Grant Wilson of the Syfy Network’s Ghost Hunters has announced the surprising news that he will be leaving the long running series. Wilson, who is leaving for personal reasons, informed fans and the media that his last appearance on the supernatural show will air May 16th, with production wrapping up within the month.
Wilson has since made a lengthy statement regarding his departure from the show. “It is with mixed emotion that I am announcing my departure from the cast of ‘Ghost Hunters’. While paranormal investigating has always been and will remain a passion for me, after enjoying nearly eight successful seasons on television, I have made the decision to leave the series in order to focus on other aspects of my personal life.
I will deeply miss working with Jason and the rest of the dedicated investigators and crew that have become like family, and I wish them all the best as they continue to follow their passion and realize the vision of TAPS. I will also miss interacting with our wonderful fans worldwide. You are all at the heart of what we do on Ghost Hunters, and I’m grateful to have gotten to know many of you over the years.
Thank you to Syfy and Pilgrim Studios for giving me the opportunity to do what I love for nearly eight years, and for supporting this difficult decision.”
Jason Hawes, who is Wilson’s partner and TAPS Co-Founder, as well as the Co-Lead Investigator of ‘Ghost Hunters’, also issued a statement about losing his long time partner.
“When Grant and I founded TAPS nearly 20 years ago, we never imagined that we would be able to make such an impact just by doing what we enjoy every day. I will miss working with Grant on a daily basis, and am indebted to the level of dedication and expertise he has brought to our field. I can’t imagine having a better partner through it all – both on the show and off. Grant and I, along with our spouses and children, are all like one big family. While I fully support his decision to move on from the series, this longtime friendship – as well as our business partnership – will continue off-camera for years to come.”
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