'This Is Us:' Jack's cause of death revealed and fans are heartbroken
This image released by NBC shows Mandy Moore, left, and Milo Ventimiglia in a scene from "This Is Us." The season finale for the popular time-twisting family drama will air Tuesday at 9 p.m. EST on NBC. (Ron Batzdorff/NBC via AP)
(CNN) -- Caution: This post contains spoilersabout the latest episode of NBC's "This Is Us."
"This Is Us" fans finally got the answer to the question they've been asking since season one: How does Jack die?
The sad fate of Jack Pearson (Milo Ventimiglia) was revealed to fans in a traumatic final scene on Tuesday night's episode.
Jack is seen cleaning the kitchen for his wife, Rebecca (Mandy Moore), who is fast asleep after watching the Super Bowl with him. He turns off the slow cooker not realizing it has a faulty switch. Moments after he goes to bed the kitchen bursts into flames after a dish towel catches fire from sparks from the kitchen appliance.
"I know. It's a lot (but you wanted to know!). We have the world's best fans. Thank you guys for caring. I'm sorry if you're crying. I blame @MiloVentimiglia for being so spectacular. #ThisIsUs."
The episode ended with scenes of Jack trying to save his family from the fire. The second part of the episode will air Sunday, Feb. 4, after the Super Bowl.
It's a time slot at least one fan considered appropriate.
"OF COURSE THE DAY WE FIND OUT ABOUT JACK'S DEATH IS GONNA BE AFTER THE SUPER BOWL BECAUSE JACK LOVED THE SUPER BOWL," tweeted another viewer. "AND IT WILL BECOME A DAY OF GRIEVING FOR ALL OF AMERICA #ThisIsUs."