Things did not work out so well for Y&R’s Tricky! And on Tuesday, Michael Roark (Travis) posted a heartfelt farewell via social media to The Young and the Restless, where he became very popular in short order.
Roark expressed: “So long y’all, goodbye note says it. Ill miss bringing you Travis Crawford, c u soon on the next one.”
Michael also left a heartfelt message to fans of the CBS daytime drama series and “thank you’s” for: co-star Amelia Heinle (Victoria), Sony executive Steve Kent, CBS Daytime chief, Angelica McDaniel, Y&R executive producer, Mal Young, former EP and Y&R head writer, Chuck Pratt Jr. and writer Tracy Thompson, former EP, Jill Farren Phelps, and former Y&R casting director, Judy Blye Wilson.
Michael wrote: ”Love you Y&R. I made the decision to move on to the next challenge in my career. Thank you fans for your support and for welcoming me, this has been an unexpected and special chapter for me. Special thanks to Amelia Heinle for being everything that she is and to the CBS family past and present for allowing me to bring Travis Crawford to the canvas including: Mal Young, Judy Blye Wilson, Chuck Pratt, Jill Phelps, Tracy Thompson, Angelica McDaniel and Steve Kent. We hope you enjoyed our Tricky story. I know fans may be disappointed in the turn in their story, so I offer this … Travis lovesVictoria… Always has. But he never took the care to look inward and address his demons after his life crashed the first time. He ran away to a bar and then to a boat and life humbled him again, as it does …and he was only as strong as the weakest part of him … but ya never know if Travis may return to GC one day, maybe a wiser man.”
So, are you saddened to hear that Michael has departed The Young and the Restless? Were you rooting for Tricky? Share your thoughts on this message in the comment section below!