If you haven't watched the November 28 episode of General Hospital, you may want to stop reading because there's a pretty big spoiler in the next sentence.
It's been rumored for weeks, but Wednesday's installment of General Hospital confirmed the sad news: Kiki Jerome has taken her final breath. Kiki's demise also brings about the end of Hayley Erin's three-year run on the ABC soap.
"Much love to my @GeneralHospital family, I'll miss you guys," Erin said in a post on Twitter. "Thank you for this wonderful, wild ride in daytime. I'll always be grateful to the fans who embraced Kiki through the years, my life wouldn’t be nearly this beautiful without your constant love and support."
RIP Keeks. Much love to my @GeneralHospital family, I’ll miss you guys. Thank you for this wonderful, wild ride in daytime. I’ll always be grateful to the fans who embraced Kiki through the years, my life wouldn’t be nearly this beautiful without your constant love and support XO pic.twitter.com/Cca1U1tehv— Hayley Erin (@HayleyErin) November 28, 2018
Erin's on-screen mom, Maura West (Ava Jerome), was one of the first to take to social media to bid bon voyage to the actress. "[Y]ou will always be my family...always my 'daughter,'" she shared, adding "You make me so very proud."
Whispers that Erin would be exiting General Hospital started way back in April when the actress landed a role in a Pretty Little Liars spinoff pilot called The Perfectionists. As fan speculation took over social media, Erin was forced to address the rumors.
"I suppose I'll address this now... I have no plans to leave and hopefully it will all work out," she shared at the time.
The Perfectionists stars Sydney Park, Eli Brown, Sasha Pieterse, Janel Parrish, Sofia Carson, Kelly Rutherford, and Erin. At this time, the only thing known about Erin's as-yet-unnamed character is that she's "mysterious."
Brytni Sarpy (Valerie Spencer) also took to Instagram to wish Erin well. "It's been a pleasure watching you grow over the years and being able to work with you on one of your very last scenes," Sarpy wrote. "[Y]ou're a gem!"
Hayley Erin joined the cast of GH in 2015 after original Kiki, Kristen Alderson, vacated the role. Prior to joining GH, Erin appeared as Abby Carlton for a couple of years on The Young and the Restless.
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