LeVar Burton to announce shock retirement from acting?

Burton created a stir on Saturday when rumors have surfaced that his career was over.

Sad news for Burton fans. Speculation had been rife that the French actor best known for his role on the television series Star Trek: The Next Generation, is about to announce his retirement from acting, at age 64, with immediate effect.

UPDATE 18/04/2021 : This story seems to be false. (read more)

Being an actor isn't fun anymore

“As we get older, there are phases of life that we enter into, and being an actor-television host-director-author just isn't fun anymore,” he might have said, says a source who remained anonymous. Other reports hinted that he may branch out into other creative fields he is better at (and more interested in), though they didn't provide any details.


For a little while on Saturday evening, #ThankYouLeVar was a trending hashtag on Twitter. As many fans reminisce and look back on all the unforgettable memories, some may wonder what about now made him make the decision.

“LeVar Burton was unlike any other actor we’ve ever seen! #ThankYouLeVar”
— @universalObserver, 17 Apr 2021
“Burton wasn't retired?”
— @borisB0, 17 Apr 2021

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