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Sandra Oh Leaving 'Grey's Anatomy'

Sandra Oh is checking out of Grey's Anatomy.

The actress, who has portrayed doctor Cristina Yang since the ABC series premiered in 2005, will exit after the upcoming 10th season, E! News has confirmed.

"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," Oh says in a statement. "It was an emotional and deeply creative decision for me and I feel fully supported by 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."

While there are no details about how her character will exit the series, Rhimes says that she will get an goodbye worthy of her years on the drama.

While most of the core cast of Grey's Anatomy have contracts that expire at the end of season 10, the network insists that they hope to keep Patrick Dempsey (who admitted recently he was a bit exhausted with his work on Grey's), Ellen Pompeo and the rest for as long as they can.

The Hollywood Rerporter first reported the news of Oh's exit.

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