Rumor of the Day: Is [REDACTED] gonna get killed off on Doctor Who?

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Feb 27, 2013, 12:00 PM EST

There’s a beloved character from Doctor Who who may be meeting his/her maker in the second half of season seven. You know we've got to say it, right? *SPOILERS AHEAD*

According to a "source," fan favorite River Song (played by the always-wonderful Alex Kingston) could be set to depart the beloved BBC sci-fi series for good in the highly anticipated second half of season seven.

The Daily Star newspaper (meaning take this with a grain of salt, guys) reports that a set worker spotted a tombstone prop with her name on it. The source has been quoted as saying: "There is a River Song tombstone. This is an actual prop."

This could be a red herring, since we’ve all known the character’s fate ever since her first introduction in the season four two-parter “Silence in the Library” and “Forest of the Dead.” Both episodes were written by current showrunner Steven Moffat.

Back then, River Song appeared alongside Doctor Number Ten, David Tennant.

It was later revealed during season six that River Song was actually Melody Pond and was the daughter of former companions Amy (Karen Gillan) and Rory (Arthur Darville). She later married the Eleventh Doctor (Matt Smith) in the stunning finale, “The Wedding of River Song,” in order to save the universe. (Though we're sure she wasn't complaining one bit about that part.)

The second part of season seven of Doctor Who, starring Matt Smith and Jenna-Louise Coleman, starts on March 30.

Do you believe that River Song will finally meet her maker this season? Or do you think it's much ado about nothing and that her fate was already sealed back in season four and that no wibbly-wobbly, timey-wimey stuff will ever change that?

(via The List)