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Fair City: Will Casey finally meets his brutal end after Lee attacks him

Will tried to buy himself some time by stemming the flow of blood with his belt while he phoned for help.

Will following the confrontation

Neasa Cumiskey

Will Casey has finally met his end after tonight’s shocking episode of Fair City.

Viewers across the nation were holding breath this evening when they saw Will left for dead by Lee before he rose and stumbled from his hallway to the living room in an attempt to save his life.

Using his medical knowledge, Will tried to buy himself some time by stemming the flow of blood with his belt while he phoned for help.

Originally dialling 999, he chose to make one last call to his ex-wife Mairead.

Lee loses control and hits Will

But Mairead ignored his final call while she was at a celebration for Cristiano’s birthday, telling Dolores that Will would “only be a downer” if she answered.

Bleeding profusely, Will died alone and in pain.

But things didn’t end there as Ger, afraid that Will’s death may be traced back to her, let herself into the house to clean things up.

She retrieved her stolen money and staged the crime scene to look like an accident before tidying up and leaving.

Ger is appalled when Lee and Darragh confess to killing Will

It’s been a long road for Will Casey since being found not guilty of assault at his trial in recent months.

The nurse has had quite the journey in Carrigstown from manipulating Hughie by leading him to believe he was an alcoholic to attacking his daughter Hayley in a robbery.

Speaking about playing the soap’s villain, actor John Cronin said: “It's been a lot of fun. Playing the villain always is.

“The storylines I've had, with so many twists and turns and trickery, have been really enjoyable to film. And knowing that Will was getting such a strong reaction from the viewers only made it more fun.

“I've enjoyed playing the character and I had to find things to like in Will even if nobody else could!

“Of course, I'm sad for him that he didn't achieve any redemption but at the end of the day he didn't do enough to deserve it. As a soap character he has had a fantastic journey and it has been a great storyline to go out on.”

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