Aly's shocking death on B&B still has the fans talking — and Ashlyn Pearce opens up about her on-air demise, and saying good-bye to her daytime home, in the new issue of Soap Opera Digest, on sale Friday. She got the news from Head Writer/Executive Producer Bradley P. Bell, who called her with word of the imminent twist. "Of course, my first thought was, ‘Oh, no. This is the death of my character and I’m really sad about that.’ " The actress was greatly moved by fan response to Aly's fate. "Aly resonated with a lot of viewers, but the magnitude of people who were sad about losing this character … it touched me," she says. "That’s when it hit me that, ‘Wow, this is really over.’ " Don't miss the rest of her poignant interview in the next issue.