In a statement which they are calling storyline-dictated, AMC writers officially announced on Thursday, September 8th 2010 that Vincent Irizarry (David Hayward) was officially let go from All My Children.
It had been reported several days earlier that Vincent wasn’t fired from the show but rather in contract negotiations with the network. These reports have been proven to be false. In a statement from Irizarry himself on his Facebook he addressed the fans and thanked them for their loyal support:
“I am so touched by the overwhelming support I have received over these past few days from the many fans of All My Children. Regarding my character’s sudden end and any previously reported news of negotiations between me and ABC, those statements were not authorized and premature. Unfortunately, there’s really not much more I can say at this time except how truly appreciative I am for all the comments on websites and message boards which have been written in support of my work and my character. There would be no doubt to me whatsoever, if I ever do return to AMC it will be in greater part because of this wonderful outpouring from all of you who love the show and David as much as I do. I am forever grateful to all of you…”
So is this finally the end to David Hayward’s reign of terror or does AMC have much more in store for us? All My Children is saying that David’s death is going to lead to many plot twists and unexpected storyline developments. You’ll just have to keep watching the show to find out where this goes. Unfortunately, many die-hard David fans are promising via Facebook to stop watching the show completely until the bring the character back. In soap opera land anything is possible so David Hayward might just show up again where you least expect him.