When a character dies on a soap opera, it can turn into a pretty emotional time for fans watching at home, although it does depend on who and how. More often than not, soap fans (especially long-time fans) can see a death coming from a mile away, while other times the passing can come out of nowhere. Below are the top nine shocking soap opera deaths fans never saw coming.
9. Dr. Daniel Jonas – Days of Our Lives
Because of the Internet, many soap opera fans are privy to leaked information or spoilers on the web. Thanks to social media, this information is spread that much quicker as well. Many fans were aware that Shawn Christian was leaving Days of Our Lives (DOOL), but his character’s exit was completely shocking and came out of left field. Yes, his contract may have been up, but killing him off in such a clean-cut fashion pretty much sealed the deal that Jonas would never come back Days which many fans found devastating, since the character was so popular and had tremendous roots in Salem.