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After 15 blood-and-hair-follicle-filled seasons, Pauley Perrette is packing up her lab coat and bidding adieu to NCIS.

Perrette, who plays the pigtailed Abby Sciuto on everyone’s favorite naval crime show, officially announced her departure on Twitter today. The actress shared a screenshot of her statement: “So, it is true that I am leaving NCIS after this season. There have been all kinds of false stories as to why. (NO I DON’T HAVE A SKIN CARE LINE AND NO MY NETWORK AND SHOW ARE NOT MAD AT ME!)”

The NCIS star continued, “It was a decision made last year. I hope everyone will love and enjoy EVERYTHING ABBY not only for the rest of this season but for everything she has given all of us for 16 years.”

She concluded, “All the love, all the laughter, all the inspiration... I love her as much as you do.”

Perrette first portrayed the Goth forensic scientist in 2003 and quickly captured NCIS viewers’ crime-loving hearts one quirky aside at a time.

Anyone else hoping for an Abby and DiNozzo spin-off?

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