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What happened to Lexie on Days Of Our Lives and is Renée Jones back?

Mafalda Costa October 26, 2021
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Lexie showed up in Salem in 1987 and met Salem mayor Abe not long after. However, in April 2012, Renée Jones confirmed she was exiting the NBC show. Lexie didn’t come back to the soap opera until its latest episode, where Abe met up with his late wife in the afterlife. What happened to Lexie on Days Of Our Lives and is Renée Jones back?

Who is Lexie on Days Of Our Lives?

Lexie is the daughter of crime boss Stefano DiMera (Joseph Mascolo) and psychic Celeste Perrault (Tanya Boyd). Lexie didn’t learn they were her parents until she was an adult.

Lexie showed up in Salem in 1987 and met Salem mayor Abe not long after.

Despite her love for Abe, Lexie cheated on him with his son Brandon (Matt Cedeño) and nearly cheated with his brother Jonah (Thyme Lewis).

Although she wasn’t a villain, Lexie did have questionable ethics, which constantly tested her relationship with Abe.

She even kept quiet about a baby switch involving her adoptive son Issac and Zach, the biological son of Bo (Peter Reckell) and Hope (Kristian Alfonso).

In 2003, Lexie gave birth to Theo Carver (Cameron Johnson), her only son with Abe.

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According to Monsters & Critics, four actresses have played Lexi over the years.

Cyndi James Gossett originated the role, followed by Angelique Francis and Shellye Broughton. In 1993, Renée Jones took over the role, playing Lexie until 2012.

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What happened to Lexie on Days Of Our Lives?

In April 2012, Renée Jones confirmed she was exiting the NBC show.

Citing that her passion for acting just wasn’t there anymore, Jones insisted her exit was permanent.

The Days Of Our Lives writers decided on killing off her character. After feeling faint and weak, Lexie was diagnosed with brain tumours and given weeks to live.

Abe set up a picnic for his frail wife in their backyard. Lexie passed away peacefully in his arms after they shared a beautiful final moment together.

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Lexie didn’t come back to the soap opera until its latest episode, where Abe met up with his late wife in the afterlife.

The touching episode was to honour James’ 40th anniversary of playing Abe. Lexie returned to help save her husband in the special episode, but fans never saw her face, just her as a vision.

What are fans saying?

Following Days Of Our Lives’ latest episode, fans have taken to Twitter with their thoughts on Lexie’s “reappearance”.

Here’s what they’re saying:

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Mafalda Costa is a second year BA Journalism student originally from Portugal. Her main passions if life are music, arts and culture, while she's particularly knowledgable on cinema and anime.