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Justin Hartley Leaves THE YOUNG & THE RESTLESS For Primetime — Read His Farewell to Fans!


With Adam presumed dead in the cabin explosion on THE YOUNG & THE RESTLESS, portrayer Justin Hartley says goodbye to the soap he joined in November of 2014. After his final episodes had aired, the actor reached out to his devoted fans with a heartfelt message on his Facebook page.

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“After many weeks of having to keep quiet in order not to spoil storylines for all of you,” he said, “the time has finally come that I’m able to write you this letter. Although I am saying goodbye to Y&R, this is not a goodbye letter. I felt it was more important to write a thank you note.

“Each and every one of you helped make my time on the show enjoyable,” Hartley continued. “I always loved hearing about how excited all of you were for certain characters, how disgusted you were with others, at time even mine, or how we were able to help you escape from a hectic day. You are some of the most loyal and dedicated fans I’ve ever encountered. You are truly the heart of the show. It simply does not work without you. I wanted to thank you for that.”

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Of course, as all soap fans know, deaths aren’t usually permanent, especially when they don’t find a body. So there’s still the possibility of Hartley reprising his role and Adam returning to Genoa City at some point in the future. But until then, you can check out Hartley in his new primetime series, THIS IS US, premiering Tuesday, Sept. 20, on NBC. “We have a sensational cast and crew,” he declared, “wonderful writing and I would be honored to have you all tune in and watch.”

Check out the photos below for one of the many reasons daytime fans are going to miss this talented actor — He’s pretty easy on the eyes!

For more Y&R casting news, keep reading the CBS edition of Soaps In Depth magazine.

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