Jussie Smollett's run on Empire has come to an end because the controversy surrounding his attack and then arrest had the show's producers write him off the show with the season finale' having him and his boyfriend getting married.

The cast wrote a letter to the Fox execs saying, quote, "Together, as a united front, we stand with Jussie and ask that our co-star, brother, and friend be brought back for our sixth season.

"He is kind. He is compassionate. He is honest, and above all he is filled with integrity . . . He is also innocent, and no longer subject to legal uncertainty with the criminal charges against him having been dropped . . .

"That is why we write today to ask you to keep Jussie on the cast so that we can all put this behind us and move forward."

Do you still want Jamal on the show? I haven't watched Empire in years but his character was relatively popular on the show. There have been several members of the original staff that have been killed off etc.... It seems like they left room for him to come back whenever necessary.

Do you still want to see Jussie Smollett on the show?

It's signed by all the main cast members, including Terrence Howard, Taraji P. Henson, and Bryshere Gray. There's no word how that was received, but Jussie did have lunch with the showrunner yesterday.