Jesse Williams to bid ‘Grey’s Anatomy’ adieu after 12 seasons

Published May 8, 2021, 10:18 AM

by Stephanie Bernardino

Jesse Williams is saying goodbye to his character Dr. Jackson Avery in the hit ABC show “Grey’s Anatomy.”

The 39-year-old confirmed this in a statement sent to E! News, recently.

“The network, studio, fellow cast mates, our incredible crew, Krista, Ellen 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,” he said. 

The American star noted that the experience and endurance born out of creating nearly 300 hours of leading global television is a “gift” he will carry always. 

“I am immensely proud of our work, our impact and to be moving forward with so many tools, opportunities, allies and dear friends.”

Jesse’s “final” appearance is said to happen on the episode titled “Tradition.”