Actress Leah Remini has thanked fans for their support after she cut ties with the Church of Scientology.
The King of Queens star was one of the controversial faith's best-known devotees, but on Thursday (11Jul13) it emerged she had walked away after 30 years.
Remini has now expressed her gratitude for the public's "overwhelming positive response" to her decision.
In a statement, she says, "I wish to share my sincere and heartfelt appreciation for the overwhelming positive response I have received from the media, my colleagues, and from fans around the world.
"I am truly grateful and thankful for all your support."