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Is Abigail leaving Days of our Lives?

Will Abigail die on Days of our Lives.
Could this be the end of Abigail Deveraux DiMera on Days? Pic credit: NBC

Is Abigail leaving Days of our Lives? That’s the question fans are asking after today’s episode left the character’s future hanging in the balance.

Abigail (Marci Miller) is a pivotal character on the Days canvas as the daughter of legendary supercouple Jack (Matthew Ashford) and Jennifer (Melissa Reeves). Then the writers made the character even more important to the show when Abigail was paired with Chad (Billy Flynn), connecting her to the all-powerful DiMera family.

For months now, the rumor mill has been buzzing that Abigail would be gruesomely murdered, kicking off a who killed her mystery lasting all summer long. Now the time has come to find out if there is any truth to those rumors.

Is Abigail leaving Days of our Lives?

The answer to the question is Abigail leaving Days of our Lives is yes. Those pesky rumors are true, and Abigail does die on Days, leaving her loved ones reeling from her shocking death.

As for why Abigail was killed, it turns out her portrayer Marci wasn’t able to commit to playing the character full time. Last year, Marci welcomed her first child, daughter Willett “Willie” James Matteson, with her husband, Ryan Matteson.

Marci and her husband call Colorado home, which means she’s been commuting back and forth to Burbank, where the hit soap opera films. It appears the actress no longer wanted to do the long-distance commute full-time.

According to head writer Ron Carlivati, the decision to kill Abigail came because neither Marci nor Kate Mansi, also known for playing the character, wanted to be on contract. The writers opted to make a bold choice to keep the character of Chad from being pushed to the back burner.

While Abagail is leaving the hit NBC soap opera and she does die, that doesn’t mean the character is gone forever. Days fans know full well that death doesn’t always stick in Salem.

Who killed Abigail?

The loss of Abigail will certainly upset fans, but it does mean a new mystery on the show. Days of our Lives spoilers reveal that Gwen (Emily O’Brien), Leo (Greg Rikaart), and Lucas (Bryan Dattilo) kick off the list of suspects.

Gwen hated Abigail, especially after the mug incident and breaking up her wedding to Xander (Paul Telfer). Leo vowed revenge on all those who cost him Craig (Kevin Spirtas), and Chad was on that list.

Plus, he’s been hiding in the tunnels of the DiMera mansion, and the two friends did have that incriminating phone call, where Gwen pretty much ordered Leo to hurt her sister.

In an interesting turn of events, Lucas ends up on the suspect list after falling off the wagon. Lucas also learned Abigail knew he kidnapped Sami (Alison Sweeney), not EJ (Dan Feuerriegel).

No doubt more people will be added to the list before the killer is revealed, which likely won’t be until November or February sweeps.

What do you think of Abigail being killed off the show?

Days of our Lives airs weekdays on NBC.

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    • I’m disappointed I’m not going to watch this soap anymore you all could have replace her so sad every time there is a good plot you screw it up bye bye

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    • Me, either! She is my fav Abigail character and there is no reason that they couldn’t have temporarily replaced her and then brought her back when she and if she wanted to come back. I really understand about being home with her new baby, though. On a smaller scale, I quit a wonderful job to be a stay at home Mother.
      Another thing, unless Melissa Reeves is ill (God forbid) or just really needs to be off the show right now, I sincerely hope she comes back. It’s not the same without her playing Jennifer.

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  1. Get rid of Guen. She is disgusting.i have been watching day since the first day. But getting close to giving it up. Pushing to many gay couples. I have nothing against gay people but don’t push it on people. Abigail should have been replaced.

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  2. That is horrible to kill her off. Could have replaced her with someone else. Like you do with others, and what other shows do also.

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  3. She will be missed! I really liked her character! (Though I will say that even though Gwen deserved it, Abigail stomping on Gwen’s gift was a tad too mean for Abigail.)

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  4. That sucks – I will cease watching this soap – Marci Miller is so beautiful to have them kill her off so violently and tragically

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  5. Abigail has always been selfish, only thinking of herself. And she was mean-spirited. Glad to be rid of this spoiled brat. And hope whoever killed her gets away with it.

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  6. Again another happy couple gone, god forbid we have happy young couples. Writers need to stop this and let viewers see some kind of happiness and stability on this show. Still need drama but there are other kinds. My two cents.

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    • It’s getting so the really good couples and old characters that will be missed are being done away with. I will only watch until I see who killed Abby

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  7. I don’t like Abby being killed off the show at all! I know a lot of the characters have a way of coming back to life but I think the writers should have recast her character. So what if both of the actresses that played Abby didn’t want to play the part full time. Look at the character Adam Newman on Y&R has been recast at least three times that I know of. It might take the fans a while to get used to that person playing that part but we always do. Please don’t write out the character of Abby, let them have her on life support in secret so the killer will think they have gotten away with murdering her and that will give the writers time to recast that character. And it will still be a who-dun-it for the summer.

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  8. I am horribly sad. Marci Miller is my favorite, and I am so sad for Chad… But keeping myself in the real world, I am happy for Marci. I am not sure Abagail would be the same with a third actress playing her.

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    • You could have replaced her The picture now is gonna be boring You gonna lose a lot of people that were watching it The show is just messed up

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        • Yes. Abigail, as played by Marci, is our favorite character. She plays Abby with such heart and soul and depth. But replacing her is way better than killing her off. The writers need to do what they supposedly do best: write! No more overly resuscitated story lines (masks, the devil, etc.). Respect the fans, stop “phoning the writing in from the Hamptons,” and write! And keep Abby.

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  9. I’m so happy for Marci putting her family first and I wish her well. I’m also so mad that the show killed Abby off! Can we have one happy family? You could have replaced her. I have watched this show since it started when I was a little kid and I’m sixty-seven so that’s a long time. I’m done now. Big mistake here.

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  10. I didn’t like what Abby did today to Gwen. Because Gwen was trying. Which is what their father wanted them to do. To be honest Abby, was being a DiMera b**ch. Saying that, no I didn’t want to see her leave. The writers, I feel, don’t take the children into consideration at all. I hope after all The Who done it is over. The show had found a wonderful replacement for Abby.

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    • Are you for real? Gwen is a conniving monster. Abigail was right because Gwen was up to no good asking her to deliver that cup to Chad. Gwen had a motive behind her delivering that cup.

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  11. You should have just put her in a coma, and pregnant. Still would have had a “who did it” theme, given Marci the time off to spend with her baby, and then maybe bring her back part time. At least then she would remain in the picture for future.

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  12. I have disliked the way Marci plays this character ever since she joined Days. She comes off as a condescending, entitled mean girl. She makes me root for Gwen.

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  13. I think this is a bad idea. Abby and Chad were a dream couple and you have lost that now. I looked forward to days every day now I don’t care if I watch or not.
    Chad and Abby were the new Tom and Alice Horton.
    What a shame!!!

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  14. Yea…stupid move! Many people rooting her and Chad on, especially wanting to have a baby. I can think of so many more that should go, especially this Leo character. And how long are we going to have to deal with Jan or Gwen? I’d be happy to see them go. You’ve changed characters in the past in other actors/actresses…why not this time? I’m about fine with it all anyway. The whole “being possessed by the devil” kinda ruined it for me. Bring some new characters aboard and leave Abigail alone. Sheesh!

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  15. Certainly understand Marci wanting to be closer to home and her little girl, “Willie”, although we will really miss her! However, please don’t kill off “Abigail”. Can’t you find someone to play her—at least until “Willie” starts daycare or pre-school??? :) :) :)

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  16. I hate that idea I like Chas and Abby together they are a power couple. Don’t do it find another way. And I understand that she want to be close to her daughter.

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    • Abigail getting killed socks! SHE and had make a great pair. Marci has played the best Abigail….hope you think this over! I’ve been watching DOOL SINCE 1965….stay away from the devil and bring back a little more positive things. America needs more happiness in this show.

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  17. I bet we find out it was Clyde Weston who murdered Abigail as some kind of revenge towards EJ and the fact EJ turned down his proposed drug operation.

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  18. Abigail has become our most beloved character on DOOL. Marci has played her with incredible heart and soul and depth. Amazing actor! Please, writers, do something worthy with Abby’s departure. Don’t rely on over-resuscitated story lines (masks, the devil et al.). Write! Do what your fans know you can do when not phoning in the tired stories from the Hamptons.

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  19. Quit watching Days when the “devil/possessed” storyline came back. All the kidnappings, killings, drugged storylines got really boring….

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  20. I am so tired of everyone getting killed off the show. You just start getting into a story line and one of the characters gets killed off. Time for the writers to just replace her and let the story continue. Not everyone likes the who done it story line every other week.

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  21. I think the writers should replace Abigail’s character. It’s getting really boring to watch Days these days. The devil story was so far out there. Chad and Abigail are the super couple. Leave well enough alone. Why dont the writers do something about the Jan character.

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  22. I liked Kate Mansi, and I wish she would come back to the show. All that possession crap was a bit much. I would like Jan Spears leave the show. I really hope Shawn, and Belle can work things out.

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  23. I’m not watching the show anymore since they killed Abby off and Tripp is leaving this makes me so mad I have watched this show all my life but no more

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  24. Coming after the tar fetched devil scenes – I’m done. Been watching for 40 years and it’s all the same story over and over. I think you should have ended Days about 4 years ago.

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  25. I have watched days since the beginning when I was a child. Deaths come alot. then they are alive again, and then they die again. NORMAL STUFF. I love the drama. Billy Flynn, (CHAD) is from Minnesota, as am I. He is great. I want to see him become fiercer as a dimera. Abigail kept him grounded. Maybe he will go off the rails. LOVE THE SHOW.

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  26. I don’t like Marci leaving but it is her choice. I don’t like her dying in case she wants to come back some day. They are going to have to find a really good actress to play Chad’s love interest so the audience accepts her. Chad’s role has been a little boring as of late so I hope they give him a great story line.

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  27. I don’t like that Abby is leaving and how she was killed off. I Love Abigail and Chad! Omg Sad she is leaving 😐.I hope somehow Abigail makes a return and play the role very well because I like Chad and hope his role remains.

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  28. Absolutely done with this show . Stopped watching when the devil storyline was on because it was so ridiculous. Now Abigail ! Enough.

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  29. This makes me sick. You don’t kill an important actress on Days. I have cried for hours. You should have someone else to be Abigail before you killed her off the show

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    • Exactly. They should have found someone else to play her character before just killing her off the show. this is insane!!!

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    • I agree you should have found someone to play Abigail. Such a positive in love couple with 2 children. I can say I cried. Just Aweful decision.

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  30. So upset that they killed Abby off! I don’t know why they couldn’t just replace her for a while. I like Marci the best in this role. Couldn’t she just have been in coma for a year?

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  31. I’ve been watching this show for 45 years….it started to get stupid with the devil crap again. At least the other soap shows are a bit more realistic. Now…you’re taking out Abby? I’m pretty much done with Days. its getting stupid and boring and I think I’ll go back to Young and the Restless.

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  32. Don’t think Abby should have been killed off she is one of Horton Klang needed to be replaced becurse she and chad are the#1 couple on days so Dr.Ralf needs to save her and just have her in hiding untill stabber is caught and that will be Time enough to find someone and rateing will drop without h

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  33. Why not get rid of the bad actors – the ones who play Jan, Leo and Gwen? There are still plenty of potential villains who can act and maintain enthusiastic viewer interest. Even if the character of Abigail isn’t in the storyline as much, this will be the last poor decision l want to watch/waste my time with. Just disheartening and disappointing.

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  34. This was a ludicrous, poorly thought out decision in light of loyal viewers who enjoy watching the talented actors and get sick of watching those who make you wonder how they ever got acting jobs in the first place (i.e. those who attempt to act as Jan, Gwen, Leo). There have been great actors who have played villains, and these are three of the worst. Why not have Abigail’s character leave the storyline temporarily rather than do this? Unless there are plans to say she’s yet another character who didn’t actually die, l know can find better shows to devote my valuable time to… very disappointing and disgusting.

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  35. Abigail on DOOL should’ve been replaced with a new character. Abigail was a good character of the show for so many years, they should have just let her leave town like the did kristian Alfonso. Bad call, for writing her out permanently.

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  36. Abigail should have been replaced. Like many have said before me, Chad and Abigail were a power couple with 2 children….wanting a thrid. I also agree that the “devil” episodes were way far fetched. It was past time to get rid of those scenes as well as bringing characters back to life. If Abigail wanted to leave, you could have replaced her. One day the old Abigail was on set and the next a new one….a pop-up will show before showing that this new person will be playing Abigail. Is that so hard? Its been done before. Get rid of Leo! Get rid of that awful Gwen. They have no purpose but to hurt people. We don’t teach our kids revenge! So, lets get rid of them. Move them to Egypt…together. Like you did Hope. I don’t think Leo stabbed Abigail. Gwen called someone else and told them she needed their help. Was it Clyde? Orpheus? Lets focus on happy couples, not so much drama. Lets free Paulina. Bring back Beth and let her tell how bad TR Coates really was and let Lani tell the truth she defended her mon from TR’s striking her. Let’s go with telling the truth, no fabrication. Please keep Ben and Cira as a happy couple. They are so awesome! Keep Nicole with Rafe. He’s had so many disapointments in his love life. Hope was stupid. Eric made his choice when he went to Africa. Bring Sammy back to EJ. Send that useless Lucas to another state. How far fetched is bringing a pregant woman into your home until she has your baby, and your loving wife gets the shaft and is forced to move out….even her office space because you feel obligated to take care of this maniac. How much love was really there? All these are just so far out there to be real. Enough said. Thanks for reading.

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  37. Thinkikng my days of DOOL are over! The devil crap was so ridiculous, Gwen and Leo are useless, Allie and Chanel aren’t a genuine believable couple and now Abigail is killed off!!! I agree with some other posts that Abigail shold have been replaced. I see a mass exodus coming.

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  38. Absolutely the worst since you killed off Dr Jonas and Bo Brady. What are you guys doing? Chad and Abby always kept the story alive and now we get to watch him suffer again without her? You killed her off once, why not just bring her back now like you did Tripp? And now Tripp is leaving town. Dumb. I agree with other fans, I think your 50 years are certainly coming close to an end. There’s enough violence out there without having to watch it on a favorite soap. Time to take a break. I’m sure all the Jan’s, Gwen’s and Leo’s will still be on the show because you only write out the good actors.

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  39. Very bad decision. Abby is one of my favorite characters. This will be a huge void in the show. She will be truly missed. 🥲

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  40. I hate it. I Was liking them together, trying for a baby. Am happy fir her being able to spend time with her in baby though. The vest to her akways.

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  41. I know sometimes characters have to be written off..but she has been a stable part of the show!! And Abigail and Chad are a strong well loved couple . Finding someone to replace her…even a new face..would have been better . I feel you will find most fans will think this was a wrong decision.

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  42. Terrible idea. I love Chad and Abigail together. Chad needs Abigail, they were each other’s rocks. This show is just getting worse by the season. I’m so sad.

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  43. I think this was a terrible mistake. I agree with some of the other comments. Why didn’t you all get someone else to play her role. They were a lovely couple.

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  44. Terrible idea. It is understandable to want to stay home with her first child & her husband and not do the long commute – good for her. It may have been a better idea to have Abigail go on a trip and return down the road. She will be missed!

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  45. I think They made a mistake taking her off the show now what’s going to happen to Chad? I hope she comes back on they could’ve taken someone else off not her 😢💔

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  46. HATE! HATE! HATE! (Did I say “HATE? “) that you killed Abbey off the show. You could have replaced her like you did the first time. She was an integral part of the show. BAD, BAD decision.

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