Once Upon a Time’s Michael Raymond-James Speaks Out About Neal’s Death
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Once Upon a Time’s Michael Raymond-James Speaks Out About Neal’s Death

If you are still drying your tears over Neal’s (Michael Raymond-James) death on last night’s Once Upon a Time, you’re not alone. We weren’t his biggest fans, but when he bit the dust during Season 3, Episode 15 (“Quiet Minds”), things got pretty dramatic. What does Michael have to say about his departure from the show?

“#Oncers, mahalo for all the kind words. With so many rumors, I've decided to break radio silence to set the record straight on a few things,” Michael began. Here’s what Michael wants everyone to know:

“1) I did not ask to leave the show. Nor was I fired. Neal's death was nothing more than a bold storytelling choice. As an actor I always want to tell bold stories #OUAT.

2) I have never in my life, trashed, destroyed, or otherwise damaged any trailer whatsoever. That one is ridiculous, and I hate to have to even address it, but there it is. I have made lifelong friends from this show that work both in front of and behind the camera. For that I am forever grateful. I have nothing but love and the utmost respect for everyone that works on the show. From my cast mates and crew to the network on down #OUAT.

3) Despite some silly guesses by some, I was not in Vancouver recently to shoot a new pilot. That was absolutely false. When I decide what comes next I will let everyone know here. So stay tuned.”

Geez, sounds like Michael had a lot to get off his chest about his departure. We can just imagine the crazy rumors going around about him leaving the show. In the end, the actor wants all his fans to know one thing: “I will always be a #Oncer. Thank you so much for your passion. Stay tuned and #SpreadLove. Peace.”

We couldn’t have said it better ourselves.

What do you think about what Michael said about leaving the show? Hit the comments and let us know!

Once Upon a Time airs Sunday nights at 8 p.m. ET on ABC.

Carson Blackwelder is an Associate Editor at Wetpaint Entertainment. Follow him on Twitter and Google+!