Rosie O'Donnell (Getty)

Rosie O’Donnell says goodbye to “The View”.  The announcement came down from ABC, they stated that Rosie will not be back on the show. It appears that the final battle with Elisabeth Hasselbeck will truly be the last. Rosie had previously asked for an early departure from the show and was set to leave mid-June.

In a statement, O’Donnell said she was grateful. “It’s been an amazing year and I love all three women.” This is to assume she also included Elisabeth in her statement.

Rosie and Elisabeth have had many small battles over the war in Irac, although it has never escalated to the levels witnessed on Wednesday.

“Rosie contributed to one of our most exciting and successful years at `The View,'” show creator Barbara Walters said. “I am most appreciative. Our close and affectionate relationship will not change.”

Will Rosie and The View stay in touch, it’s hard to say. I think of jobs I have left in the past and never looked back.

Rosie brought much needed ratings to The View and I am curious to see how they do without her.

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