Csi: Crime Scene Investigation regular George Eads is quitting the Tv drama at the end of the show's current season.

Eads, who is the last remaining original cast member on the show, has played Nick Stokes since 2000.

Reports suggest his departure is amicable and that his character's exit will be linked to an ongoing storyline.

Eads took an extended leave of absence last season and he was temporarily fired alongside castmate Jorja Fox in 2004 after they failed to show up to set for a filming schedule as part of a reported salary dispute.

Both actors were eventually reinstated.