Quote geenzi: I really hope BB left on his own because he is an amazing actor and this is a loss for DOOL. He actually made me like the character of Nick ,he calls everyone out on their true colors. I hope he returns from the dead again. If not I hope to see him on TV, best wishes to this amazing actor!!!!
I believe it was his decision to leave. Maybe when Camila announced she was leaving that was when he decided (my speculation) and so the writers decided on this exit storyline. As far as I am concerned, this is the best way for them to have the characters depart. This storyline is SO MUCH BETTER than the lame Liam/Jennifer stalker storyline. That was so stupid and felt rushed. This storyline has been months in the making and they set it up so well. I am sad to see Blake Berris go, but am ready to say goodbye to the character of Nick Fallon. Of course, no one ever really dies in Salem. He may look like he dies, but they could always do a "twist" and make it be his evil twin that dies, and the real Nick Fallon is somewhere else just biding his time before making his reappearance. But I believe Blake has other projects he wants to do (films, etc) but you never know what the future holds. He could come back for a 3 month story arc in a year or two (just in time for the 50th anniversary of the show in 2015).