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James Cameron Commissioned A Study To Prove Jack Couldn't Have Fit On The Door With Rose

After a debate raged for decades, the 'Titanic' director proved once and for all that Jack had to freeze to death in the water.

Jack and Rose from 'Titanic'
'Titanic'/Paramount Pictures

Rose is off the hook, guys.

Since 1997, fans of Titanic—and Leonardo DiCaprio—blamed Rose for Jack's death (sorry, spoiler) claiming she could have scooched a bit and shared the floating door/raft that saved her life while her devoted lover waded by her side in the frigid ocean.

But the 25-year running debate has finally been settled.

In order for Rose to live, unfortunately, Jack had to die.

Director James Cameron is even going to prove it in an upcoming documentary.

He told the Toronto Sun:

"We have done a scientific study to put this whole thing to rest and drive a stake through its heart once and for all."
"We have since done a thorough forensic analysis with a hypothermia expert who reproduced the raft from the movie."

That's correct, like straight out of a Mythbusters episode, Cameron and his team recreated the ill-fated moment in order to settle the argument once and for all.

"We took two stunt people who were the same body mass of Kate and Leo and we put sensors all over them and inside them and we put them in ice water and we tested to see whether they could have survived through a variety of methods and the answer was, there was no way they both could have survived."
"Only one could survive."

Unfortunately for Cameron, it seems his scientific proof is not evidence enough.

Fans continued to argue over the possibility that Jack and Rose could have survived.

However, those who agreed with Cameron pointed out they did both try to get on their makeshift raft in the movie with no success.

But others thought that one way or another, the two could have lived happily ever after.

Though he scientifically proved that Jack's death was unavoidable, Cameron also claimed the gesture connected with the overarching message of the film.

"It's like Romeo and Juliet."
"It's a movie about love and sacrifice and mortality."
"The love is measured by sacrifice."

Titanic will be re-released in theaters on Valentine's Day, and Cameron's science project will simultaneously air on National Geographic.

Cameron finished:

"Maybe after 25 years, I won't have to deal with this anymore."