After more than a decade at Grey Sloan Memorial Hospital, Dr. Jackson Avery is saying goodbye.
Jesse Williams, who plays Jackson on Grey’s Anatomy, will appear in his final episode, titled “Tradition,” on May 20, ABC announced Thursday.
“I will forever be grateful for the boundless opportunities provided me by Shonda, the network, studio, fellow cast mates, our incredible crew, Krista, Ellen and Debbie,” Williams, 39, said in a statement obtained by PEOPLE Thursday, referring to creator Shonda Rhimes, showrunner Krista Vernoff, and co-stars Ellen Pompeo and Debbie Allen.
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Grey’s Anatomy Star Jesse Williams to Exit After 12 Seasons: ‘I Will Forever Be Grateful’ | PEOPLE