Pete Davidson pens heartfelt message as he says goodbye to SNL

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  • Pete Davidson bid farewell to Saturday Night Live in a heartfelt message ahead of his final episode.
  • The 28-year-old made his last appearance in the season 47 finale hosted by Natasha Lyonne.
  • "Thank you for teaching me life values, how to grow up and for giving me memories that will last a lifetime", he wrote.


"SNL is my home," wrote Pete Davidson in a farewell message to the sketch comedy show.

Davidson's departure from the show after 8 years was first reported on Friday. The season 47 finale, hosted by Russian Doll star Natasha Lyonne was his last appearance.


The 28-year-old shared a lengthy message via his friend Dave Sirus on Instagram ahead of the episode. The post features a video of Davidson sharing a hug with Jerrod Carmichael.

"This video was taken 8 years ago. Jerrod sent it to me last night, and it made me super emotional in the best way. In the video, I had just gotten back from doing my very first update and sketch. It's crazy to think that today I'll be doing my last one. When I got the show, I was 20 years old, and I had no idea what I was doing. I still don't but especially back then," he wrote.

The King of Staten Island actor was the youngest ever SNL cast member, said that he wasn't a sketch performer, just a stand-up and said he was scared of figuring out what he could bring to the popular show. 

"I figured since I'm a stand up, I'll just try my stand up and personal bits on Weekend Update as myself, and I'm so glad I did. I got to share so much with this audience and literally grow up in front of your eyes. We were together through the good and the bad, the happiest and the darkest of times."

Davidson said he was grateful to everyone at SNL and that he appreciated them always sticking with him, having his back, teaching him life values and giving him memories that will last a lifetime.

"SNL is my home. I'm so happy and sad about tonight's show. - Resident young person Pete Davidson", he signed off the post.

SEE THE FULL POST HERE:

WATCH DAVIDSON'S FINAL WEEKEND UPDATE HERE:

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