Mark Darcy is dead – the Twitter reaction

Bridget Jones's leading man is no more - cue anger, sadness and confusion...

Bridget Jones fans were left reeling today by the news that her heroic leading man Mark Darcy has been killed off in the latest novel from author Helen Fielding. 


The reactions ranged from sadness to anger to a kind of calm acceptance that Fielding may have had no other choice if she was to stay true to the spirit of the stories. 

And, of course, some people felt as if it was actually Colin Firth who had died…