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It's Been 9 Years Since J.T. Died On "Degrassi" And We're Still Not Over It

IT'S STILL TOO SOON.

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First off, you're probably going to want to play this as you read this story:

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Grab some tissues.

WARNING: SPOILERS AHEAD.

JK, it's been nine years. Get it together.

Unbelievably, it's been NINE whole years since Degrassi lost its shining angel, J.T. Yorke.

His final episode aired January 9, 2007 in Canada.(The episode aired January 26, 2007 in the U.S., but DEGRASSI IS CANADIAN SO WE'RE GOING WITH THE CANADIAN DATE.)
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His final episode aired January 9, 2007 in Canada.

(The episode aired January 26, 2007 in the U.S., but DEGRASSI IS CANADIAN SO WE'RE GOING WITH THE CANADIAN DATE.)

As we are all pained to remember, our sweet boy was stabbed by a hoodlum from goddamned Lakehurst.

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OK, this GIF makes it look like something else is going on, but I assure you J.T. is being stabbed. WITH A KNIFE.

AND THEN HE DIED. BEFORE HE COULD GET BACK TOGETHER WITH LIBERTY.

Why, Degrassi? Why did you do this to us?
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Why, Degrassi? Why did you do this to us?

And it seemed like it only took the Degrassi Community School, like, three minutes to put a memorial together.

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They even had a huge portrait painted of J.T., somehow.

That thing must have taken forever to finish. How was it ready in time for the memorial? Oh wait, NEVER MIND THAT, I'M TOO BUSY CRYING.
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That thing must have taken forever to finish. How was it ready in time for the memorial? Oh wait, NEVER MIND THAT, I'M TOO BUSY CRYING.

But what about those of us who are still grieving? Who are still in pain?!

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It may have been nine years ago, but the wound still feels so fresh.

There are thousands, millions, BILLIONS of people still mourning to this day.

I'm still not over jt's death on degrassi

bro I'm still trippin over JT's death in degrassi

i cant stop thinking about JT from degrassi why did he have to die why did god forsaken us

JT geting shot was literally the most emotional episode of Degrassi 😭😭😭 I still haven't recovered from his death

(I mean, he was stabbed, not shot, but the emotions are still real.)

Some people are still coping with J.T.'s death using dark humour.

BUT TODAY IS NOT A DAY FOR JOKES.
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BUT TODAY IS NOT A DAY FOR JOKES.

Others deal by lighting a candle in J.T.'s memory.

And that's really beautiful.
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And that's really beautiful.

But maybe it's important that we still feel this pain. So that we'll always remember.

J.T. will never truly die because he's still alive in all of our hearts.
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J.T. will never truly die because he's still alive in all of our hearts.

Rest in peace, J.T. We miss you each and every day.

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NEVER FORGET.

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