Lexie is dying, they tell us, thanks to an incurable brain tumor caused by some gas she was exposed to underground.
We’ll let Twitter user @iamglory tell the story:
“Like 5 years ago, Tek saw EJ shot John. Lexie was doing Tek and didn’t want anyone to know. She said she saw it. he and Tek went on the run, Andre knocked them off the road and stuck her in the tunnels.”
Our look back at DOOL actors who have appeared as multiple characters is coming up soon!
We here at salemonSalem.com applaud anyone who can retire early and control their own destiny, so good for Renee Jones on her impending retirement after playing Lexie DiMera Carver for two decades.
Lexie may not have stolen the show in recent years, but she’s been part of some crucial stories over her run, spanning from 1987 to today, with a break in the early 90s. Her shady family background only exacerbated the internal battle between her angels and demons – an ambiguity that came to define her character. You probably already know she was the longest-running black female character on television – no small feat. TV Guide says Jones’ departure is the end of the line for Lexie, but who knows?
This week’s Retro FriDAYS is a tribute to a vaguely psychic MD who used to be a cop and, before she died dies, was Salem’s First Lady. What else could an illegitimate child of Stefano DiMera ask for?
There was her off-and-really off relationship with Sami…
(skip to 5:27 for violence)
File this under Awkward Man on Woman Violence at 5:40
Her troubled relationship with her mother, Celeste
And her marriage to Abe
You can’t talk about Lexie without talking about affairs. As her Wikipedia article noted, “Sami has blackmailed Lexie on a number of occasions due to Lexie’s repeated adultery.”
Here’s a couple:
Tek & Lex
Lexie and Brandon go clubbin’ with Nicole
Then Brandon gives Lexie a clubbin’ IfYaKnowWhatIMean
And finally, a video here just for its innate awesomeness. Lexie meets Marlo in this epic look back. NerdChloe! Victor! Bope! Stefano! Belle! Marlena! Alice! Shawn!
SPOILER ALERT: As reported in an interview with TV guide, Renee Jones aka Lexie Carver is leaving Days of Our Lives. She wants to quit acting (at least for a while) and relax. Who can blame her?
So it seems Lexie’s headaches will be serious…. like really serious. I was looking forward to see how Lexie’s character would be handled with the return of Celeste, but I am happy for Renee Jones. Lexie is the longest running African American character on television!
Congratulations to Renee and thank you for all these years of entertainment!
Lexie's headaches are a sign of more dire things to come for the character.