Justin Hartley posted a statement on his Facebook page, confirming his exit from Y&R now that Adam is presumed dead. “To the wonderful fans of Y&R, After many weeks of having to keep quiet in order not to spoil storylines for all of you, the time has finally come that I’m able to write you this letter,” he began. “Although I am saying goodbye to Y&R, this is not a goodbye letter. I felt it was more important to write a thank you note. Each and every one of you helped make my time on the show enjoyable. I always loved hearing about how excited all of you were for certain characters, how disgusted you were with others, at times even mine, or how we were able to help you escape from a hectic day. You are some of the most loyal and dedicated fans I’ve ever encountered. You are truly the heart of the show. It simply does not work without you. I wanted to thank you for that. Thank you for tuning in; thank you for letting me entertain you; thanks for entertaining me, and thank you for caring. Although I’m leaving the show, you haven’t gotten rid of me. Hahaha…not so fast.” The actor has joined the ensemble cast of NBC’s much-hyped and anticipated series, THIS IS US, which will premiere on September 20.