Since it first arrived on our screens back in 2018, On My Block has become one of Netflix’s best-loved shows and boasts an impressive 95% on Rotten Tomatoes.

The series has followed a group of high school students and their families, living in the fictional Los Angeles neighbourhood of Freeridge.

One of the series’ main characters throughout has been Abuelita, Ruby’s grandmother. She has been the linchpin that has held the group together at times.

But just what happens to Abuelita in season 4 of On My Block, does the much-loved character die?

*WARNING: Spoilers ahead for On My Block season 4*

On My Block Season 4 | Official Trailer | Netflix

On My Block Season 4 | Official Trailer | Netflix

On My Block season 4 release date and plot

Season 4 of On My Block arrived on Netflix on October 4th, 2021, several months later than the usual March release date.

Over the course of its three previous seasons, On My Block has followed a group of bright and street-savvy high school students who navigate their way through life in the rough inner city of Freeridge, Los Angeles.

Season 4 picks up the events two years on from when we last caught up with Monsé, Ruby, Jamal, Jasmine and co. who have now gone their separate ways.

However, the gang is forced to reunite when a dangerous secret is unearthed and they quickly learn that you can’t run from the past.


Does Abuelita die in On My Block?

Sadly, yes. Abuelita tragically passes away in the final episode of On My Block season 4.

Unlike Oscar ‘Spooky’ Diaz, who was killed in a violent shooting, Abuelita’s death is much more peaceful as she passed in her sleep shortly after her grandson Ruby and the rest of the gang headed off for their high school prom.

Early on in season 4, fans are greeted with the worrying news that Abuelita is sick and she eventually passes away in episode 10 after losing a battle with cancer.

Known as Abuelita, Marisol Martinez became a firm fan-favourite among On My Block fans for her wise-cracking and no-nonsense nature. On top of that, her friendship with Jamal will be one for the ages.


Fans react to Abuelita’s death

It’s safe to say that Abuelita’s death in the final episode has been a huge talking point since season 4 of On My Block released, with fans taking to social media to offer up their thoughts.

One fan who hasn’t reached the finale wrote on Twitter: “jamal and abuelita’s relationship is so precious but i have such a bad feeling that abuelita will die and i’m trying to emotionally prepare myself #OnMyBlock

While another added: “I could get over Olivia dying, but Abuelita? Never, that shit would stick with me for life. #OnMyBlock

This fan commented: “Abuelita what you mean you don’t feel well!? Don’t die on me now girl, COME ON NOW! #ONMYBLOCK

And finally, this fan drew special attention to Abuelita and Jamal’s heartwarming friendship.

On My Block season 4 is available to stream now on Netflix after releasing on October 4th, 2021.

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