Rhonda Lyon

Viewers who tuned into last night's season 3 premiere of 'Empire' were distraught to see Rhonda Lyon lost her much-hyped fight to Anika Calhoun.

'Empire' fans were even more disappointed that Rhonda didn't even receive a proper burial so they could grieve her passing.

Hundreds of viewers took to social media to question why openly gay director Lee Daniels dismissed Rhonda's death as if it never happened.

"I'm mad they really going on with life like Rhonda didn't just die," wrote Twitter user @ShawnMina.

FOX responded to the growing chorus of complaints by putting together this moving tribute to Rhonda that will bring tears to your eyes.

Rhonda leaves behind her grieving husband, Andre Lyon. She was 32.

  • harley_quinn2.0

    Rhonda leaves behind her grieving husband, Andre Lyon. She was 32.

    ^^^^^^
    I'm distraught. 32 is sooo young ?????

  • E-VannaRootsAllEvil

    I don't think she dead for some reason

  • RICHIE_RICH

    I'm going to miss her.

  • LibraGirlonly

    She looked dead to me.

  • CrazySexyKool

    Looks like she's just gonna be Andre's imagination

  • Incog-knee-gress

    FOX responded to the growing chorus of complaints by putting together this moving tribute to Rhonda that will bring tears to your eyes.
    ^^^^^^^^^^^^
    By adding in the fawking scene where she put that bib on and sucked his dack? That was real classy. I hope something like that is added to my final video damn montage.

  • harley_quinn2.0

    ???

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  • Jen_n_juice

    Did they really do this like this real life?! ....... they sure her script age was 32???

  • Mr. LeBrick James

    Watch her secret twin sister appear out of the blue mid-season.

  • Jen_n_juice

    You know she not dead in real life, right?

  • GETITRIGHT

    Uhhh.....wouldn't her death date be Sept 21, 2016?? Anybody wanna discuss the damage to that BENTLEY?! ?

  • E-VannaRootsAllEvil

    Right that ain't the end. I saw blood but just don't believe it

  • Nancy Drew is Ab Fab!

    so many questions... ROFL!!

  • Fendi aka Erin Blockabitch

    Rhonda was annoying. Good riddance. I was SO happy when they killed her off. She and her ghost can kick rocks in open toe shoes.

  • E-VannaRootsAllEvil

    I stopped after I saw that. It turned from classy to trashy lol

  • Fendi aka Erin Blockabitch

    Because that's all I cared about. RIP to that beautiful Bentley. ??

  • RICHIE_RICH

    was she like Holly from power

  • Incog-knee-gress

    So young.

  • misslawyerladii

    tf did I just watch?

  • semaj24philly

    I haven't watched this since season one.Is it worth watching now?

  • RICHIE_RICH

    May 10, 2016 ..... Sept 21, 2016

  • Karma WhO

    i read somewhere today that they are disregarding the death in hopes of bringing her back (somehow) in future episodes..dont know how the hell they would do that when we SAW her die...

  • Blaque Mahogany

    It's Empire. Isn't the success of the show due to its implausibility and dramatics?

  • Karma WhO

    you are spot on with that..with these writers, ANYTHING is possible lol! the way her eyes were cocked after death, its gonna be hard bringing her back in a believable role other than a spirit..

  • Buttercup

    They're going to get to the end of the season and say that it was all Andre's hallucination.

  • Nancy Drew is Ab Fab!

    just a babe.... so sad....

  • Guess Who

    I actually liked Rhonda's character better than Anika's but of course she and Andre are married in real life, so she ain't going no where..yet.

  • Lisa daniels

    I think boo boo kity will be dead by next season if they make it.

  • Fendi aka Erin Blockabitch

    Yes. I'd been praying for Holly to get killed off of the show. When she did, I was seeing posts from her castmates about how sweet the actress is in real life. ??? I'm now praying for her to get a better gig on a better show.

  • Low E. TUH!

    I CLICKED PLAY JUST FOR THIS :HAHA:

  • Fendi aka Erin Blockabitch

    She may. But I still prefer her to Rhonda. They can kill the entire show this season. I won't mind. I'm over it.

  • Karma WhO

    not really, just something to do when u aint got shyt else to do! i usually catch up on it right on this here blog lol

  • hottlanta

    Why are folks mad because they buried her right away. Yall know good and well that white people bury their people as soon as possible when they die because they change colors. Not like black people keeping James Brown above ground for 6 months. Didn't yall grandparents tell yall that when yall was young. So Lee Daniel did keep it real.

  • Karma WhO

    they are definitely going to find ANY WAY to bring her back..cause i hadnt even heard anything about her character being killed off.. hallucination is a good theory tho being as they didnt even bury her...

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  • harley_quinn2.0

    You ever heard of sarcasm?

  • Lisa daniels

    I watch the first 5 minutes of season three last season I watch the first episode and was done. I am done with it is it. The writing is all over the place. You would get a learning disability trying to keep up.

  • Django the God

    Shes a 80s baby, she ate his babies.

  • rayne215

    I just dont want to see Andre's descent into madness ....again

  • harley_quinn2.0

    It's inevitable

  • rayne215

    Woooo they just charged Betty with 1st degree manslaughter..... its a start

  • Nonya Bizness

    We don't bury our people asap because they change colors. We bury them asap because they're dead, and that's what you do with dead people.You bury them or cremate them. Every time I've heard of someone not being buried within the week is because they don't have the money, there's a feud between family members, or you're a money hungry psycho like Nailah Winkfield, keeping a dead child on organ support for money.

  • Lisa daniels

    So kitty pushed her twice.

  • rayne215

    I still need Anika's motive. what does she REALLY want?

  • Buttercup

    Then again, Dr. Alan Quatermaine on General Hospital appeared as a ghost for at least 5 years after he died.

  • Nancy Drew is Ab Fab!

    i think the Jewish faith requires a quick burial too, i believe...

  • Keya #AndYouWillDeal

    Good

  • Str8tUpMenace

    I'll wait for an actual conviction. Don't have faith in the justice system when it involves the jerks in blue *sad face*

  • Nancy Drew is Ab Fab!

    they 'bout to do a "who shot JR"????

  • Ms. EJ

    What season was it when one of the brothers came out to his Dad officially in a song? He sung the lyrics, "this the type of song that makes a man love a man, a man love a man" LOL that embarrassed his Dad. I had tried to continue watching it, but it became too much and just all over the place. It was around that time I stopped watching. I'm curious to know is Anika pregnant in real life or just on the show? I know in real life she married one of the brothers.

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  • Buttercup

    Nah. White folks bury folks quickly because they change colors. Black folks have the luxury of waiting until the weekend and not having to do a mid-afternoon Tuesday burial.

  • Incog-knee-gress

    Alan Quartermaine is STILL appearing as a damn ghost on occasion and been dead a decade plus. I saw him on there few years back.

  • Str8tUpMenace

    LMAO. I think that was the first season. I think

  • Ms. EJ

    LMBO! Ok. That still cracks me up, especially his Dad having the flashback of him as a little boy walking in heels. Thanks!

  • Buttercup

    *tears* He don't get tied. I stopped watching in 2012 I believe.

  • Incog-knee-gress

    Last fune I went to was at noon on a Monday. For a black person. I was thinking the whole entire time since when did we start doing THIS here shat? Change it back to Friday/Sat funes please!

  • Incog-knee-gress

    Wait you are white?

  • semaj24philly

    Lmao thanks for the heads up

  • Incog-knee-gress

    He gonna haunt the entire hell outta Monica and them kids And Tracey til they join him. Last time he was up there he was talking to AJ.

  • Buttercup

    Weekday burials are cheaper. I have a huge family though, so we have to give folks enough time to get down here if it's unexpected.

  • Darkandlovely617?

    Whispering, bc I'm not an OG: I asked the same thing ?

  • MissHarlem

    Yummy on sale today ??

  • Ms. EJ

    I learned something new today. I didn't know that.

  • Nancy Drew is Ab Fab!

    nerp. the last 2 I'm aware of were 10am Monday. (folks busy on the weekend; it's easier to just take off a couple hours on Monday...) https://uploads.disquscdn.com/images/5a16feb7886870b58e876a7ffc6b264e7419e743bb55ec579123b82d4a427799.gif

  • Incog-knee-gress

    I mean...I think we should be able to ask. No? I was just curious not meaning to be mean.

  • Incog-knee-gress

    Im thinking about it now too Nan. I think the last 2-3 I went to WERE indeed on damn MONDAY

  • Incog-knee-gress

    "Time to get down south"
    Weekday weddings TOO! Far as cheaper.

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  • Buttercup

    You know my hometown still has a country way of doing things. We have the sit-up until the weekend and the fune is usually on Saturday followed by the repast that is guaranteed to turn into drinks and spades. Gotta take Sunday to go to church as a family and recover from the hangover.

  • MissHarlem

    I'm feeling designated survivor. Happy to see ashy lip yoba working.

  • Music Is My Life

    I heard about it on the radio this morning. There are probably a lot of cover ups like this that we may never know about. They want us to respect the illusion and ignore the reality!!!

  • E-VannaRootsAllEvil

    They pressing charges against the Tulsa officer

  • Str8tUpMenace

    Is it?????? I REALLY like their curly hair!!!!!!!!!! Lemme go look at the sale. *giggles*

  • Lolalao

    ?? I read about that too.

  • Ms. EJ

    This made me chuckle because, I can sense the sincerity and almost shocked tone in your question.

  • Lolalao

    He's in there? Cool ?

  • Lolalao

    Have you seen This is Us?

  • Incog-knee-gress

    +1

  • E-VannaRootsAllEvil

    ??????

  • MissHarlem

    No that's next

  • SameoleJ

    Or the cops killed you and they holding up the release of your body.

    But since you a confirmed white Sandra Rose poster.....how do you feel about all the cops killing black people (men, women and children)? Serious question.

    I say confirmed, because some are e-white.

  • Str8tUpMenace

    Too funny. Luscious almost shyt himself. LMAO

  • Nancy Drew is Ab Fab!

    Word!

  • Lolalao

    It's really good! ?

  • Incog-knee-gress

    new post. whites only club in Charlotte got they asses got last night. Jesse Jackson said its okay to loot from the banks bc damnit...they been looting from us legally all this time.

  • Incog-knee-gress

    Im e-white.

  • Ms. EJ

    He sure did. He was pissed and mortified ??.

  • Mr. LeBrick James

    Not classy at all. I can just imagine somebody sitting there watching this scene live with their 12 year old kid sitting on the couch with them. What do you even say when you kid asks you what just happened there?

    #awkward

  • Darkandlovely617?

    In total agreement, it did not come across as mean bc, I, as a L.TL. ( trademarked & shoutout to L.TL 2007 ?) am familiar with everyone's font, and did not think there was a Rachel Dozel in the garden; NO DISRESPECT Nonya ?

  • http://batman-news.com Roderick2011

    Dag they killed off the pretty Becky?

    LD ain't right.

    A lot of snowloving brothers will stop watching his show.

  • MissHarlem

    I just brought one bundle because I have enough hair but wanted one more. Code is fallhair FYI because you won't see it to apply. Only insiders or if you follow on ig.

  • MissHarlem

    I love good shows so will definitely watch.

  • MissHarlem

    Rarely agree with him but Ummm he's right

  • Str8tUpMenace

    YASSSSSSSSSSSSSSSS!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  • Nancy Drew is Ab Fab!

    this sounds about right... more like proper mourning, LOL!

  • http://sandrarose.com SandraRose

    I think she meant "we" metaphorically.

  • http://sandrarose.com SandraRose

    The way she landed on that car and broke it. She dead.

  • http://sandrarose.com SandraRose

    Just say she was helping him tie his shoelaces. Kids will understand that.

  • http://sandrarose.com SandraRose

    Wasn't she dressed differently when she was fighting Anika?

  • Karma WhO

    definitely when she landed on top of the vehicle, hadnt noticed it while they were fighting..

  • Cecakes

    She was ride or die . And she rode and died . RIP Rhonda! Gonnsa miss her too.

  • Shira Harding-James

    Guh I just can't!! ?

  • Shira Harding-James

    I'm so weak

  • Shira Harding-James

    I'm too weak

  • Wakando Shamar Taylor

    Who cares? Its a tv show character!

  • Kwamella Diquan

    Lol

  • Rayne

    32? More like 42. She don't look so young to me.

  • Alisa

    They know this show is for play play?! I would not hv given in let that men right his show. But if I may I think & Anika knows that camera is in the teddy bear the cousin gave to her before leaving. Because I can't see no teddy bears in the dining room she put that wooden bassinet in there made up that lil teddy bear shrine. But for all he does I'm surprised he would be taken down by a teddy bear. But that dinner was crazy he went round the table when he said that mulatto b!tch I just thought I would die he didn't flinch, or blink he just get eating his asparagus.

  • andrice

    You.are.wrong.
    They bury timely because they're not waiting for people, money, or tertiary resolutions.

    There's no genuine benefit to holding corpses for a prolonged period. Some religions require burial before sundown, so.....

  • Alisa

    My relatives play Bid whist. My uncle has a pretty big church & the funeral home family owner is my mother's soro & her husband runs it too he & my dad same frat. And my Aunt Jean contracts is her thing she can negotiate some prices/ services. I think my family chooses the weekday because half of them want to get off work & see if their job sends flowers ? They make everything into a mini vacation.

  • Alisa

    They do

  • Alisa

    Come back kill Luscious Cookie gets caught in the cross fire. Because aren't they both leaving ?

  • Buttercup

    I said what I said??

  • andrice

    And you're wrong. LOL
    It's a public forum. Are you upset?

  • just being me

    Its a tv show people lord !!!!

  • chococherry

    Why did they kill her off in the first place, i liked Rhonda.

  • Kilroy

    ? RIP

  • http://thedevereauxshow.com/ Ms.Devereaux

    Whites turn black imagine showing up to a white person fune and they ass casket sharp but blacker than burnt toast now that would be the talk of the town

  • http://thedevereauxshow.com/ Ms.Devereaux

    That's us just wanting to be off work. Wit our slick asses ?

  • http://thedevereauxshow.com/ Ms.Devereaux

    Long weekend

  • http://thedevereauxshow.com/ Ms.Devereaux

    Ok!!! They doing it the white way ??

  • http://thedevereauxshow.com/ Ms.Devereaux

    Lmaoooooooooo???? prayer changers things

  • http://thedevereauxshow.com/ Ms.Devereaux

    It was her twin sister that died

  • http://thedevereauxshow.com/ Ms.Devereaux

    Good one!!!!

  • Fendi aka Erin Blockabitch

    ??

  • whitty hutton

    Boooooo nigga booooooooo...too late.

  • bella28498 .

    bye heaux....

  • R in NYC

    Seriously????

  • eljjai

    y know i was just about to ask that. Are people so invested in tv? It's just TV!

  • I Put Vodoo On Racists

    As much as I suspected all along, you are a melanin-deficient human. This explains your under-the-table racist comments you make about black people, especially black women.

  • I Put Vodoo On Racists

    I peep that too. I suspected all along she's white judging by racial undertone comments to the point that she gets labelled a self-hater coz some people taught she's black. There are more people like her on black blogs. Digital Black Face they call them.

  • Tia Baby

    I'm crine!??????

  • Tia Baby

    I'm crine!??????

  • Tia Baby

    Learning disability?? ??????

  • hottlanta

    ROTFLMAO so true.

  • hottlanta

    Betta know it.

  • Jen_n_juice

    I had to ask. Hell folks mad she ain't get a funeral and creating memorial for her so. ...

  • thehumble1

    right lol

  • thehumble1

    I will miss her

  • hottlanta

    Yep because a lot of us get paid every 2 weeks or once a month. Gotta get them funds together.

  • Alexis Carson

    GIRL! Im so glad you said that. I feel like I am the only person on earth who doesn't watch empire. So I'm watching this slideshow like did she really die in real life. LOL I was so confused. but she died on the show???? Ok i feel better. I'm like this poor woman. Lol!

  • Full Monty

    Geez that is because she not leaving the show just yet. She is playing a ghost. Give the damn show some time. People always instant satisfaction.

  • n1kk1a

    F@ck annoying chic. Same way I felt about Rita on Dexter. ??

  • n1kk1a

    She's dead. She's only alive in Andres mind.

  • n1kk1a

    She's dead. She's only alive in Andres mind.

  • n1kk1a

    She's dead. She's only alive in Andres mind.

  • hottlanta

    Jennifer Hudson needs to come and give him one of them sexual prayers like she did before. He thought he was gonna get him some. That was toooo funny. She parted his legs and got between them and said let's pray.

  • hottlanta

    She is gonna say it's wrong and she probably got a black boyfriend/husband as to why she comes onto this site to say she gave to a black cause. She will sex a black man but will continue to live her white life by shopping in all white stores and go to all white schools. Then if she has a bi-racial child takes the child out in public will get mad because all black people don't swoon and say the child is beautiful as if she did the black race a favor.

  • hottlanta

    She is gonna say it's wrong and she probably got a black boyfriend/husband as to why she comes onto this site to say she gave to a black cause. She will sex a black man but will continue to live her white life by shopping in all white stores and go to all white schools. Then if she has a bi-racial child takes the child out in public will get mad because all black people don't swoon and say the child is beautiful as if she did the black race a favor.

  • Lola

    I must be the only black person that doesn't watch empire or power.. ?

  • Nancy Drew is Ab Fab!

    Speak for yourself ma'am.... *tries to look innocent* ?

  • bananaboat

    There are tons of examples of white people not getting buried right away - Irish wakes, for example. White dictators and monarchs have also been displayed in public for weeks, months, even years in some particularly macabre instances.

    I think the quick dealing with corpses these days is mostly a hybrid superstitious / hygiene thing, like why certain religions require the body to be dealt with by sundown etc.

    Although, with open caskets, there is probably something to the whole changing colors thing. Makeup and embalming handles a lot of that, but we certainly don't keep well.