Greg Vaughan Exits ‘Days of Our Lives’ After 8 Years

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Greg Vaughan has revealed that his time on the daytime soap opera Days of Our Lives is over after 8 years.

The actor, who played Eric Brady since joining the show in 2012, broke the news on the podcast, That’s Awesome with Steve & Bradford, hosted by General Hospital stars Steve Burton and Bradford Anderson.

“I’ve finished my reign at Days,” Vaughan said. “… For all my Days fans that are listening, I love you all. It’s never over, so I’m not gonna say it’s over. I’m taking a break, if you will. I had a great opportunity.”

He added, “Days was going through a renewal negotiation and not knowing where they were going to go and I just felt my time was coming to an end anyways.

Days wasn’t his only stint on daytime television, Vaughan, who is engaged to actress Angie Harmon,  also starred in Young and the Restless before joining the cast of General Hospital as Lucky Spencer.

Vaughan’s announcement comes days after Kristian Alfonso, who plays Hope Williams Brady on Days, shared the news that she would be departing from the show after 37 years.

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“Days of our Lives has been a vital part of both my personal and professional journey. I am forever grateful to NBC and the late Betty Corday, who took a chance on me many years ago and changed my life,” she wrote. “…However, it is time for me to write my next chapter. I will not be returning to Days when it resumes production in September. I’ve already filmed my last episode several months ago. Finally – to the incredibly loyal fans of Days – many of you have been with me on this journey from the beginning. I cannot thank you enough for your generosity, love and support. I could not have done it without YOU!!! ”

Vaughan, currently stars on the show Queen Sugar, produced by Ava DuVernay and Oprah Winfrey, airing on OWN. However, production has been shut down due to the coronavirus.