We've seen the last of MacGruber.
"After eight great seasons, Will has made the decision to move on from SNL to pursue new opportunities," Forte's rep said in a statement. "He is eternally grateful to Lorne [Michaels] and all of the incredible people he worked with over the years.
Forte, who joined the sketch comedy show in 2002, is best known for his portrayal of offbeat characters, including political candidate Tim Calhoun, opposite tribute band frontman Jon Bovi, ESPN Classic commentator Greg Stink, businessman-turned-hermit The Falconer and, of course, amateur adventurer MacGruber.
SNL returns Sept. 25 at 11:30/10:30c.
Watch some of Forte's most memorable sketches and weigh in with your favorites.