UPDATE: While “Supernatural” co-executive producer Jim Michaels teased fans with a “never say never” tweet, Sheppard clarified that there are zero plans for him to return to the CW drama.

Original story: “Supernatural” will be down a cast member when the drama returns to the CW in the fall. Actor Mark Sheppard posted a goodbye note to fans on Instagram, indicating that Crowley will not return.

“So to all my #spnfamily everywhere... my crew and my fellow storytellers... thanks for the ride. Time for something new,” he wrote.

Sheppard started on “Supernatural” in Season 5, and though his character, the King of the Crossroads Demons, is pretty evil, he often proved helpful to the Winchesters. Crowley’s top priority was usually staying alive. He couldn’t do that if one of the many other villains decided to end the world. However, in his last moments, he revealed that he may have actually cared about saving humanity.

In the “Supernatural” Season 12 finale, Crowley came up with a plan to trap Lucifer in an alternate reality, one where Sam (Jared Padalecki) and Dean (Jensen Ackles) were never born. His spell required someone’s life, and Crowley decided that it was his time to go. He stabbed himself with an angel blade to save the day.

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While many deaths on “Supernatural” are reversed, Sheppard’s post makes it seem like Crowley is officially dead. The actor assured fans on Twitter that they’ll still be able to see him at upcoming conventions throughout the year.

To celebrate his time on “Supernatural” and give back, the actor is running a Represent campaign with t-shirts that have Crowley’s face along with the quote, “Even when I lose, I win.” Proceeds from the fundraiser will go to Camp Conrad Chinnock, a camp for children with diabetes. Check out Sheppard’s fundraiser HERE.

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Crowley (Mark Sheppard) is going to stay dead as “Supernatural” heads into Season 13. The CW

While Crowley seems to actually be dead, it seems like Castiel (Misha Collins) might be saved. Though he too was stabbed with an angel blade, Collins will be coming back next season.

Jared Padalecki accidentally let the news slip at Jus In Bello convention in Italy last weekend. A fan asked about the “Supernatural” crossover with “Scooby-Doo” in which the characters will be animated. The father of three revealed that Collins was among the cast members who recorded a voiceover for the episode.

“We actually already recorded it,” Padalecki said. “[It’s] episode 16 of next season, and we already had to do the script and go to a music studio ... and we did all the dialogue, Jensen and Misha and I, because it takes them nine months [to make the episode].”

Padalecki was interrupted by excited cheers from fans who had watched Castiel supposedly die a few days earlier. He tried to backtrack and claim the episode was a standalone one that exists on its own, but Collins later confirmed that he’ll be back in Season 13. However, fans know that death can change a character. What will Castiel be like when he returns?

“Supernatural” will return to The CW this fall in the Thursday at 8 p.m. EDT timeslot. Instead of “Riverdale,” they’ll reunite with “Arrow,” which will move to Thursdays at 9 p.m. EDT.