Fishburne calls time on his role as CSI doc
Laurence Fishburne is closing the file on his CSI: Crime Scene Investigation career.
The actor will not be back in the CBS crime drama this autumn, according to a source, who spoke anonymously because CBS has yet to announce Fishburne's departure.
Fishburne (right) joined the CSI cast as Dr Raymond Langston midway through the 2008-09 season. He stepped in to replace departing star William Petersen.
The source said that CBS and the producers of the show were taking Fishburne's departure in their stride, aware that his film career made a long TV tenure unlikely.
CSI returns for its 12th season this autumn and continues to rank among the 20 top-rated shows in the US.