Grey's Anatomy fans aren't the only ones feeling heartbroken about Dr. Derek "McDreamy" Shepherd's death and Patrick Dempsey's exit from the show after more than a decade.

The cast misses him too!

"Derek was a beloved character on Grey's Anatomy. We will miss that character," Kelly McCreary tells E! News. "We'll miss the love story between him and Meredith. We're really looking forward to seeing how Meredith grows and changes and transforms and how all the doctors in the hospital react to a core member of their team being lost."

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But while his onscreen death was so incredibly gut-wrenching, his co-stars are happy for the opportunities he now has offscreen.

"We're sad to say goodbye to Patrick but we're so happy for him," Sarah Drew tells E! News. "If you follow him on Twitter you know that he's enjoying time with his kids and he's racing and he's having a ball. So we're so happy for him to move on."

Press play on our exclusive video above now to see what else McCreary, Drew, Camilla Luddington, Caterina Scorsone and Jerrika Hinton have to say about this season of Grey's Anatomy!

Grey's Anatomy's season 11 finale airs tonight at 8 p.m. on ABC.

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