Like sands through the hourglass, so are the tenures of cast members on daytime drama The Days of Our Lives.
Galen Gering is the latest regular to depart the long-running series, announcing on Instagram that today was his final on the set. He will still be seen on the show through the fall, though, as the series tapes way in advance and has months of episodes featuring Gering yet to run. Gering plays Rafe Hernandez on the show, joining the cast in October 2008.
Two other “Days” cast members, Freddie Smith and Chandler Massey, announced earlier this week that they were leaving the show – or rather, the show left them, as Smith indicated they were not voluntarily exiting.
Days of our Lives was recently renewed for Season 56.
“I’ve always seen birthdays as a day of reflection, an opportunity to look back at where I’ve been and where I’m going. So, it’s oddly befitting that today also happens to be my last day at Days,” Gering wrote on Instagram. He ended by thanking his friends and fans. “Like sands through the hourglass….”.
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Thank you all so much for the incredible birthday wishes. I’ve always seen birthdays as a day of reflection, an opportunity to look back at where I’ve been and where I’m going. So, it’s oddly befitting that today also happens to be my last day at Days. Man…I have such great memories from the last 10 years. Onscreen I’ve fought for marriages and fought evil twins. I’ve put people in prison and been imprisoned. And offscreen, I’ve made friendships that I will have for a lifetime. All the while, I’ve been so fortunate to have the love and support of the greatest fans in the world. I hope you know how thankful I am to have had you at my side. With that said, the journey continues and I hope to bring you along for the ride. Thanks for the memories Days of our Lives. Like sands through the hourglass… Love Y’all ✌️