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Kristian Alfonso leaving 'Days of Our Lives' after 37 years

Kristian Alfonso's last episode on "Days of Our

Kristian Alfonso's last episode on "Days of Our Lives" will air in October. Credit: NBC / Chris Haston

The sands of the hourglass are about to run out for Kristian Alfonso after 37 years.

The venerable NBC daytime soap opera "Days of Our Lives" is set to resume production on Sept. 1, but Alfonso, who joined the series in 1983, has announced that she will not be returning.

“I feel blessed and honored to have been invited into people’s homes for over three decades. However, it is now time for me to write my next chapter,” Alfonso, 56, said in a statement to, which first reported the news.

"Days" shut down production in March due to the coronavirus pandemic, but had already shot enough original episodes — which will include Alfonso's last show — to run through October.

The actress thanked NBC and the late Days co-creator Betty Corday, “who took a chance on me many years ago and changed my life,” her castmates, crew members, and the show’s “incredibly loyal fans.”

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