On her way out.

Updated January 26:

According to Soap Opera Digest, Annie’s final scenes will be on March 21.

Originally posted January 20:

It’s been a huge week for Daytime casting news and All My Children is no exception. Melissa Claire Egan (Annie) has announced on her forum that she will be leaving Pine Valley.

Per her statement, Melissa said, “After 4 and a half incredible years as a member of the All My Children cast, I have made the extremely difficult decision to leave the Pine Valley family that I have come to love and respect so much. It has been an amazing 4 and a half years for me! I have had the privilege and honor of working with the most talented and fun cast, crew, producers and directors imaginable. I have learned so much from them and am forever indebted. To wake up each morning and love going to work is a true blessing for which I am unbelievably grateful! But after much soul-searching, I feel that it is time to spread my wings and open myself up to new challenges and adventures.”

No further details have been given. Soaps.com will keep you posted on the details of her departure.