Updated March 24: While there is still no confirmation on Jane Elliot's last date on "General Hospital," the actress is planning to retire from the show this year. Wally Kurth, who plays her son Ned Ashton on the show, has confirmed this. Soaps.com will keep you informed on her exit as news is made available.
Jennifer, I have! I tried. Believe me, I'm as saddened as all of you. But it's her choice. She's ready to retire. https://t.co/M0dihCwAjr
— Wally Kurth (@wallykurth) March 10, 2017
Soaps.com previously reported on March 8 that rumors had been circulating since late January that Jane Elliot is planning to retire from "General Hospital." Elliot has played the role of Tracy Quartermaine off and on since 1978. Last April the actress told Michael Logan of TV Insider that she would not be renewing her contract and was looking forward to retiring. Her current contract expires this spring.
There has yet to be any official confirmation from the actress or show that she intends to depart. However rumors have been swirling that an epic storyline arc has been drafted to explain the character's exit from Port Charles, which may play out during May sweeps.