The Young and the Restless has finally issued a statement confirming Roscoe Born
's (Tom Fisher
) exit from the show. Sure, the character was shot and killed earlier this month - but on the soaps you can never be entirely sure that someone is (with all apologies to The Wizard of Oz
) positively, absolutely dead.
"It's been a hell of a ride," Born said in a statement. "I'll miss so many great people throughout the studio, on every level of production. My thanks and best wishes to all."
A veteran of more than half a dozen daytime dramas, many of Born's previous daytime personas have typically been considered villains - and quite a few ended up dead. Soap viewers may remember Born from his roles on Guiding Light
, As the World Turns
, Days of Our Lives
, All My Children
, The City
, Santa Barbara, One Life to Live
and Ryan's Hope.
Born declined all media requests for an interview about his Y&R departure. He joined the cast of The Young and the Restless in April 2005; his role was always planned to be short-term.