Having starred on THE BOLD & THE BEAUTIFUL since its premiere episode as one of the soap's core characters Ronn Moss (Ridge) is saying goodbye to the show he's called home for the last 25 years. It's been reported that a salary impasse was behind Moss's decision to leave. The actor attempted to console his many Twitter followers and fans who were saddened by the news. "Try and not be sad, angry, disappointed..." he tweeted. "It's been a great run and all good things end eventually. As this door closes, others are opening."
Moss's departure comes as a shock to many, especially given how close he is to fellow castmates like Katherine Kelly Lang (Brooke) and Hunter Tylo (Taylor). "I would miss B&B terribly if I had to leave," he told Soaps In Depth around the time of the show's 20th anniversary five years ago. "There are always things that are rubs, and things you have to deal with, but all in all, it's wonderful being here. I think I would miss all of my cohorts too much to ever [leave]."
Unfortunately, Moss's last tape day at B&B is Tuesday, August 14, and the show has so far remained mum on how they'll factor his exit into the show. "Ronn has spent an amazing 25 years with B&B," says a show rep. "We will always, always consider him family, and we wish him only the best in all of his future endeavors."