RUMOURS of his demise seem to have been greatly exaggerated.
Viewers saw him shot at point blank range in the gripping series finale last December, but it now transpires that 'Love/Hate' rogue Darren may not be dead after all.
More than half a million people watched the character played by Robert Sheehan getting gunned down by Lizzie (Caoilfhionn Dunne), as she pulled the trigger on the hitman in revenge for her dead brother.
It seems that Darren's fate may not be as certain as we suspected however.
Portlaoise-born actor Sheehan was spotted on the set of RTE's award-winning drama yesterday.
The actor was dressed in a hospital gown and shot scenes in Clontarf, Dublin.
An RTE spokesperson refused to confirm rumours of his character's return when contacted by the Irish Independent last night, saying 'no comment'.
The actor who recently completed filming the Hollywood adaptation of 'The Mortal Instruments' in the US, spent his St Patrick's weekend celebrating being back on home soil at Dublin nightclub Lillies Bordello.
He joined his brother Brendan and a group of friends in the exclusive members' library bar.
The cast and crew of 'Love/Hate' reunited last month to shoot season four of the series.
Production has taken place in several locations around Dublin city and is expected to continue until late April.