For weeks rumors have been circulating online that a major lead actor from Guiding Light would be leaving the show. Now comes word that Ricky Paull Goldin has chosen not to renew his contract and leave the venerable show. Below we've published his letter to his fans.
To my friends and extended family,
I want you to be one of the first to know that I’m planning on leaving “Guiding Light” when my contract expires in a couple of weeks. “Gus” has been a huge part of my life and I will really miss portraying him and bringing this character to life for you. My seven years on Guiding Light have been a wonderful experience. Now it’s time for a new adventure, a new chapter in my life. I will especially miss working with Beth Ehlers, since it doesn’t get any better than “Gus and Harley.”
Thank you! It means so much to me that you have shown your continued love and support for me and the character of “Gus.” I hope that you will continue to write with your thoughts and ideas. You can still email me at this email address, at least for the next few months.
I am sure that the powers-that-be at Guiding Light would love to hear from you as well. It is always good to let them know how you feel. That, of course, is your right.
You can write to them at:
51 West 52nd Street
New York, NY 10019
I will keep you up to date on my future projects on my website:
I also want to thank you for all the cards and emails that I have received in regards to my father’s passing. It really meant the world to me.
So stay tuned and I’ll be back real soon, just wait and see! It won’t be long!
All my love and deep felt appreciation,