Kimberly McCullough leaving 'General Hospital'

kimberly-mccullough-abc.jpgAnother longtime "General Hospital" staple is leaving ABC's storied daytime soap.

Soap Opera Digest reports that Kimberly McCullough is stepping away from her role as Robin Scorpio, which she originated in 1985 at just 7 years old. After taking a break from 1996 to 2005 to pursue other projects, McCullough returned as a series regular.

A show rep confirmed that McCullough is leaving the show to direct full-time in early 2012, telling viewers to "expect a poignant and must-watch storyline for Robin and Patrick."

Fellow "General Hospital" regular Jonathan Jackson is also departing Port Charles after playing Lucky Spencer for nearly a decade. His last episode will reportedly air at some point in December.
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