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Days of Our Lives: Kate Mansi confirms exit via Instagram

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It’s official: Kate Mansi is leaving Days of Our Lives.

The popular actress who plays Abigail Deveraux announced via Instagram on Wednesday that she will depart the NBC sudser. She joined the drama — her first major role in TV — in 2011.

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“I’ve kept quiet as long as I could,” wrote the 28-year-old actress. “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’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… STA​Y TUNED!​​ I PROMISE you, you won't want to miss what's coming​!​ XO KM

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Mansi’s last episode will air in May. NBC declined to comment about whether it will find a new Abigail.

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