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The Weeknd announces the end of the The Weeknd and people have thoughts

Toronto boy, The Weeknd, just shocked fans by announcing his new record will be the last of its kind.

In an interview with W Magazine he stated point-blank that he is "ready to close The Weeknd chapter." He went on to explain that it's not the end of his music career, but an end to the alter ego. 

"I'll still make music, maybe as Abel, maybe as The Weeknd. But I still want to kill The Weeknd."

The artist, whose name is actually Abel Makkonen Tesfaye, is one of Toronto's most beloved hip hop acts and has won over millions of fans worldwide.

Those fans have taken to social media to express they're in a state of confusion and mourning.

Whether The Weeknd will make the shift to "Abel" or a new moniker has yet to be confirmed, but fans can probably rest assured that the albums will keep coming and Tesfaye has no plans to leave the music business.

@sophiafferguson this has to be a joke #fyp #theweeknd #abeltesfaye ♬ original sound - roses メ𝟶
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