The inquiry, of course, comes from devout fans of Chandler Massey, who portrayed Sami and Lucas' son from 2010 to January 2, 2014. During that stretch, he won two Daytime Emmy awards: Younger Actor in a Drama Series in 2012 and 2013.
Massey announced he would be leaving the soap when his contract expired in December 2013 in the press room, following his second Emmy win. At the time, he noted that he wanted to pursue other opportunities. However, the powers-that-be at Days decided to let him out of his contract early in the interest of moving forward with the character.
On Friday, August 23, 2013, Massey taped his final scenes as Will Horton. Afterward, he admitted that leaving was "bittersweet" and thanked everyone at Days for "four amazing years," noting that it had been a "privilege and honor to work there.'
Guy Wilson took over the role of Will on January 8, 2014.