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05/09/2018 14:52 BST | Updated 05/09/2018 15:44 BST

'House Of Cards' Season 6: Netflix Confirms Kevin Spacey's Character Is Dead, Ahead Of New Series

The streaming service severed ties with Spacey following multiple accusations of sexual misconduct.

Netflix has revealed that Kevin Spacey’s character ‘House Of Cards’ character, Frank Underwood, has been killed off, ahead of the political drama’s upcoming sixth series.

The streaming service had already confirmed that Spacey would not be appearing in the sixth and final series of ‘House Of Cards’, after multiple allegations of sexual misconduct were made against him, with the focus instead being pulled to Robin Wright’s character, Claire Underwood.

And while speculation about whether producers would be killing Frank off began last year, a newly-released trailer confirms that the character will die off screen.

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Robin Wright as Claire Underwood in the new series of 'House Of Cards'

In the short clip, Claire addresses the camera, saying: “I’ll tell you this, though, Francis. When they bury me, it won’t be in my backyard. And when they pay their respects, they’ll have to wait in line.”

The camera then pans out to reveal that Claire is standing at her late husband’s grave, with the epitaph reading: “Frank Underwood… 46th President of the United States Of America.”

‘House Of Cards’ tweeted the clip on Thursday afternoon, along with the message: “You should have known.”

Robin Wright spoke about the allegations against Spacey for the first time in July, admitting they had never particularly close.

Kevin and I knew each other between action and cut,” she explained, when asked if there had ever been any “red flags” about her co-star during filming. “I didn’t really... I didn’t know the man. I knew the incredible craftsman that he is.”

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Kevin Spacey's character will no longer appear in 'House Of Cards'

Co-star Patricia Clarkson recently lauded Wright for “leading the charge” that ended up in a sixth series being made, when it looked like the show’s future was in doubt.

Clarkson told ‘The Talk’: “It was truly the great Robin Wright rallying. We have beautiful showrunners… and they killed themselves to rethink the whole show. It’s only eight episodes.

“Robin led all of this charge so that people would save their livelihoods because when the show goes away some people don’t get paid.”

The sixth series of ‘House Of Cards’ will debut on Netflix in on 2 November.

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