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Yvette Nicole Brown Leaving 'Community' to Care for Sick Father

Yvette Nicole Brown Leaving 'Community' to Care for Sick Father

Yvette Nicole Brown is departing the cult favorite series Community after five seasons for personal reasons.

The 43-year-old actress asked the producers to be let out of her contract in order to care for her sick father. The show will be making a move to Yahoo! Screen this year after five seasons with NBC.

“My dad needs daily care and he needs me,” Yvette said in a statement to TV Guide. “The idea of being away 16 hours a day for five months, I couldn’t do it. It was a difficult decision for me to make, but I had to choose my dad.”

Yvette was an integral part of Community and is irreplaceable. We are sad to see her go and wish her the very best,” the show’s executive producers Dan Harmon and Chris McKenna said in a joint statement.

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  • Jenna

    family comes first.

  • Xenu

    What a sweet woman.

  • Cate

    That’s sad. It must have been a difficult decision for her to make. Could they have made her a guest star or something as she is going to lose a lot of money when she probably needs it most to care for her father? Is the show in syndication? Will she still make some residuals from repeats?
    Wishing the best to Yvette and her family.

  • LoveTheShoes

    Maybe they’ll work it out were she can Skype in a scene here or there. I think that would be very workable. They could write her character in so many ways that wouldn’t require her to be set side let alone even in the same State! Her dad indeed comes first but I still hope she’s not gone from Community completely.