Citing show sources, Soap Opera Digest is reporting that Jackson's exit from General Hospital is "a done deal." A source tells soapcentral.com, however, that ABC might be trying to make one last play to keep Jackson on board.
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Jackson returned to General Hospital in October 2009 after a 12-year absence from the show. Jackson made his daytime debut in October 1993. During his initial six-year run with the ABC soap, Jackson picked up three Outstanding Younger Actor trophies at the Daytime Emmys.
Jackson picked up his first Outstanding Supporting Actor Emmy win earlier this year.
Young, who appeared as Lucky from 2000 to 2003 earned a Daytime Emmy for his work in 2002. Young appeared as JR Chandler on All My Children after leaving GH. Young recently signed a short-term contract with CBS's The Bold and the Beautiful.
An ABC spokesperson "could neither confirm nor deny" Jackson's impending exit.