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    It's lights out for Day's Steve Blackwood (Bart)

    Monday, July 23 2007

    As seen with Thaao Penghlis (Andre/Tony)
    Days of Our Lives very own Steve Blackwood was involved in a four-car accident on Vine Street in Hollywood, California recently and thankfully, he walked away without serious injury. His character, sweet blundering henchman "Bart Beiderbecke", didn't fare so well.

    The scene has been shot and unless Bart has 9 lives, he'll be heading out of Salem in a dramatic fashion, Friday August 3 2007! Spoiler alert: He'll be killed off in a sword fight of all things!

    Steve has been playing bumbling 'Bart' for 10 years. He says that he and his wife were both teary eyed to read his last script, and when it came time to wrap up his last episode, "There wasn’t a dry eye on the set,” Blackwood says and then adds, “We as actors have an attachment to the characters ... When you’re killed, part of us dies, too.”

    Detained by 'Bo' (Peter Reckell) in one scene.
    For weeks now I've been sitting on this unfortunate news, hoping to be proven wrong. Hopefully, in the true spirit of the show, Bart Beiderbecke will either have nine lives, or come back as a ghost, haunting the DiMera mansion! wishes Steve Blackwood all the best, and wishes him much luck in the future. For more about Steve, check out his website at Steve Blackwood

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    Posted by trouble72 at Monday, July 23 2007 06:22 PM

    That really SUCKS! I love Bart and will miss him. I can think of other characters I would rather see go then Bart.

    Posted by moma at Tuesday, July 24 2007 04:47 AM

    DiMera clan without Bart is just WRONG!!!!!!
    Years and years they have always had "henchmen" but Bart has got to stay!!!
    Phoenis rising without Bart is like let's blow out the phoenix fire!!!!

    Posted by db2010 at Tuesday, July 24 2007 01:57 PM

    thank god that is going to be gone cause all they want to do is hurt the bradys

    Posted by i love soaps at Thursday, July 26 2007 04:33 PM

    Sorry to see you go Steve. I wish you good luck.
    Your part as Bart has always given me a good laugh.
    Your the one and only Bart. I think DAYS is making a BIG
    mistake it really sucks.

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