It looks like Columbus Short days as a “Gladiator have come to an end. After starring in the hit television drama, Scandal, alongside Kerry Washington, for three season he will not be returning for a fourth.

Short released this statement via a publicist:

“At this time I must confirm my exit from a show I’ve called home for 3 years, with what is the most talented ensemble on television today. I would like to first thank [creator] Shonda Rhimes for the opportunity to work with such an amazing cast. Thank you GLADIATORS, who have supported me throughout my entire career and of course to ABC and Shondaland for allowing me to play such a pivotal role in the Scandal series. I have enjoyed every single minute of it. Everything must come to an end and unfortunately the time has come for Harrison Wright to exit the canvas. I wish nothing but the best for Shonda, Kerry and the rest of the cast, who have become like a second family to me in such a short amount of time. For this, I will forever be grateful.”

Prior to his release, Short had been dealing with personal issues with his wife and a bar brawl.

I guess it’s safe to say that Columbus was killed off at the end of the last season by B-613.

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