This adventure contains spoilers about the Season 3 premiere of Empire. Season 3 of Empire premiered Wednesday night with a big acknowledge about a character s death.Fans of the appearance were larboard with a bewilderment at the end of Season 2, as Anika (Grace Gealey) and Rhonda (Kaitlyn Doubleday) tussled at the bend of a high-rise balcony. One of them fell, but we didn t apperceive who.Now we know: It was Rhonda who took the baleful tumble.Fans on amusing media mourned her demise. Empire showrunner Ilene Chaiken told The Hollywood Reporter that because both of the actors and their characters are beloved, allotment who would die was boxy as it was an extraordinary to us that either one of them wouldn t be in the show. But we knew that somebody died on that balustrade in that moment and so we aloof had to attending and say, Who? Who died? Chaiken said. And this was the story. It may advice admirers to apperceive that while her appearance Anika survived, extra Grace Gealey is sad about the accident of Rhonda, too. I anticipate ultimately if I had to accept a chat it would absolutely be bittersweet, Gealey told E!. I absence Kaitlyn actuality here, so it s hard.