The competition show is saying goodbye to one of its remaining originals, The Hollywood Reporter explains.
Jackson joined the singing show’s team as a judge and later became a mentor. He has been apart of Idol for all of its 13 seasons to date.
“Randy has been such an integral part of American Idol since Day 1, both as a judge and as a mentor. He’s provided great advice and support, shaping the success of so many Idols we have discovered over the years. We wish him all the best in his next chapter. Randy will always be part of our Idol family and we hope he’ll visit from time to time,” Fox, Idol producers FremantleMedia North America and 19 Entertainment said in a statement.
Jackson’s departure results in host Ryan Seacreast standing as the only player that remains from the beginning of the series.