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10th Dec 2021

Peloton issues statement on twist And Just Like That… ending

Ellen Fitzpatrick

Too soon to think about it.

*Major spoilers ahead*

If you’re like us, you’ve been sitting in complete shock ever since the first episode of And Just Like That… finished, we just can’t quite wrap our heads around it.

We knew there were rumours of a death happening, and pictures of a funeral scene being filmed roamed the internet, but never in a million years did we expect them to kill off Mr Big like that.

While Carrie was away at Lily’s piano recital, Big stayed home to use his Peloton, only for it to end in him having a massive heart attack on the shower floor.

When Carrie returns home, she finds her husband lying on the ground on his way out, with her voiceover saying: “And just like that, Big died.”

This isn’t the first time Big has had some heart issues, so he was seen working out and keeping himself healthy on his Petolon bike before he suffers another heart attack, and the company have released a statement about the scene.

Dr Suzanne Steinbaum, both a cardiologist and member of Peloton’s health and wellness advisory council, explained to Buzzfeed: “Mr Big lived what many would call an extravagant lifestyle — including cocktails, cigars, and big steaks — and was at serious risk as he had a previous cardiac event in Season 6.

“These lifestyle choices and perhaps even his family history, which often is a significant factor, were the likely cause of his death. Riding his Peloton Bike may have even helped delay his cardiac event.

“More than 80 per cent of all cardiac-related deaths are preventable through lifestyle, diet and exercise modifications. And while 25 per cent of heart attacks each year are in patients who already had one (like Mr. Big), even then they are very, very treatable. The lesson here is, KNOW YOUR NUMBERS!

“It’s always important to talk to your doctor, get tested, and have a healthy prevention strategy. The good news is Peloton helps you track heart rate while you ride, so you can do it safely.”

So there you go, the bike had nothing to do with it.