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Yet another familiar face is sadly parting ways with Downton Abbey.

Siobhan Finneran, who plays O'Brien on the show, will not be returning for Season 4, according to Huffington Post UK.

"I'm not doing any more," Siobhan confirms. "O'Brien is a thoroughly despicable human being  that was great to play." 

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So will O'Brien be meeting an untimely death, like recently departed Lady Sybil and Matthew Crawley? Perhaps not.

"When an actor playing a servant wants to leave, there isn't really a problem  [that character gets] another job," creator Julian Fellowes has said. Who knew that corporate headhunting was a thing back then?

That's a relief, as we're not sure we could handle yet another Downton death!

Sources: Huffington Post UKET Online