During Monday’s GH Live, fans of the ABC soap opera learned that not only was as expected this the final day of Jeffrey Vincent Parise’s character of Carlos Rivera, but they also learned that this was also the final episode of Sean Blakemore’s (Shawn Butler)!
It all came about during the GH Live behind-the-scenes Periscope app feed, which GH was using to bring fans up close and personal to the set of during the live shows and to get a glimpse of what was happening during commercial breaks and more! it was then that GH executive producer Frank Valentini revealed that this was to be Blakemore’s final day on the set. In fact, both the exiting Parise and Blakemore were presented with a cake and thanked for their talents and contributions to the soap opera.
Blakemore took to Twitter Monday night and expressed to his fans and followers: “Thank you all from my heart 4 all ur immeasurable spprt/luv during my time on GH! It was a great ride! Ur support is overwhelming. . such beautiful people u all are…much love 4 each and everyone of you.”
Sean’s on-screen love interest Vinessa Antoine (Jordan) tweeted her sentiments too! She related: “Full of sad emotions today. Saying goodbye to my tv boo, such a pleasure to work with.
#Shordan #Forever #blackcouple #GH Everything came to a head. The lying. The love. @SBlakemoreActor last day and all live! It was a lot. I will miss u.”
While Monday was Blakemore’s final day on the set, since GH taped several episodes in advance of the live shows, viewers will see Shawn Butler on the canvas for a little while longer that will wrap up his story.
So, were you surprised to hear the news that Sean Blakemore is leaving GH? Sad to see him go? Share your thoughts below!