Sandra Oh to leave Grey's Anatomy
Sandra Oh has announced she will leave Grey's Anatomy after 10 seasons on the show.
The actress has played Cristina Yang since the medical drama's beginning but has decided to bow out at the end of season 10, said The Wrap.
She said: "It's been a great privilege to play the character of Cristina Yang on GA and I am both sad and excited to see where this, her final season will take her.
"It was an emotional and deeply creative decision for me and I feel fully supported by [Grey's creator] Shonda [Rhimes] and the writers.
"It's so rare in an actor's life to be able to explore and grow a character so fully, so completely. I am profoundly grateful to everyone at GA for the opportunity. I'm excited to celebrate and cherish every moment of my final season on GA with the fans who have made it all possible."
Shonda added: "This year is going to be bittersweet for us - we're both going to savour every moment of Cristina Yang and then we're going to give her the exit she deserves. And when Sandra walks out of my door, Grey's Anatomy will once again be forever changed."
But a spokesperson for the show promised the departure of Sandra would not spell the end for Grey's Anatomy: "It's our intention to have Grey's on the air for many years to come, with as many of the original cast as possible."