Grey’s Anatomy star Chyler Leigh has spoken about the upcoming season eight finale. Warning! Spoiler Alert!

The actress’s character Lexie Grey gets killed off following a plane crash involving various characters from the medical drama.

Speaking to TVLine Leigh said: "Earlier this year, I made the decision that season eight would be my last on Grey's Anatomy.

"I met with Shonda Rhimes and we worked together to give Lexie's story appropriate closure. I am very lucky to have worked with this amazing cast and crew for five seasons. My experience on Grey's Anatomy is something that I will treasure for the rest of my life."

She added: "I want to take this time to say thank you to the fans. Your unconditional love and support have made these last five years very special for me. I look forward to my next chapter and I hope you will continue to follow me on my journey."

Chyler Leigh appeared in the hit TV show from 2007-2012. The season eight finale is on RTÉ Two next Tuesday, June 12th.