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“Days of Our Lives” fans are freaking the F out after show axes beloved gay power couple

Days of Our Lives fans were shocked to their cores this week upon learning Salem’s resident on-again/off-again gay power couple, Sonny Kirakis and Will Horton (a.k.a. WilSon), are being written off the long-running daytime drama.

Actor Freddie Smith, who plays Sonny Kirakis in the series, broke the news on Twitter this week, telling fans, “Days of Our Lives releases Freddie Smith and Chandler Massey from contracts. I will miss Salem so much!!”

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“Thank you all for the incredible love and support throughout the years,” he added. “I really feel we told a love story that will live on forever.”

Chandler Massey, who plays Will Horton, followed up with a tweet of his own, writing: “Wish it weren’t coming to an end, but I will be forever grateful to everyone who went on this journey with us.”

Both Smith and Massey included a link video in which Smith reveals that the guys’ last day of filming Days may be as early as… this week?!

In the video, Smith doesn’t say how the couple departs the show, but he does reveal their final episode won’t actually air until September 18, 2020, since the show films all episodes six months prior to airing.

Smith also says the departure “was not our choice,” and that he and Massey had been looking forward to staying on and keeping their storyline going; however, he says being written off the show didn’t come as a complete surprise to him.

“As the scripts started coming in, I was like, ‘This doesn’t look good. This doesn’t look like we’re going to get re-signed to a contract.’”

Fans have not taken the news well. At all. Check out what they’re saying…

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