The kids of "Degrassi: The Next Generation" have never had it easy, with a steady string of absent fathers, Internet stalkers, pregnancies, senseless shootings, drug overdoses, and the like. But the most recent episode went one step further by killing off lovable goofball J.T. Yorke, whom longtime fans will remember as the skinny kid who beat people up with his school mascot costume.
Now "Degrassi" watchers are in mourning — and judging by the dozens of memorials that have shown up on YouTube recently, some are taking the loss of J.T. rather hard. A few of the videos relive some of J.T.'s happier moments; others are more overwrought. If it weren't for the CTV logos or "Beyond the Break" promos that pop in every now and then, you might think the memorials were actually for ... you know, a real person.
For the record, the actor who played J.T. is very much alive. To see one of my favorite video tributes to J.T.,