Fans will have to say goodbye to McSteamy as Eric Dane is departing from “Grey’s Anatomy” come season nine.
Dane told TV Line, “I am extremely grateful to everyone at Grey’s, ABC and Shondaland for the experience and memories I have had over the course of this run. It has been wonderful to work alongside and learn from a creative force such as Shonda Rhimes.”
Rhimes issued a statement regarding McSteamy’s departure, “We’re a big family here at Grey’s with a long history together and Eric will always remain an important part of our family. I wish him the best and I look forward to watching him as he continues to steam up the big and small screen.”
We last saw Dane’s character Mark near death at the end of the season eight finale. He watched his love Lexie (Chyler Leigh) die after suffering injuries from the plane crash.
With Chyler Leigh, Kim Raver (Teddy), and now Eric Dane leaving “Grey’s Anatomy,” the show will enter its ninth season with three fewer doctors and series regulars. “Grey’s Anatomy” will return to ABC on September 27 for its ninth season.
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