) will be exiting Guiding Light later this summer, but his exit is not part of the so-called bloodshed that has rocked the show's cast in recent weeks.
Hutchison joined the cast of Guiding Light in September 2004 in a role that was supposed to help wrap up some loose ends that the show had never before addressed. Among them was the death of actor Michael Zaslow
Now comes word that the actor has completed his one-year contract with the CBS soap and has decided to leave the show. A show spokesperson calls the exit a "mutual decision" and a setside source tells soap
that the character will be written off the show. No recasts are planned.
Hutchison has already taped his final scenes and will make his final on-screen appearance on July 20th.