Glee cast member Chris Colfer found out that he was leaving the show from a Tweet put out by co-creator Ryan Murphy. Along with Colfer, Lea Michele and Cory Monteith will also be graduating at the end of next season. 

Murphy decided to write the characters off the show in order to keep the integrity of the show since it was time for the characters to graduate high school. 

Colfer told Extra, Do I want to leave the show? Absolutely not. This is home for me. But I understand that there's time for a conclusion.  

Actress Michele tweeted, We always knew we'd graduate in real time. It's all part of the plan and it's all good!

To Gleeks everywhere, you're in my heart now and forever. Love u all! 

Colfer, 21, though saddened by the news of his Glee graduation, was very happy to be nominated for an Emmy. On Thursday, it was announced that Colfer would be a contender in the best actor in a comedy category. 

Colfer told Extra, As a performer, I feel so fulfilled. It's just a huge category. It's best actor in a comedy, and we all know that Kurt's not funny, so I'm very, very happy to be a part of it. 

Glee has also been nominated for best comedy; nods went to ABC's Modern Family, NBC's The Office, 30 Rock, and Parks and Recreation, Fox's Glee, and Big Bang Theory (CBS).