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Katherine Heigl has really, really, really left ‘Grey’s Anatomy’

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Entertainment Weekly’s new cover story is about Katherine Heigl coming clean that she left the TV show that made her a star in January and won’t return for a send-off.

Rumors about Heigl leaving ‘Grey’s Anatomy’ began right about the time ‘Roots’ was on the air, but this time ABC confirms Heigl is gone.

In an excerpt of the article released today, Heigl says, ‘I am done. We just finalized our agreement. Everyone had been working really hard to find an amicable and gracious way of letting go and moving on. It’s sad but it’s what I wanted.”

Heigl, who has been on maternity leave, explained that adopting a daughter has changed her priorities and she no longer wants to work full time. She was scheduled to appear in the season’s last five episodes. But ABC Studios allowed her to leave without fulfilling that part of her contract.

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That means the Jan. 21 episode was Izzie Stevens’ last hurrah.

“I know I’m disappointing the fans,” she said to EW. “I just had to make a choice. I hope I made the right one.”

Hmm. Is she really? Do you feel disappointed?

— Maria Elena Fernandez (follow me on Twitter @writerchica)

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