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Ellen Pompeo Says Goodbye To Meredith Grey After 17 Years

Reisha Shetty
Junior Digital Writer

After 19 seasons and 17 years, Ellen Pompeo just bid adieu to one of the most iconic medical dramas of all time, Grey’s Anatomy. Pompeo, who plays the role of Dr Meredith Grey, has been a part of the show since day one, even after most of the main characters left the show.

While the show has often found some of the most tragic ways to say goodbye to their earlier characters, Meredith’s exit involved her leaving Seattle and moving to Boston to research on Alzheimer’s disease with the Catherine Fox Foundation. And this has left fans thinking if there will be a chance where Meredith will come back in the later seasons. Luxky for us, Pompeo did share that she will be “back to visit.”

The creator of the show, Shonda Rhimes, took to Instagram to share her love and appreciation for her leading lady. “What a wild ride these past 19 seasons have been. None of it could have been possible without the incomparable Ellen Pompeo, the one and only Meredith Grey.” Rhimes also adds, “Can’t wait to see what’s in store for Ellen, Meredith and Grey Sloan Memorial Hospital.”