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Is Vincent Irizarry truly "dead and gone" from AMC?

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As many have heard now through various soap publications and online platforms, it is Vincent Irizarry’s nefarious Dr. David Hayward, who gets “killed” in the whodunit/murder mystery plans from new AMC head writers, David Kreizman and Donna Swajeski.   And while this Daytime Emmy winner’s departure from the show was a well-kept secret and had been touted as the “death of a main character” on the show, there are some conflicting reports emerging that may cast doubt if Vincent is:  truly gone from Pine Valley,  if it’s temporary, or if something else is in the works.

Last evening on his official facebook page, Rachel Anderson, who runs the page for Vincent posted this statement to his fan base!  “Hello everyone — We can now confirm and tell you that Vincent is still in negotiations, as the end of his contract is up shortly. The show has added this plot twist, but as I expressed below, please continue to tune in and make your thoughts, wishes, and voices known. Like many of you, I feel there is much more of D…avid’s story that needs to unfold and we would love to continue watching Vincent’s amazing portrayal of the most complex character on the daytime canvas!

Vincent passed on at how touched he has been by the overwhelming support and outpouring of messages that he has received over the past few days from all of you. Vincent writes, “I can’t say enough how appreciative I am of all the comments on websites and message boards that have been written in support of my work and my character. There would be no doubt to me whatsoever, if I 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 what do you think?  Is Irizarry truly dead and gone from P.V.?

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deedeelady
deedeelady

Dear Vincent, I can’t describe how I feel today. I’m hoping and pulling for you to stay on amc. I think that amc wouldn’t be the same without you. You’ve done such a wonderful job with your character the evil Dr. David, the villain we love to hate.

Know that you have a slew of fans out her rooting for you and writing letters to tptb, on your behalf. We want you back her in p/v where you belong.

Hang in there we’re behind you all the way.

jaye
jaye

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Couldn’t agree more! If he really is gone, it’s another (one of many) MAJOR misstep by AMC & ABC.

David makes the most of so much lousy material he’s been given. Able to play a villain in complex terms, not just one-dimensional. True talent. Sick of the shallow boring crap and one-dimensional characters AMC writers/etc treat the characters like paper dolls, puppets and matchsticks used to gloss over superficial story arcs and issues not allowed to be complex characters any more.

Good luck David!!!! They’ll rue the day the let you go.

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jaye
jaye

Did i say David? I meant VINCENT of course! see, that’s how believable he makes the character!

Tracey
Tracey

I hope he isn’t gone from AMC. I think the character and the actor are fantastic. They have so many newbies and storylines we really don’t care about but Dr David always make any scene he is in interesting. They don’t seem to value their talented vets over there so anything is possible. However, it would just be one more reason to stop watching, which I do frequently.

Ryan
Ryan

David is the best soap star period

kathy barrow
kathy barrow

after just reading this, it gives me hope. as a 40 year fan of all my children, lets just say i feel like a true lifelong friend to many of pine valley. i have watched this show since i was 12! i grew up with these characters! before there were vcr’s or dvr’s, i would work nights just to not miss MY show! i have always been a huge dr. david fan! there is no one in that town with more talent, depth, comedy and deliciousness. sure he is slightly evil and unpredictable, but that is what i would so look forward to seeing. i hope and pray that they can negotiate a deal to keep him! i cant imagine pine valley without him AGAIN….so many blah boring righteous better than thou characters judging him. i am over it. if vincent irizarry walks away from pine valley. i will still tune in, but it will never be the same! dont know whats up with the writers there anymore, but you are boring the %^$& out of us lately!!! if dr. hayward goes, who are we to wait on the edge of our seats to see, scott? jr? lol! you have lost adam, brooke, palmer, jamie, babe, zack, and dixie once again. good or bad, we, your audience, need someone we can root for. i see very few left on the list for me anyway! PLEASE KEEP DAVID ALIVE, AND SEND RYAN TO JAIL! btw, i dont care much for greenlee, so her pain goes unfelt for me. she is just getting back what she always gave. these pompous asses of pine valley have me shaking my head and wondering, will i finally just turn the show off for good?

Saskia
Saskia

It would not surprise me. I love VI. I have followed him from soap to soap, starting when he was Lujack at GL. As a lifetime watcher of GL, I also saw what David Kreizman did to that show. I was shocked, appalled, and sad when I saw AMC had picked him up as a writer. It worries me. He destroys core characters, and has no concept of what is best and good about the soap genre – characters and their relationships. He’s a nightmare, and I hope his presence does not mean the end of VI’s presence.

Diane W
Diane W

OMG…i had no clue David (Vincent) was leaving AMC…what the heck are these writers thinking? The show is so boring lately and hes the only one that spices it up with his anitcs. I’m glad hes not a real person cause he sure is full of anger and hate..but …Vincent…you make this evil man the guy that he is lol…I’m sure nothing like your real life..or at least i hope not…lol…but you are very believable..unlike many of the idiots running around Pine Valley…I have watched the show since day 1 and have seen many good actors leave and go to other shows and be very successful…You would be scooped up in a new york second and never out of work..Honestly if i were you, i’d tell AMC to KMA and move on to bigger and better things…Maybe CSI or night time TV…hey isnt it time for Erica to retire lol…i am so over her..and others i’m over are ryan, greenlee (she comes and goes like the wind), marissa, but i do especially love Calib…and i sure hope he doesnt get hooked up with Erica…but..this is about you Vincent…you are such an asset to the show and they have no clue what they will lose if they dont renew your contract…but if they dont as i said i’ll look forward to seeing you on Prime Time TV where you truly belong……….best wishes

chelsea
chelsea

I HATE HATE HATE DAVID….but, he still has to make Greenlee and Ryan pay and get Liza to prosecute both of them. Then he’ll return and destroy more lives. He’s David…they can’t truly kill him…I don’t even like him and it doesn’t make sense to me!

Shadow
Shadow

I don’t know about David, but Vincent should never ever wear that sweater again.

Denise
Denise

Vincent is an integral part of the landscape. Without him there is not much of a show!

Brenda
Brenda

David is an evil man. Pine valley needs this villain, they don’t have anyone truly evil. And I watch AMC solely to see David get his comeuppence. His death would be a disappointment to the loyal fans that enjoy Vincent’s exceptional performance. Let’s hope there is a bizarre twist where it’s a secret twin that gets killed. Or maybe Greenlee steals his body and hires some Dr. Frankenstein to bring David back to life.

mary
mary

surely not!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Dee
Dee

First you take Zach away and now David. I feel like not even watching it anymore. I am very disappointed.

cynthia
cynthia

I think David has somehow given himself a drug that makes a person appear to be dead. Meanwhile, he has an accomplice who will make sure he isn’t really buried. Then his “death” can be pinned on Ryan, whom David wants to get out the way anyway.
I hope something like this scenario happens, since David is one of the best characters on the show.

Jaclyn
Jaclyn

I think you’re right, maybe not spot on, but I definitely don’t think he’s dead. David’s way to crafty to just collapse! It would take an army to take him down!!

Patty
Patty

Exactly, and who dies from a punch in the face?

Michele
Michele

Just saw the last episode where David dies, and we were devestated. Are you all kidding me? He is the WHOLE show. You definitely need to bring him back, or I definitely see you losing a huge fan base.

cynthia
cynthia

I agree. There are so few substantial characters left on AMC these days. It seems like they’re just catering to a younger demographic by filling the show up with characters ages 18 to 35.

Rosalie
Rosalie

I truly believe it is a great mistake to kill off one of the best and most interesting characters on AMC. I was sad when Vincent left the show before but the character of David Hayward was still alive and there was always some hope he would return. Vincent Irizarry is one of the best actors on AMC. I always look forward to his scenes. Please reconsider your decision.

Celia
Celia

After losing David Canary (Adam) only Vincent could take over the role of villain so perfectly in his place. PLEASE bring him back. The show will go downhill without such a diversfied and professial actor.

susan perkins
susan perkins

vince is all my children, especially w/ the departure of the almighty david canary!

Lucy
Lucy

Knowing David, he took a drug to make him look dead. He will arise again. He is to evil to die.

Sami
Sami

David is alive and Madison helped him stage his death.

cynthia
cynthia

Yes, I just thought the same thing, when I saw that vial of digitalis in Ryan’s pocket. The only one who could have put it there was Madison.

Sami
Sami

I’m a 25 year veteran of the show. I think that David is alive. I cried when Zach’s son and Annie’s brother died. Both resurfaced on other soaps.

semaj
semaj

david is the only villian on the show which make him incredible in every scene i will miss him i wish they would have gave him a real love interest

Trish
Trish

I hope All My Children isn’t stupid enough to kill off one of their best ever characters. Vincent plays the part of David so well, he is a true talent and so much fun to watch. You never know what he is going to do next. It was sad enough to see David Canary retire so Pine Valley needs a bad guy. JR tries to be the bad guy and nothing against Jacob Young, but he just isn’t the caliber of an actor as Vincent is.

deena
deena

amc has had major ratings issues and can not afford to let vincent/david go. He is so
wonderful to watch and keeps the stories exciting. If people hate david thats a good thing! Means vincent is doing his job well! I miss his interactions with tad. I also like
becky budigs chemistry with vincent. Ryan and greenlee would be more interesting if she truly has feelings for david as well. Be smart amc, you finally have fans talking and
an opportunity to have david resurface after the fake “death”. This story could be so much more interesting if david were still alive than the usual who done it which has been
overplayed by every single soap!! We all love vincent and want the writers to do this actor and his fans proud!!!!!!!!!!!

Lynda S.
Lynda S.

Wow! Who could play the villain better??? David Hayward is the guy you just LOVE to HATE! But he does have some redeeming traits – I just can’t believe he is off the show! Please, please, please bring him back!

andrea proscia
andrea proscia

Iam and still in shock that Vincent’s character is off, I really hope he is not,I am a huge and devoted fan of his,and yes I truley hope he comes back,AMC will not be the same without him.

andrea proscia
andrea proscia

Plus I wont watch if he is really gone.!!!!!!!!!!

Lisa
Lisa

I’ve been a fan of AMC since 1974. I will stop watching this show if David is truly killed off. I’m through.

blanca
blanca

Hey, I’ve been watching since 74 also, don’t quit it’s a great show. They will make it interesting again. Maybe they will bring David back

Keith
Keith

I hope they keep Dr. Dave on the show also, as the storyline possibilities are numerous if he comes back. But if he leaves, the best of luck to Vincent. However, I’ll still continue to watch. Asher is a pretty good possibility for a new villian (he’s actually kind of creepy), as is Caleb Cooney (why is he always so secretive – I mean, what does he have to hide ?).

blanca
blanca

I don’t think Caleb Cooney has anything to hide. He’s a great down to earth man although he has trust issues and you can’t blame him after all.

Keith
Keith

I think they could have the usual ‘who dunnit’ but then later have him resurface. The last couple of episodes I thought were ridulous with David coming back as a ‘ghost’, or Greenlee’s conscience. The “ghost stories” have also been done to death. No, I don’t believe David’s death with kill AMC either. I mean, other major characters have left and the soap itself survived amongst protests from fans. And I hope David doesn’t come back only to pretend to be a ghost to drive the others crazy, as that’s been done before also (like when Janet from another planet had the deceased Will Cortland’s double ‘haunt’ Dixie to drive her crazy). I think he should come up with something more devious than that. But seriously, if David does come back he should really consider taking a self defense class because the guy doesn’t know how to fight, and everytime someone goes into battle with him he gets his butt kicked.

blanca
blanca

David’s death on AMC made no sense. I think the producers, directors etc. need to relook at this and figure out how to correct their script. Everything was going well, David was black-mailing Greenlee and it was just getting good then all of a sudden David’s gone? It didn’t make any sense but I’m not a producer, director etc. so I guess they know what they are doing. In addition, no one really knows what he died of? Two guys fist fighting doesn’t usually end up in death unless one person is hit upside the head but when David stumbled to the floor he was holding his stomach. I thought he had been shot or stabbed but neither happened so it’s really not realistic. I’ve been watching AMC since 1974 so I’ve kept up with this soap for a while, David is a grreat actor! He deserved his award last year and he should have received one again this year. I think the directors, need to figure out a way to bring him back. Maybe they can include something like: David faked his own death because too many people (especially Ryan) already knew what he was trying to do to Greenlee and therefore he knew he would end up in jail and without Greenlee, and he didn’t want to lose Greenlee to Ryan so he makes sure Ryan is arrested for his death. How did he fake his own death: David is an excellent doctor and probably knows some way to make himself look like he’s dead in addition he pays off the doctor who pretends to perform an autopsy. By the way the individual that left his input about David getting his butt kicked all the time well, I do believe David can probably fight, I just believe that they make his characted appear to be a wimp when it comes to fighting. It’s really kind of comical because everytime he gets into a fight he always get whooped. I love AMC and all of it’s characters. I have laughed, cried and felt sorrow especially when the Martin’s grandmother, Mona, Palmer, Phoebe, and Myrtle passed away. Awesome show!! wish I could meet the characters especially, David (Bring him back!) Adam (too bad he’s no longer on the show) , Erica (of course), Jackson, and Angie and Jesse.

Lee
Lee

I was very happy to see Vincent return to Pine Valley…now, he’s gone again…possibly forever! I say, “NO”……………….(to the head writers) …….don’t do this to us! I really like him with Greenlee……I see she is having remorse, second thots, etc??????? I like her with David better than with Ryan. I say, “KEEP HIM on All My Children!!!”

Natalia
Natalia

Even his scenes as a ghost are terrific. I don’t care who killed David, (other than the worst writers in daytime), dropping Vincent I. was such a letdown. I thought that there was great chemistry between VI and Rebecca B. (Greenlee), and was hoping the writing would steer the characters into a more geniune relationship. Then we could see VI and RB at their best, showing their characters vulnerablity. There seemed to be so much more the writers could have explored with David Haywards background, because he wasn’t always so devious. I have tried to watch the past weeks show, and am only enjoying the scenes VI is on with RB. The other storylines are leaving me disinterested at best. If there is not a plot twist soon, I don’t think I will invest any more time with AMC. Wherever Vincent I. winds up next, I will be watching. I read he will be guest starring on NCIS-LA. soon, can’t wait.

dlnosu
dlnosu

I hope that Vincent Irizarry/David isn’t gone from AMC permanently. – – He had a great character on the show and was such a key part of Pine Valley. If Jessie can return from the dead after 20 years, surely David will be back too!!

Patti Wolfe
Patti Wolfe

No way, David is not gone for good. He is a fantastic actor. He makes me want to strangle him myself.

SOAPIE IN NC
SOAPIE IN NC

I hope there is some way to bring d.h. back from the dead. the show could not be the same!

lainee
lainee

The character of David is basically the whole show, without him the soaps rating has beeb seriously downgraded. Vincent has an on screen presence which exudes quality of his craft in a unique persona.

lainee
lainee

The character of David is basically the whole show, without him the soaps rating has been seriously downgraded. Vincent has an on screen presence which exudes quality of his craft in a unique person

kathy Lauth Biedenkapp
kathy Lauth Biedenkapp

Im sure David is not dead. He is a major character of the show. If for some reason the writers chose to let him go and he is dead they should reconsider it will be a great loss for the show. Noone does it better than Vincent Irizzarry.

carolyn marshall
carolyn marshall

I love david even if he was a scoundrel,please don’t let him be dead

Donna
Donna

This is how my theory will be and how David Hayward’s death is a hoax. He must’ve pay Nick Pearson a lot of money to frame Greenlee and Ryan for murder that he planted the vial in Ryan’s jacket and Nick must’ve have the antidote to keep him alive. Maybe he will walk in the courtroom to shock everyone that is one big ploy.

gman
gman

David’s character is the only character that actually makes sense on this one sided soap opera. While ALL MY CHILDREN try to give Ryan all the good written story lines.., David really does some fine acting. Without David, Adam, and Zach, the show really sucks. All MY CHILDREN can not continue to make Ryan look good on this show. It makes the show really boring.

Please hire the writers they have ten years ago.

If you get rid of real actors it really hurts a once great show.

alexa27
alexa27

It’s about time they brought David back.. the show was truly suffering. I was getting so sick of the BS they were putting on. I completely stopped watching it. Now with Zach gone, which is a huge lost, David can spice the show up again. The sorry excuse for writers must have come to their senses. The next move is to kill Ryan off, and for good. Cameron is a lousy actor and his character is over-rated. He pisses me off.

Val
Val

This is the man I love to hate. Life just wouldn’t be the same without his lying, cheating, sneaky, devious character to spice up my day. If All My Children doesn’t fight for him, I’m afraid they’ll have lost a major player!

LINDA MARTINEZ
LINDA MARTINEZ

YOU PEOPLE HAVE GOT TO BE CRAZY-DAVID IS GONE LET IT GO ALREADY AND WHILE YOU ARE AT IT GET RID OF ANNIE AND MADISON TOO.

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Two of the most revered performances ever in the world of daytime drama will be seen tomorrow night on an all-new episode of NBC’s drama series, The Blacklist. (10/9c).

In “The Pawnbrokers”, Daytime Emmy winners, Larry Bryggman (Ex-John Dixon, As the World Turns) and Dorothy Lyman (Ex-Opal Gardner, All My Children) will be seen as a criminal duo!

Bryggman and Lyman play a couple that fronts cash to criminals on the black market. In story, series star, James Spader’s Red acclimates himself to his new digs in federal prison, where he is challenged by an old rival.  Samar (Mozhan Marnò) goes undercover to stop a black market organization that fronts cash to criminals. (Enter Larry and Dorothy!)  And, Liz (Megan Boone) and Jennifer (guest star Fiona Dourif) continue their investigation into Red’s past.

Check out the promo for tomorrow night’s episode below.   Then let us know if you will be checking out Larry and Dorothy and if all of this brings back memories of their amazing performances in Oakdale and in Pine Valley in the comment section below.

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David Canary’s Daughter Raises Question If Repeated Head Traumas From His Football Past Contributed To AMC Star’s Condition Before His Death

Chronic Traumatic Encephalopathy (CTE) is a progressive degenerative brain disease that is now widely known to be the outcome of repeated head traumas, concussions and more for many NFL athletes, Pro Wrestlers, hockey players and more   It has caused mental illness, severe behavioral changes and more in younger athletes to even old-timers, many who suffer unaware what is happening to them. Some athletes who have committed suicide have been later to have been diagnosed with CTE when their brains were donated to research.

Kate Canary, the daughter of All My Children’s beloved and late, David Canary (Adam/Stuart Chandler), is a contributing writer to the New York Daily News, and she wrote a heartfelt, and thought-provoking article, on just what happened to this icon, who died in 2015 at the age of 77  with his formal diagnosis being Alzheimer’s disease.

However, David’s earlier football past as a high school and college football player could very well been the reason why he suffered so many years before, and as Kate related here in these excerpts: “But this diagnosis came after years of suffering with Dad’s cognitive decline, and arguably decades of signs. Without exposing the most excruciating details of a disease that could extinguish the most vibrant of men, I can confess that his case was anything but typical.  We lost him in fits and starts, over and over, for roughly seven years leading up to his final breath. Begrudgingly, we learned to lie to him — ‘entering his world,’ as my brother Chris so delicately deemed it — to skirt the contradictory truths that would trigger his outbursts, which left physical scars on objects, on himself, and on others. We knew many families who had faced Alzheimer’s, yet we were the only ones uttering the comparison ‘Jekyll and Hyde.  Those closest to Dad witnessed firsthand the erratic, delusional and at times explosive episodes that characterized his particular case, which we tried attributing to an overactive imagination in a broken brain. But as more information emerges about CTE and the nature of its symptoms — the violent mood swings, the lapses in judgment, the hours-long hallucinations, the paranoid delusions — we are left with more questions than answers, more regret than relief.”

Kate goes on to state the facts that David Canary suffered at least four major concussions as a lineman in his high school and college football playing days between the ages of 16 and 22, (she also relates that those are the ones he remembered).  She also notes the multi-Daytime Emmy winning star has experienced cognitive difficulties decades before his Alzheimer’s diagnosis, and that there was no genetic lineage that the family knew of that would you would often find with Alzheimer’s patients.  She also noted that David’s volatility was unusual for a patient suffering from this disease, which leads us all back to CTE.

In the end a loving daughter asks the questions, “Did football kill my father?”  Kate was on the verge of looking into a way to donate David’s brain to science, but sadly he passed away eight weeks later in November of 2015.

The upshot is that when mothers and fathers allow their kids to play football or other-related sports at an early age were concussions are a possibly or involved, think again, you could be changing the course of their lives forever.

So, what did you think of what Kate shared about David Canary’s mental health and condition?  It would seem CTE could have been the root cause of what befell this giant of a man in the daytime soap world. Share your thoughts via the comment section below.

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Well, in news this week, Delaney has signed on to reprise the character in the revival of the series in development over at ABC.  This is the role that Kin won a Primetime Emmy for her work back in 1997 for Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Drama Series.

According to TV Line, what we do know about the pilot; it will center on the son of Detective Sipowicz, who is working in the 15th squad and trying to earn his detective shield while investigating the murder of his father. However Emmy winner, Dennis Franz, who played the Sipowicz, will not be joining on to the reboot.

The pilot will be helmed by notable executive producers: Matt Olmstead (Chicago Fire), Nick Wootton (Scorpion), and Jesse Bochco (Murder in the First), who is the son of the late NYPD Blue co-creator, Steven Bochco.

Jesse Bochco, will direct the pilot, which is being considered for a potential fall season 2019 launch or possible next year midseason. NYPD Blue aired originally for a 12-year-run from 1993 to 2005 on ABC.

On her instagram account, Delaney wrote: “Diane Russell is back! So excited! Let’s go!”

What do you think about a ‘NYPD’ revival?  Glad to know Kim is reprising her role as Diane? Share your thoughts via the comment section below.

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