Greg Vaughan – Eric Brady Leaves ‘Days of Our Lives’ After 8 Years
The next in line to leave the NBC Soap “Days of Our Lives” after our beloved Hope, is Eric Brady, as the actor Greg Vaughan confirms his exit.
Vaughan revealed that he is no longer a member of the daytime soap opera’s cast in the July 22 episode of “That’s Awesome! With Steve and Bradford,” which is co-hosted by his former “General Hospital” co-stars Steve Burton and Bradford Anderson, as reported by TVLine.
“I’ve finished my reign at Days,” Vaughan said. “I’m taking a break, if you will. Days was going through a renewal negotiation and not knowing where they were going to go.”
He claimed that he felt his time in the drama “was coming to an end, anyway,” but added that “For all my Days fans that are listening, I love you all,” he said. “It’s never over, so I’m not going to say it’s over.”
Vaughan has been playing the role of Eric Brady, since 2012, taking over the role from Jensen Ackles, who portrayed the younger Eric from 1997–2000. When he stepped into the role, the character was totally reformed and described as a “very changed man.”
As of now, there is no information related to his final airdate. Vaughan also has made it clear that there is still a possibility of his eventual return to the drama, as he said “it’s never over.”
Earlier this month, another beloved character from “Days” – Hope, played by Kristian Alfonso, announced that she was leaving the soap and will not return again, after nearly four decades.
These exits are reportedly the reactions of the stars to the NBC’s unusual situation in which the entire Days cast was released from their contracts as a cost-cutting measure, before “Days of Our Lives” was renewed for the 56th season in November 2019.
The other actors who have confirmed their exit in the show are Freddie Smith (Sonny Kiriakis), Chandler Massey (Will Horton), and Galen Gering (Rafe Hernandez). There are also rumors of Victoria Konefal (Ciara Brady) and Camila Banus (Gabi Hernandez) vacating their roles, which has not yet been confirmed.