DAWSON CREEK lovers followed the adventures of teenagers Dawson, Joey, Pacey and Jen for five years, until the final episode aired in 2003.
Today Creek fans woke to the devastating news that the show's writer, Heidi Ferrer, has died after a long battle with Covid.
The 50-year-old, who had become bedridden after catching the virus in April 2020, apparently took her own life, leaving behind her husband, Nick Guthe, and their 13-year-old son.
The tragedy comes just three months after viewers rediscovered the show, when Netflix added all six seasons to their streaming service.
But where are the teenage actors who starred as the hormone driven 16-year-olds and their friends.
Here's what they have been up to since.
James Van Der Beek
Who can forget the floppy haired Dawson Leery?
James, now 44, played the angst-ridden all-American boy.
Since departing the Creek, he has appeared in How I Met Your Mother, Ugly Betty, and Criminal Minds.
He played a mock version of himself in the hilarious, short lived comedy, Don't Trust the B---- in Apartment 23.
In 2017, James starred in Sky One series, What Would Diplo Do?
More recently, he has starred in Modern Family and Pose, while taking part in the 28th season of Dancing with the Stars.
James has been married to Kimberley Brook since 2010 and has been kept busy on the home front too - the couple have five children.
Katie, now 42, played Joey Potter, a tomboy who was mates with Dawson and lived with her sister across the creek.
Since Dawson's Creek wrapped up, Katie has remained in the spotlight.
After dating co-star Joshua Jackson, she married Tom Cruise in 2006.
The pair had daughter Suri a year later, but eventually split in 2012.
In 2016 Katie started dating Django Unchained star Jamie Foxx, but the couple split in 2019.
The biggest film she has starred in so far is Batman Begins, when she played Rachel Dawes, Gotham's assistant district attorney and Bruce Wayne's childhood sweetheart.
In 2011, she played Jackie Kennedy in miniseries The Kennedys, and reprised that role in The Kennedys: Decline And Fall in 2016.
In 2016 she also released her debut feature film as a director, All We Had, a family drama based on a novel by Annie Weatherwax.
Then in 2018 she starred in Ocean's 8 as herself.
Most recently, she starred in Brahms: The Boy II and The Secret: Dare to Dream.
Katie began dating Emilio Vitolo in 2020, making the relationship official on her birthday.
Pacey Witter’s relationship with Joey had viewers swooning at their TV screens – but his most memorable storyline was when he had an affair with his teacher in season one.
Dawson's Creek wasn't even his first big break, having starred as Charlie Conway in The Mighty Ducks films.
Yet, Joshua struggled with life after leaving the hit TV show.
In 2002, Joshua was arrested at an ice hockey game after a row with a security guard and was charged with assault and being intoxicated.
Despite this, he has been able to maintain a career in the spotlight.
The People's Choice Award nominee saw his star soar when he landed the role of Cole Lockhart in The Affair in 2014.
He left the show in 2020.
Joshua, now 42, also appeared as Peter Bishop in Sky One's Fringe.
In 2020 he starred in Little Fires Everywhere, while he is soon set to feature in Dr. Death.
He married Jodie Turner-Smith in 2019 and they had their first child together - a daughter - in April 2020.
Bad girl Jen Lindley was portrayed by Michelle.
Probably the most successful of the Dawson Creek stars, the 40-year-old actress has been nominated for an Oscar four times.
She has starred in a reel of cult movies.
Brokeback Mountain, My Week With Marilyn and Shutter Island are among her most impressive acting credits.
And she continued to star in blockbusters, including The Greatest Showman, Oz the Great and Powerful and Venom
The experienced star of the screen has also given impressive stage performances on Broadway's Cabaret and Blackbird.
Michelle dated Heath Ledger for three years, from 2004, and the couple had a daughter Matilda, now 14. She was devastated when the Joker actor died of an overdose, at 27, in 2008.
Michelle is now married to theatre director Thomas Kail and had her second child last summer.
Kerr joined Dawson's Creek in season two, and went on to be one of the leading characters.
He played Jack McPhee, the first openly-gay character to smooch on screen.
Now 49 the actor has appeared in Agents of SHIELD, Charmed, NCIS, and two CSI series - NY and Miami.
Since 2019 he has played Principal Holden Honey in hit teen drama Riverdale.
When he's not acting, Kerr enjoys the perks of being a certified pilot and also started a holistic health and wellness business, TerraLife Wellness, with his second wife Lisa.
Meredith played Andie McPhee in Dawson's Creek from 1998 to 2000.
She was actually 28 when she played a 16-year-old.
The former model continued to pick up acting roles after the cameras stopped rolling.
Now 51, she is best-known for portraying Haley Hotchner in Criminal Minds.
Meredith has had minor roles in Transformers: Dark Of The Moon, CSI: Miami and The Mentalist.
From 2018 to 2020 she joined another teen drama, 13 Reasons Why, but this time playing a mother.
She has two children with husband Steven Kavovit.
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