Who is Leaving Days of Our Lives 2023? Heartbreaking Exits: A Tribute to the Departing Stars of DOOL

It is with a heavy heart that we bid farewell to some darling characters on Days of Our Lives. I know it is hard to accept, but as the plot of DOOL evolves, there will be more newcomers and heartbreaking exits. The news of their departures has left observers feeling unhappy and depressed.

These actors have become a part of our daily lives, bringing us joy and entertainment through their engaging story plots and charismatic personalities. Saying goodbye to them feels like losing dear friends. Let’s take a moment to honor their contributions to the show and cherish the memories they’ve left behind.

Camila Banus: A Pot-Stirrer Leaves

Camila Banus, who plays Gabi Hernandez, is one of the most recent departures from Days of our Lives. She told The Wrap that she decided to leave the show after it moved to the streaming service Peacock.

Banus stated that the move to Peacock made her feel it was time to start a new chapter. Banus is one of the show’s most popular characters and has been a part of the cast since 2010. Her departure is a significant loss to the show, and how the writers will fill the void remains to be seen.

Lauren Koslow

Lauren Koslow had been a mainstay on Days of Our Lives for nearly two decades, playing the role of Kate Roberts. However, in late 2022, her character left the show – or at least this plane of existence – when she passed away.

Fans were shocked by Kate’s death, and many took to social media to express their sadness at Koslow’s departure.

Lindsay Arnold: A Legend Says Goodbye

Lindsay Arnold played the role of Allie Horton on Days of Our Lives. She announced in early 2023 that she had finished taping for the show, and her character’s future remains uncertain.

Allie Horton was a significant character on the show, and Arnold’s departure has left fans wondering what will happen to her character.

Mary Beth Evans

Mary Beth Evans, who played Kayla Brady on Days of Our Lives, left the show in 2022. Kayla’s exit storyline involved her character dying, but her portrayer did not actually leave the show.

Evans has been with the show for over 30 years and is one of its most beloved characters. Fans were devastated to see her go, but her character’s death has opened up new storylines for the show.

Tamara Braun

Tamara Braun’s second stint as Ava Vitali came to an end in late 2022, just before Christmas. The Emmy-winning actress took to Instagram to thank her fans for their support and love over the years, and many viewers were sad to see her go.

Sal Stowers

After six years as Lani, actress Sal Stowers took her leave of Salem in the summer of 2022. Making her exit an even bigger blow to fans was the fact that just as she was exiting, so was Lamon Archey, who played Eli.

With their departure, Days of Our Lives viewers not only lost Eli and Lani, but they also lost “Elani,” the popular couple fans had come to love.

Linsey Godfrey

Linsey Godfrey played the role of Sarah Horton, a character she portrayed since 2018. On Twitter, Godfrey revealed in March 2021 that she would be leaving the show. She thanked her fans and said that she would miss her character and her many hairstyles.

Kristian Alfonso: The End of an Era

Perhaps the biggest shock to Days of our Lives fans came with the news that Kristian Alfonso, who had played Hope Williams Brady for 37 years, was leaving the show.

Who is leaving Days of our Lives 2023
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Alfonso had been a staple on the show since the 1980s, and her departure was a blow to fans who had grown up watching her on screen. Alfonso explained that a request for four or five months off had prompted her to walk away from the show, saying that it was “the perfect moment to make that decision.”

Marci Miller

In June, the love story of Abigail and Chad came to an end when Marci Miller’s unavailability made her the unfortunate star of a murder mystery. Fans were disappointed that the show didn’t bring back Kate Mansi, who had played the role before, and are now waiting to see what the future holds for the popular couple.

Deidre Hall: Fan Favorites Come and Go

Like Kayla and Kate, Deidre Hall’s character, Marlena, also met her maker early in 2023. Hall, who has been with Days of Our Lives on and off since 1976, had left the show before and returned multiple times, so it’s possible that we could see her back in Salem in the future. For now, however, Marlena has passed on, leaving behind any and all wardrobe that wasn’t white.

A Martinez: A Quick Return and Exit

The first blow to Days of our Lives fans came with the announcement that A Martinez, who had recently reprised his role as Eduardo Hernandez, would be leaving the show.

Although the actor’s return had initially excited viewers, it soon became clear that his character was being brought back solely to usher off his children. This was a disappointing turn of events for fans of the show who had been hoping for a long-term return for Martinez.

Linsey Godfrey

Linsey Godfrey, who played Sarah Horton on Days of Our Lives, also announced her departure in 2022. Godfrey had been on the show since 2018 and was a fan favorite, so her exit came as a shock to many viewers.

Her character’s exit storyline involved her leaving for Chicago without telling her baby daddy, Xander. Godfrey’s departure left a big hole in the show, and fans are still mourning the loss of Sarah.

Alison Sweeney

Although Sami’s kidnapping in August 2021 marked the end of Alison Sweeney’s latest return engagement, her next one was already beginning.

In a recent interview, she explained that she had other scenes to work on at that moment, so instead of saying goodbye, she transformed it into “See ya soon!” for her fans.

Greg Vaughan: An Emmy Winner Says Goodbye

Shortly after Banus’ exit was announced, it was revealed that Greg Vaughan, who had played Eric Brady since 2012, was also leaving the show.

Vaughan, an Emmy winner, said that he was leaving with “love, laughter, and tears of joy” and that he was grateful before his time on the show. Fans were sad to see him go but excited to see what the actor would do next.

Ending Notes

As we bid farewell to some of our favorite characters and actors on Days of Our Lives, it’s natural to feel sadness and loss.

But let’s remember that the show must continue, and we can look forward to new characters and plot twists to make us stand on our toes, biting our nails. So let’s stay connected and see where the journey takes us next.

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