“Days of Our Lives” is losing a fan favorite. Kate Mansi will be leaving the role of Abigial Devereaux, TheWrap has learned. Her last episode will air in May.
Since 2011, Mansi has played the fan-favorite character of Abby, the daughter of soap opera super couple Jack Harcourt Deveraux and Jennifer Rose Horton.
“After much thought, I’ve decided the timing was right for me to set sail from Salem,” Mansi posted on her Instagram Wednesday morning. “I must say that I have thoroughly enjoyed every single beautiful and messy moment of being Abigail, and will always treasure our time together.”
Inquisitr reports a recent casting call for the show indicates the role could be recast. This should set some fans’ minds at ease, as Abby is currently heavily in the show’s central plot points.
Mansi’s exit follows several other high profile exits, including Peter Reckell, who played Bo Brady.
Mansi is represented by Rothman / Andrés Entertainment.
I’ve kept quiet as long as I could, but since it seems news has leaked, I feel I owe it to you all to set the record straight. Alright… here it is: After much thought, I’ve decided the timing was right for me to set sail from Salem. I must say that I have thoroughly enjoyed every single beautiful and messy moment of being Abigail, and will always treasure our time together. I want to be very clear in saying that this was not a decision I took lightly. It was important for me to see Abigail through the most recent storyline, as well as through the show’s historic 50th anniversary celebration. I can confidently say that I poured everything I had into Abigail, especially this last year, and cannot wait for you to see what’s coming! I also want to express how very proud I am to have had the privilege of being a part of this incredibly hard-working daytime community for the past five years. I am grateful beyond measure to the DOOL family, which I feel extends beyond our set, to you, the amazing, and unwavering fans. I thank you for all the support and love you’ve shown Abigail and me. Oh, and one more thing… STAY TUNED! I PROMISE you, you won’t want to miss what’s coming! XO KM