Hollyoaks viewers have been heartbroken following the tragic death of fan favourite Luke Morgan.
Following series of mishaps and adventures during their pre-wedding celebrations in Mallorca, Luke and his blushing bride Cindy (Steph Waring) reunited with their family and friends on a scenic clifftop as they raise a glass.
The touching scenes capture Luke's final moments as Monday's hour-long first-look episode on E4 ended in tragedy.
Luke, who's suffers from Frontotemporal disorder, became confused and dropped Cindy’s wedding ring, which lead to him fatally losing his footing on the cliff edge.
As Cindy and the rest of the party rushed over, they realised they’re too late and a series of flashbacks revisited Luke’s highlights over the years in the Hollyoaks village.
Fans of the Channel 4 soap rushed to their keyboards to discuss Luke's dramatic death.
Taking to Twitter, one fan penned: "All that build up of Luke eventually dying from FTD for him to die like that really. I’m kind of disappointed! I mean i suppose it did kind of kill him but i was not expecting that.. good episode though."
Another added: "I'm honestly sat crying I loved Luke so much for him to die like that with all his loved ones with him it's so devastating."
A third person posted: "I loved this episode but I'm really not sure if Luke falling off a cliff was the right way for him to die???"
While a fourth social media user said: "NO WAY?? I was NOT expecting Luke to die like that omg! #hollyoaks."
In a brand-new video recorded in Mallorca, Gary Lucy has recalled his best moments during his time on the show.
In the interview, the actor recalled attending his first British Soap Awards in 1999, winning Hollyoaks' first ever award for Best Newcomer and receiving acclaim for the ground-breaking male rape storyline.
He also discusses his recent on-screen relationship with Step Waring and the friendships he has made on and off screen.
Luke was diagnosed with frontotemporal dementia in December 2019 and his condition has started to deteriorate in recent months.
Opening up about his exit, actor Gary, who has played Luke on and off since 1999, told The Sun: "Young person dementia has never been shown on British TV before and sadly, like so many others, dementia is an illness that has touched my family.
"My nan was diagnosed with dementia back when I was doing Dancing on Ice in 2010 and it's absolutely horrendous.
"It really is such an awful disease. I always knew it was going to mean that Luke would die, but it's been hard saying goodbye, really hard.
"Every time I was doing a scene with someone we'd realise that it would be our last one together and I was in absolute bits."
Hollyoaksnow streams first on All 4 with new episodes dropping each weekday morning and the show airs Mondays to Fridays at 6.30pm on Channel 4 and at 7pm on E4
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