Days of Our Lives Loses Deidre Hall and Drake Hogestyn!
Following on the news last week that Jay Kenneth Johnson will be departing from the cast (see story here, more bad news is coming out for fans of Days of Our Lives. It turns out that the major budget cuts the show will be suffering to keep it on the air will mean that supercouple John and Marlena will no longer be part of the show. Both Deidre Hall (Marlena Evans) and Drake Hogestyn (John Black) will be departing the show in the new year.
Producer Ken Corday explained the decision to let the two veterans go in an interview with SOD, “The
couple will be happily reunited after a long period of angst and separation and will
be off-screen after January for an unknown period of time. It was a very tough
decision to make.”
Soap Opera Fan Blog will keep you informed of more details of this story as they become available. We’re deeply saddened to hear this bit of news. The loss of two such iconic characters who have deeply situated themselves in the lives of so many Salem residents and major plot lines over the years is enormous.
Photo Credit: NBC
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