addict Kian alone in the medicine cupboard, Lucky was forced to reflect on her own actions over the past few days.
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Lucky's conscience continued to eat away at her following a visit to a distraught Andrei, who was about to be taken away by social services.
Before he left, Andrei had some harsh final words for Lucky – insisting that none of this would have happened if she hadn't reported him.
Tonight's scenes marked the end of Ramin Karimloo's time on the show. He has been playing Kian since 2019.
Holby City continues next week on BBC One.
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Fans are not ready to say goodbye to the BBC medical drama.The BBC soap devastated loyal viewers last week when it announced that the programme, which began in 1999 as a spin-off to Casualty, was going to conclude in March 2022, having been on air for more than two decades.