25 Daytime Departures That Shocked Us in 2018

Michael Maloney

Characters come and go from soaps all the time, but 2018 seemed to have an extraordinary number of exits.

We're taking a look back at 25 familiar faces — from The Young and the RestlessDays of Our Lives, and more — who left their respective soaps this year. There were those who had been there for just a year, and others for decades, while some left for a second time after returning for a short stay.

Here’s hoping that they all pop back up on our screens in 2019! Click through the gallery above for all of the surprising exits.

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