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‘Good Wife’ Star Josh Charles On Shocking Death: ‘Everything’s Going to Be OK!’ (Video)

Actor consoles devastated fans on Monday’s ”Late Show with David Letterman“

“Good Wife” star Josh Charles took a moment in his appearance on the “Late Show with David Letterman” Monday to console fans who have been grieving since the shocking death of his character Sunday night.

“I get invested in characters in TV shows, too,” Charles said. “Everything’s going to be ok!”

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Charles had been a series regular on the show, playing Will Gardner opposite star Julianna Margulies, before his character was gunned down in an explosive courtroom scene that took fans completely by surprise.

Letterman applauded Charles’ decision to leave the show, calling it a “very courageous” move. The actor said he decided a year ago not to return when his contract expired.

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“It is tough to leave stability and leave, sort of, structure,” Charles said.

The character’s death did come with a bonus, though.

“I had to get killed off to be on your show!” Charles said. Monday was his first appearance on the “Late Show.”

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Watch the clip from Charles’ appearance below. The full episode of “Late Show with David Letterman” airs Monday night at 11:35 p.m. EDT.