The Good Doctor star reacts to shocking exit in final season

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The Good Doctor star Noah Galvin has spoken out about his shocking exit from the final season of the ABC show.

The actor, who starred as Dr. Asher Wolke since the fourth season of the medical drama, was killed during the fifth episode of the season in a brutal antisemitic attack.

While reconnecting with Judaism, Dr Wolke was driving a rabbi back to the synagogue when the pair discovered two thugs vandalising the building. A confrontation led to the vandals killing him.

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The death shocked The Good Doctor viewers, with Galvin paying tribute to his beloved character in an emotional Instagram post.

"I spent the last four years in Vancouver working away from my fiancée and dog and family. It was hard but these people made it really worth it. I love you @thegooddoctorabc thank you for everything!!" he wrote alongside a selection of pictures on set.

The Good Doctor page penned a sweet message to the actor in the comments, writing: "Always our Asher 💙."

It was confirmed the show would be ending with its seventh season earlier this year, with creator David Shore opening up on the reasoning why in a recent interview.

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"We’ve been lucky enough to plan the ending we want to do. This has been a weird year. Only doing 10 episodes is unfortunate. But being able to go out on your own terms is a blessing," he told Collider.

He continued: "I love [Dr. Shaun Murphy]. You want to throw him into any situation and see what he has to say about the rest of us. We always talk about that. When you live with the character as we’ve had, it does make you a better person. I hope so."

The Good Doctor airs on ABC in the US, and on Sky Witness and NOW in the UK.

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