Glee star Amber Riley has announced that her character Mercedes will bid farewell to McKinley High at the end of the current third season as her character graduates from school. Riley is moving on from Glee.
After filming her final scenes for the hit show, she tweeted, “That’s a wrap on Amber Riley! Just closed a chapter in my life. I’m going to miss the whole Glee family, seeing them everyday! I have so many brothers and sisters now. But I am looking forward to a much needed and deserved summer vacation! School’s Out Glee Kids! Let’s play!”
Ambery Riley isn’t the only one saying goodbye to Glee. Ashley Fink, who portrayed Lauren Zizes on the show, was revealed to have been dropped from the cast last month, while series co-creator Ryan Murphy had previously announced he would be fading out the characters played by leading stars Lea Michele, Chris Colfer and Cory Monteith as they ‘graduate’ this season, although they will return for cameos in future episodes.