A beloved doctor bids farewell to Gray Sloan Memorial Hospital. Jesse Williams, who has played Jackson Avery for the past 12 seasons, has left the beloved medical drama. It was revealed on May 6 in the episode “Look Up Child”. Williams’ that its latest episode, titled ‘Tradition’ will air on May 20.
Jesse Williams’ character Jackson Avery has a heart-to-heart conversation with his mother, Dr. Catherine Fox (series EP Debbie Allen) and Sarah Drew’s Dr. April Kepner, who brings her back for an episode. Jackson and April divorced before Sarah Drew left the show. Now Jackson plans to take over his father’s Robert Avery foundation and “create true racial equity in medicine.” For the same, he will have to get out of the system and move to Boston.
Williams said in a statement to Deadline, “I will always be grateful for the limitless opportunities I have with Shonda, the network, the studio, the castmates, our amazing team, Krista, Ellen and Debbie. As an actor, director and person, I have been extremely fortunate to learn so much and I thank our wonderful fans, who bring so much energy and appreciation to our common worlds. The experience and endurance that comes from creating nearly 300 hours of world-class television is a gift I will always carry. I am extremely proud of our work, of our impact and to move forward with so many tools, opportunities, allies and dear friends. “
Jesse Williams joined Grey’s Anatomy in season 6 and was promoted to series regular the following season. He instantly became one of the stars of the series and popular characters of all time. He won a NAACP Image Award for his role.
Since Grey’s Anatomy, Williams has directed the episode of Grey’s Anatomy, has become a producer and activist.
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