Lynette Rice
June 08, 2011 AT 04:24 AM EDT

Image Credit: Slaven Vlasic/Getty ImagesVanessa Marcil Giovinazzo, the Daytime Emmy Award winning actress who returned to General Hospital last summer after an eight-year absence, is leaving the show. “June 9th! will be my last day on the set!” the actress tweeted. “Thank you GH for a great year. Best cast and crew in the world and in my heart forever.”

The actress created the role of Brenda in 1992. She returned last June when the three men in her character’s life – Sonny, Jax, and Jason – were in crisis.

For more:

Vanessa Marcil Giovinazzo on Brenda and Sonny’s wedding

General Hospital welcomes back Vanessa Marcil

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