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Stafford’s ‘Y&R’ Exit Confirmed

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AFF/TA/Steven Bergman
AFF/TA/Steven Bergman

As we previously reported, “’” (Phyllis Summers) has decided to walk away from the role she began in 1994, news which has now been officially confirmed.

, the Senior Vice President of CBS Daytime, sent out a tweet regarding news of the actress’ impending exit. “[Michelle Stafford] has been a huge part of the ‘Y&R’ family,” she writes. “Respect her decision to move on but will miss her. Wish her the very best always.”

Stafford responded to the message with a heart, and while no further details about her exit — including her final air date — have been officially announced at this time, sources report her final scene in Genoa City could be as soon as mid-June.