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Steve Burton announces departure from 'The Young and the Restless'

Steve Burton is leaving "The Young and the Restless" where he has played Dylan McAvoy for the last four years. 
Burton broke the news to fans on his official Twitter page.
There is no word on how Dylan will be written out of the Emmy-winning show, but his current storyline which has Dylan and his wife Sharon raising Sully, who isn't their son, could play a big part.

Read Burton's announcement below:

Hey everyone, with lots of reflection, I have decided to move on from @YandR_CBS at the end of my contract in Dec. I've had an amazing

2/2 time, but it feels right to move on to new adventures in my life. I can't say enough about the AWESOME cast and crew. Much respect!

3/3 Much luv to @CBSDaytime for the great ride. Great peeps. And thank YOU all for your support. Always! 

Burton is best known for his role his 20-year-old role as Jason Morgan on "General Hospital, which is now being played by Billy Miller. No word of Burton's exact final air date or if the role of Dyan McAvoy will be recast. 
"The Young and the Restless" airs weekdays on CBS. 

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