Nicholas Alexander Chavez Confirms General Hospital Departure — Read His Message to ‘Sprina’ Fans

It’s officially official: Nicholas Alexander Chavez’ General Hospital days are behind him.

Confirming TVLine’s exclusive report last month, the actor behind Spencer Cassadine released a statement Friday via X in which he formalized his departure and also thanked the ABC soap’s fans for their support.

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“I’m so appreciative of the opportunity that GH gave me, and I wouldn’t be as busy as I am professionally if it weren’t for the talented producers, writers, directors and fellow actors,” Chavez wrote. “[Executive producer] Frank Valentini is a mentor and a friend, and we’ve had some pretty extensive conversations about my future on the show. While there are no current plans for me to return, we are still talking very openly about future possibilities for Spencer in Port Charles.

“Beyond the people I’ve already mentioned, I want to take some time to thank and honor the GH fan base,” he continued, “especially the ‘Sprina’ fans, who must be the most loyal and kind fan base in the universe of entertainment. Words fail to show the depth of my gratitude, thank you, I love you all very, very much.”

Chavez took what was originally billed as a temporary leave of absence from GH earlier this year to shoot Season 2 of Ryan Murphy’s Netflix anthology Monster. However, in late March, eagle-eyed GH fans noticed that his name abruptly disappeared from the show’s closing credits.

In Chavez’ now-final episode, which aired in January, Spencer was presumed to have died alongside his ex Esme after being injected with a drug and falling off a boat into France’s Seine River, leaving girlfriend Trina (Tabyana Ali) devastated.

Chavez joined GH in 2021. He won a Daytime Emmy the following year for Outstanding Younger Performer in a Drama Series.

“It’s changed everything about me,” Chavez previously told of the impact GH has had on his career. “Before the show, I was selling cars in Florida. I live across the country now. I was driving my Dad’s old Jeep and now, I’m sitting in a car that I paid for… If I’m not the luckiest guy in the world, I’ve got to be damned close.”

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