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Kyler Pettis Says Good-Bye To DAYS

2017 Daytime Emmy Awards Nominee Reception
Kyler Pettis 2017 Daytime Emmy Awards Nominee Reception at The Hollywood Museum in Hollywood, California on April 26, 2017 4/26/17 © Jill Johnson/ 310-657-9661 Credit: JPI

In a lengthy post on Twitter, Kyler Pettis, whose final scenes as Theo aired today, reflected on his experience in Salem. “I am so filled with emotion after watching the final scenes I was able to play as Theo Carver,” he wrote. “I want to take this time to thank everyone at Days for opening up the door to some amazing, embarrassing, and hard work that I was able to experience being on set with some of the hardest working actors in the business. I want to thank all the fans that have shown me love, especially the acknowledgement if the honest portrayal I worked hard on as a young adult on the autistic spectrum. I was honored to represent you and your approval of me means more than you know.” For the rest of the post, check out @KylerPettis on Twitter. His co-star Billy Flynn (Chad) responded to the tweet with, “Love you boo.” Sal Stowers (Lani) spoke exclusively to Digest about Pettis’s exit, noting, “Lani and Theo built a very close bond and in real life, I adore Kyler so much. We started at the same time and I watched him kind of grow up a little bit. He was just always so pleasant to work with. We look like a real brother and sister, which is crazy, and we got along so well, which made it really easy to work with him. I remember our first episode together. Even though we both didn’t know what we were doing because we were still so new on the show, it was just a really sweet, innocent scene, two characters finding their love for each other because they just found out they’re brother and sister. So we kind of grew together on the show and off the show.” Filming his final scenes, she reports, was “devastating. I couldn’t even look at him without crying. It broke my heart; I didn’t want him to go. I wanted him still here, so it was hard both for Lani and myself to deal with that.”