Chandler Massey shot his last scene as Will Horton on Friday, Gay Star Newsreports. The Days of Our Lives actor was let out of his four-year contract more than three months early, but the role of Will is going to be recast.
"While Days of Our Lives is disappointed to lose such a talent, the show understands and supports him in his future endeavors," read a statement released by the soap. "Due to current story line and the timely discovery of new talent that the show feels is the right recast for Will Horton, a mutual decision has been made for the changes to take place immediately."
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Massey, who won his second Emmy for the role in June, is moving on from the popular soap to focus on school and other acting opportunities. Since episodes are shot months in advance, Massey will continue to appear on the show through the end of December.
"I'm done. It's bittersweet," Massey said. "These four years have been so amazing. I've built a family here. I'm so grateful to NBC and everyone for these amazing four years. It's been my privilege and honor to work there."
Massey took to Twitter to share his gratitude for the support he's garnered since joining the show in 2010. "Thank you, thank you, and thank you. It has been such an amazing journey, and I am so grateful to have shared these four years with you all," Massey tweeted. "As I move forward from Days, I will never forget the laughs we shared, the tears we shed, & the love we spread. Time to get edumacated!" he added.
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On Friday, Charlie Sheen also took to Twitter to mistakenly berate Days of Our Livesfor allegedly firing Massey. "now your show REALLY sux!!" Sheen wrote. "you fired Chandler Massey?? Are you trying to make Ashley Butcher look talented? NOW his career begins! he's a winner. period the end."
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