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Kimberly McCullough is leaving General Hospital, Soap Opera Digest reports.

The actress, who plays Robin Scorpio, will exit the soap early next year to pursue directing. Fans can expect a "poignant and must-watch" story line for Robin and husband Patrick (Jason Thompson), a show rep said.

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The news comes a week after Jonathan Jackson (Lucky) announced he will leave General Hospital next month.McCullough originated the role of Robin in 1985 when she was 7. She left the show in 1996 and made periodic guest appearances before rejoining full time in 2005. She has won two Daytime Emmys for her work.Will you miss McCullough?