Bridget Jones' Diary Fans Livid Over Latest Plot Twist

Excerpts released to public show beloved character's taking 'unexpected" turn.
3:04 | 09/30/13

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Transcript for Bridget Jones' Diary Fans Livid Over Latest Plot Twist
And sizzling, bridget jones fans are outraged in the plot twis in the upcoming third book. This is a spoiler alert. One of the beloved characters has taken, well, a very unexpected turn. Abc's bianna golodryga is here. Should fans look away? I have to bring you the bad new this is morning. This one is so tough to report. But here we go. It's been over a decade since we last heard from bridget, who finally found love and settled down. Now, author helen fielding thought it was time to revisit the bubbling jones. IN HER 50s, A MOTHER, AND GULP, A window. There's a question I have been meaning to ask you. As long as it's not will you marry me. Reporter: She found love with the charming mark darcy. And they lived happily ever after. That is, until now. Spoiler alert. We're about to reveal the twist that's got the granny panties of fans everywhere in a bind. You remember bridget. Maybe not. Reporter: In the latest installment, bad about the boy, we find out that mr. Darcy is dead. She's older. I was looking at the problems of being older. Reporter: In june, fielding dropped hints about brinlt's new life as a single mom. She's trying not lose the children by checking her twitter followers while they're at the tree. That kind of thing. Reporter: But bridget jones a widow? Why didn't I just stay as I was. Sad, sexless. But at least a mother, a window, and faithful to their -- faith to feel their father. Fans showing outrage. Won't read it if he dies, says one fan. Gutted, but will soldier on and read the book. Poor bridget. Is killing off mr. Darcy a good idea in. It's been 14 years since the last novel. This shocking spoiler helps jump-start publicity? Reporter: The first two novels sold 15 million copies worldwide. The films grossed over 500 million at the box office. The hope is fans will still love brinlt just the way she is. I like you very much. Just as you are. Now it is long believed her character is loosely based on fielding herself. That theory is supported by recent changes in her own life. SHE, TOO, IS IN HER 50s, A MOM, And singling, though her ex did not die. The book chair fies with him already dead. It's a jumping off point. The book begins he's already gone. And she talked about it herself. Okay. A good story to read in the book. Put down the twitter. Coming up, everybody.

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