Kelly McCreary is leaving Grey’s Anatomy

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Another doctor saying goodbye.

EW confirms it Kelly McCreerywho joined first grey’s anatomy Preparing to say goodbye as Maggie Pierce the end of Season 10. McCurry’s final episode as series regular is set to air on April 13.

McCurry is the exit for the series, which also said goodbye to ellen pompeo regular in the February 23 episode, and will see Longtime showrunner Krista Vernoff departs the end of Season 19. However, like Pompeo, McCurry is likely to return to Gray Sloan Memorial in the future.

Kelly McCreary on ‘Grey’s Anatomy’

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“After nine seasons, I am saying goodbye to Maggie Pierce and her Gray Sloan family. It has been a tremendous honor to be a part of such a great television institution. grey’s anatomy,McCurdy said in a statement. “I will be forever grateful to Shonda Rhimes, Krista Vernoff and ABC for this opportunity and the incredible fans for their passionate support. It is a rare gift to spend nine years exploring a character inside and out, while reaching a global audience with impactful stories. It has given me the opportunity to collaborate with, learn from, and be inspired by countless brilliant artists in front of and behind the camera. Playing Maggie Pierce has been one of the true joys of my and I express my deepest gratitude for every step of the journey. I’m excited for this next chapter, and the future holds.”

Showrunner Krista Vernoff says in a statement: “Kelly McCurry is a writer’s dream come true; brilliant, nuanced, thoughtful and kind. We will miss her and her beautifully crafted Dr. Maggie Pierce deeply.”

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McCurry’s exit marked another Gray loss. Although she does not use her mother’s name, she is Meredith’s half-sister (and Alice’s daughter). With Meredith (Pompeo) gone, she’s holding down the fort for the family name (and the title of the show).

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grey’s anatomy Airs Thursdays 9 p.m. ET/PT on ABC.

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