Leslie Jones says goodbye to 'Saturday Night Live' in an emotional Twitter post

Actor-comedian Leslie jones said goodbye to the nightly comedy show Saturday night live ".

In a Twitter thread, the 51-year-old actor confirmed reports that he will leave the show and will not appear in his next 45th season.

In his post, Jones thanked creator Lorne Michaels for giving him the opportunity to be part of the long-running show.

"Yes it's true, I am leaving ' Saturday night live '. I cannot thank the producers, writers, and amazing crew enough for making SNL' my second home these last five years. Lorne Michaels, you've changed my life in so many ways! Thank you for being my mentor and confidant and for always having my back.

Not only do you have my loyalty but you also have my heart! You have shown me skills that I never imagined I had. I leave a better interpreter because of you. To the amazing cast members: I will miss working, creating and laughing with you, the actor wrote.

the Ghostbusters The actor also thanked his castmates for making their stay in SNL memorable.

Extrañaré sostenerlo con Kenan todos the días, extrañaré la impresión de Cecily de mí haciéndome reír de mí mismo a menudo, extrañaré the abrazos y conversaciones amorosas de Kate cuando lo necesite. Y, por supuesto, Colin, muñeca Ken de piel de porcelana.

I will miss all my cast mates!! Especially being at the table reads with them!! Everyone needs to know Leslie jones couldn't have done any of the things I did without these people, Jones said.

the actor concluded her Twitter thread by giving a shout-out to her fans.

¡Una última cosa para the fanáticos, ustedes son the MEJORES! ¡Gracias por todo el amor y el apoyo durante mis años de SNL y sé que estará tan emocionado como yo cuando vea algunos de the increíbles proyectos y aventuras que tengo muy pronto! ¡¡Los amo a todos!! #iamnotdeadjustgraduating Jones dijo.

the actor originally joined "SNL" as a writer and got noticed as a part of multiple appearances on the show's popular "Weekend Update" segments.

He approached the cast of the show in 2014.

Jones fue uno de the cómics originales que se consideró unirse a SNL en diciembre de 2013 después de recibir fuertes críticas por tener un elenco predominantemente blanco.

It is unknown if the program will add another name to replace Jones, who was the oldest cast member of the program. He received recognition from the supporting actress Emmy in 2017 and 2018.