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TR Knight quits Grey's Anatomy, Heigl remains

TR Knight

Story by Jack Foley

TR Knight has reportedly quit the cast of medical drama Grey’s Anatomy – but Katherine Heigl remains.

The actor, who plays George O’Malley, confirmed in a statement that he won’t be returning to the show for its sixth season.

Explaining that leaving Grey’s Anatomy “was not an easy decision”, he added: “I’m extremely grateful to have had the opportunity to play this character and will miss my fellow cast and crew very much.

“I continue to wish them the very best, and wholeheartedly thank all of the fans who have supported me and the show with such passion and enthusiasm.”

Knight had reportedly grown frustrated with a lack of interesting stories for his character and decided to quit to pursue other roles.

He was last seen (SPOILER WARNING) being hit by a bus in an accident that appeared to be fatal.

Heigl, meanwhile, will continue in the role of Dr “Izzie” Stevens. According to the Hollywood Reporter, the actress has agreed to stay on.

Izzie’s fate was left similarly up in the air at the end of season 5, following her ongoing battle with cancer.