12/29/2010 05:12 am ET | Updated May 25, 2011

'Grey's Anatomy' Creator Considered 'Brutal' Izzie Death

It appears Izzie Stevens has cheated death once more.

In an effort to give Alex/Izzie fans some closure in the wake of Katherine Heigl's abrupt departure last spring, Grey's Anatomy creator Shonda Rhimes contemplated bringing their love story to a tragic end this season. She stops short of saying cancer survivor Izzie would've died off screen, but -- keep reading and do the math.

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