Supernatural Star Survives Multiple Terrifying Medical Emergencies

By Charlene Badasie | Published

Mark Sheppard, who played demon and King of Hell, Crowley on the hit CW series Supernatural, recently revealed that he survived six heart attacks.

“You’re not going to believe this! Was on my way to an appointment yesterday when I collapsed in my kitchen,” the actor said in an Instagram post.

“Six massive heart attacks later, and being brought back from dead four times I apparently had a 100 percent blockage in my [left anterior descending artery].”

Mark Sheppard Survives

Mark Sheppard credited his survival to his wife and the medical team, who treated him as his chances of living without prompt assistance were very low.

“If not for my wife, the @losangelesfiredepartment at Mulholland, and the incredible staff @providencecalifornia St Joseph’s – I wouldn’t be writing this,” he said. “My chances of survival were virtually nil. I feel great. Humbled once more. Home tomorrow!”

Misha Collins Responds

Fellow Supernatural cast member Misha Collins, shared his support in the comments section of Mark Sheppard’s post. “Mark! You don’t need to do the most and biggest every time! Six heart attacks? Two or three would have been impressive enough,” Collins via Deadline.

“You’ve impressed us, okay. Now stop with this heal up and get back on the road with us,” he continued. “Love you, pal.”

Mark Sheppard On Supernatural

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Mark Sheppard has had a prolific career in television and film, gaining recognition for his roles in various genres. Some of his notable appearances include roles in Doctor Who, Battlestar Galactica, Firefly, and 24.

However, he is best known for his work as Crowley in the long-running television series Supernatural.

Mark Sheppard’s Crowley first appears in Season 5 of Supernatural as a crossroads demon known for making deals with humans in exchange for their souls.

Initially introduced as a demon that holds the contract of Dean Winchester’s soul, Crowley gains more power over time and eventually becomes the King of Hell.

Crowley Is A Cunning Character

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Crowley (Mark Sheppard) takes advantage of the chaos in Hell following Lucifer’s defeat and manages to seize control, becoming the new King.

Throughout the series, he is portrayed as a pragmatic and cunning character, always looking for opportunities to increase his power. Despite being a demon, Crowley occasionally teams up with the Winchester brothers, Sam and Dean.

Crowley’s motivations are often driven by self-preservation and a desire for power. But despite his demonic nature, he is shown to have a more complex personality, with a sense of humor and even a degree of empathy.

Crowley’s family background is explored as the series progresses, shedding light on his relationships with other demons and his mother, Rowena MacLeod, a powerful witch.

Crowley Redemption Arc

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Toward the end of Mark Sheppard’s time on Supernatural Crowley experiences moments of internal conflict and questions his demonic nature.

This leads to a somewhat unexpected redemption arc, where he looks for a way out of his demonic existence and attempts to change his destiny. His journey ends in Season 12 as the power dynamics in Hell become increasingly unstable.

After the birth of Jack, the Nephilim, who is the son of Lucifer and a human, Crowley initially sees an opportunity to align himself with the Winchesters to use Jack for his own purposes. But in the penultimate episode of the season, titled “All Along the Watchtower,” Crowley (Mark Sheppard) makes a surprising and selfless decision.

Sheppard’s Impact On Supernatural

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Faced with the impending threat of Jack and realizing that he cannot control or manipulate the Nephilim for his own benefit, Crowley (Mark Sheppard) decides to sacrifice himself for the greater good and takes his own life by stabbing himself with an angel blade.

This act serves a dual purpose – to prevent Lucifer from using him to manipulate Jack and to provide the Winchesters with the means to defeat Lucifer.

Crowley’s (Mark Sheppard) sacrifice has a profound impact on the Winchesters, especially on Dean. It marks the end of a complicated relationship with the brothers.