Sad news for fans of General Hospital – Tyler Christopher is not coming back.

Viewers have been clamoring to bring back Christopher in the ABC show. Christopher also earlier teased that he might reprise his role as Nikolas Cassadine in the hit medical drama. Soap Opera Digest however reported that contract negotiation between the actor and General Hospital fell apart.

Christopher himself hinted on Twitter that his time with General Hospitall has come to its end. Daytime Confidential cited sources stating that the actor has already cleaned out his dressing room in GT set.

Christopher first joined the show in 1996. He played the role of Laura Spencer’s (Genie Francis) first-born son. He won his first Daytime Emmy award for Outstanding Lead Actor in a Drama Series this year.

The actor left the show in May. When he took a break from acting, Christopher explained that he wanted to spend time with his family. He earlier hinted that he would be back shooting soon. Christopher was quoted at the time saying: “I’m excited to go back. It’s going to be surreal because I’ve never taken that much time off. And the character has gone in a different direction, so they haven’t told me how they’re going to pick it up. I heard I died again. Probably not the last time!” In July, he however tweeted that his return in GT is not official yet.

Sunset Beach alum Nick Stabile played Nikolas for a while. He was last seen in July falling out of the window. There have been rumors this is to give way to Christopher who apparently was going through contract negotiations at the time. Now, the negotiation with seemed to have failed.

Christopher is currently filming Pretty Broken alongside Jillian Claire.

Meanwhile, another General Hospital character is going to be killed off. Executive producer Frank Valentini has posted a message on Twitter saying goodbye to a character.

General Hospital airs weekdays on ABC.