Published on: February 24, 2009

Desperate Housewives fans are in for a huge shock - and so is Nicollette Sheridan!

In an electrifying twist, producers will kill off Nic's character with a huge jolt from a power line, The ENQUIRER has learned exclusively.

When the gorgeous star leaves the show in a very special April episode, her character - devious real estate agent Edie Britt - will survive a harrowing car crash only to get zapped from a death-dealing surge from a live wire moments later, divulge sources.

"It will be one of the most bizarre character deaths in TV history," revealed a show insider.

Ironically, the demanding 45-year-old actress had been targeted for "capital punishment" by the show's producer for some time, disclosed the insider.

"She's always clashed with series creator-executive producer Marc Cherry.

 "For some time, Marc and the writers have been planning a dramatic demise befitting Nicollette," the insider confided.

"I'm done with this show," the red-hot blonde told the insider.