In a message on his official web site, Routh states that he "was released/fired/terminated and replaced" as Seth. According to Routh, the role of Seth will be recast.
Routh states that he not upset by being let go.
"I am not truly saddened by this turn of events...in fact I am quite relieved. I have gained much and will now move on," Routh states. However, Routh questions the terms of his release. "I am saddened however by the lack of respect and humanity expressed by those in control of the show. Instead of being open and honest with me they were conniving and malicious. They actually had me come in to work [on March 21] for four hours...then called me up to tell me they were releasing me!"
Routh will return to the West Coast in search of other acting opportunities. He muses that he'll use his down time to try to answer a backlog of fan email.
Routh makes his final on-air appearance in April 17. Steve Richard Harris (ex-Zak Wilder, Another World) has reportedly been tapped as Routh's replacement. Harris makes his OLTL on April 24.