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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
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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
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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
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jaye

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

Tracey
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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
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Ryan

David is the best soap star period

kathy barrow
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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… Read more »

Saskia
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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
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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… Read more »

chelsea
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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
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Shadow

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

Denise
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Denise

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

Brenda
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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
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mary

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

Dee
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Dee

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

cynthia
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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
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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
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Patty

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

Michele
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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
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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
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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
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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
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susan perkins

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

Lucy
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Lucy

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

Sami
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Sami

David is alive and Madison helped him stage his death.

cynthia
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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… Read more »

Lynda S.
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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
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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
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andrea proscia

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

Lisa
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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… Read more »

blanca
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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… Read more »

Lee
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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
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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,… Read more »

dlnosu
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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carolyn marshall

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

Donna
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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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Now granted, we know they will all be a part of next year’s 49th annual Daytime Emmy Awards in-memoriam segment, but still these actors were a part of this community and not only appeared on the soaps, but other shows as well.

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From primetime MIA action were: Michael Constantine (Ex-Room 222), Tanya Roberts (Ex-Charlie’s Angeles), Director, Richard Donner, writer Larry McMurty, and DMX, to name but a few.

However, the Television Academy did list all of its members who died on their website in the In-Memoriam section, because due to time constraints, they could not possibly showcase everyone.

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Michael Fairman TV will continue to update this post throughout the day as more remembrances are posted.

Here are what several of Nader’s former co-stars and colleagues shared below:

Susan Lucci (Ex-Erica, All My Children):”MICHAEL NADER—so handsome, so talented—so wonderful and beloved as All My Children’s DIMITRI MARICK—and a great love of “Erica Kane”. I am so lucky to have played opposite Michael—playing some of the most romantic scenes ever—dancing in palaces in Budapest, our gorgeous Greek Orthodox wedding, complete with crowns. Michael was a doll to work with and to know.  RIP, Michael💙💙💙🙏🙏🙏”

Joan Collins (Ex-Alexis, Dynasty): “Very sad to hear of the death of my onscreen husband and lover #michaelnader aka #dexdexter – I loved working with him and his character was a wonderful mixture of tough and tender. #alexis was crazy to keep on rejecting him! #rip #ripmichaelnader”

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Emma Samms (Ex-Fallon, Dynasty): “Incredibly sad news about Michael Nader. What a blessing it was to have had his participation and support for our Dynasty Reunion fundraiser back in March. Thinking of his wife Jodi and sending condolences to all of his many fans.”

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John James (Ex-Jeff, Dynasty): “I’m so sad to hear, that my dear friend Michael Nader passed away. We shared some great laughs together and I will miss miss you buddy. Sending prayers to the family.”

Finola Hughes (Ex-Alex, All My Children): “Oh #michaelnader sweet man. I worked with him so briefly, but he cared about his craft and his fellow actors. Sending much love and condolences to his family ❤️”

Eva LaRue (Ex-Maria, All My Children): “So heartbreaking to hear about the passing of Michael Nader! The sweetest man, with the best stories and the funniest out takes! Thank you for the endless belly laughs around that Wildwind dining table at #AMC ! You will be remembered with so much Love!😢♥️ All my prayers and sympathy to his family🙏🏼♥️ Rest peacefully sweet man♥️”

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Cady McClain (Ex-Dixie, All My Children): “Michael was always a joy to work with, and one of the funniest human beings I ever met. I feel so blessed to have crossed his path and been able to watch him work his magic. I know he felt the love and appreciation of his colleagues and I’m grateful our discussions were always deep or kind. #RIP #michaelnader Photo by @stevenbergman29 💕 (note his book and bookmark! Only Michael would carry it on the res carpet. 😂)”

Maxwell Caufield (Ex-Miles, Dynasty): “That #MichaelNader in the arena many seasons with both @Joancollinsdbe and #SusanLucci – quel hombre.”

Dondre T. Whitfield (Ex-Terrence, All My Children), who commented on Eva LaRue’s post: “Wow. Haven’t seen him in years. So sad to see the Brother. He was very mice to me during my “Pine Valley” time. RIP Nader.”

Vincent Irizarry (Ex-David, All My Children), who commented on Eva LaRue’s post: “OMG, my heart is breaking!!! Loved dear Michael, working opposite him in both “Pine Valley” and in Jackie Collins’ ‘Lucky Chances’. So so sad to hear of his passing. Yes @evalarue, the sweetest man, and ABSOLUTELY the funniest outtakes…”

Sean Kanan: (Ex-AJ, GH, Deacon, B&B) “I was so sorry to hear that Michael Nader passed away. He and I played father and son in Perry Mason: The Case of the Maligned Mobster. We spent some time together and he was a very authentic person. My sincerest condolences to his family. RIP Michael.”

Share your thoughts and remembrances of these wonderful co-stars with Michael throughout his years on Dynasty and All My Children via the comment section below.

 

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