The current edition of Soap Opera Weekly and many other fine supermarket tabloids are speculating that Fort Wayne native and North Side High School graduate Drake Hogestyn is not having his contract renewed for playing the character John Black on Days of Our Lives.
On the other hand, the credibility of the item is rather slim. The appearance of Mr. Hogestyn's photo on the cover is probably more a testament to his continued daytime popularity.
Even so, it would probably be a good idea to avoid mentioning the possibility when you visit Cindy's Diner in downtown Fort Wayne.
The diner contains something of a shrine to the actor. Mr. Hogestyn has visited the diner on trips home to Fort Wayne visiting family and friends.