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Jesse Williams From Grey’s Anatomy Is Leaving and I’m Not Okay

So, news just broke that Jesse Williams aka Dr. Jackson Avery from Grey’s Anatomy is leaving and I am just not okay.

I know this is heartbreaking news for some of y’all too… ET has confirmed it though.

I will forever be grateful for the boundless opportunities provided me by Shonda, the network, studio, fellow cast mates, our incredible crew, Krista, Ellen [Pompeo] and Debbie [Allen]. As an actor, director and person, I have been obscenely lucky to learn so much from so many and I thank our beautiful fans, who breathe so much energy and appreciation into our shared worlds. 

Jesse Williams said in a statement to ET
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After season 17 ends, Jesse Williams who has played Dr. Jackson Avery for almost 12 seasons is exiting the show.

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Jesse Williams is an extraordinary artist and activist. Watching his evolution these past 11 years both on screen and off has been a true gift.

said Krista Vernoff, ‘Grey’s Anatomy’ showrunner in a statement to ET
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His exit was revealed at the end of Thursday’s episode, Sarah Drew came back as her role of April Kepner to tie up loose ends.

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Jesse brings so much heart, such depth of care, and so much intelligence to his work. We will miss Jesse terribly and we will miss Jackson Avery — played to perfection for so many years.

said Krista Vernoff, ‘Grey’s Anatomy’ showrunner in a statement to ET
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‘Grey’s Anatomy’ airs on Thursdays at 9 p.m. ET/PT on ABC. Jesse Williams’ final episode called “Tradition” will air May 20th, 2021… bummer.

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