Devoted “Grey’s Anatomy” fans are grieving over the loss of McDreamy. In a shocking episode Thursday night, fan favorite Patrick Dempsey, also known for his eye-candy looks, was killed. After 11 seasons on the ABC medical drama, Dr. Shepard has worked his final case.
“Derek Shepherd is and will always be an incredibly important character — for Meredith, for me and for the fans,” said show creator Shonda Rhimes in a statement. “I absolutely never imagined saying goodbye to our McDreamy. Patrick Dempsey’s performance shaped Derek in a way that I know we both hope became a meaningful example — happy, sad, romantic, painful and always true — of what young women should demand from modern love. His loss will be felt by all. Now, Meredith and the entire ‘Grey’s Anatomy’ family are about to enter uncharted territory as we head into this new chapter of her life. The possibilities for what may come are endless. As Ellis Grey would say: The carousel never stops turning.”
While viewers are struggling to come to terms with the loss, FN decided it was the perfect time to take a look at some of Dempsey’s best shoe moments off-set. While he tends to opt for a classic lace-up styles on the red carpet, the actor appreciates casual looks, too, from boots to high-top sneakers.
I want to thank all the fans, what an incredible 11 yrs, I love you all
— Patrick Dempsey (@PatrickDempsey) April 24, 2015
Click through our gallery for some of Dempsey’s dreamiest shoe statements.