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Will Horton is a fictional character from the American soap opera Days of Our Lives, known for award-winning drama including a highly-praised coming out story, award-winning performances by actor Chandler Massey, and as one half of US daytime drama's first male gay wedding and marriage. The character first appeared on November 16, 1995, as a newborn child who is initially called Will Reed. His mother Sami Brady (Alison Sweeney) acts as if Austin Reed (Austin Peck) is the father so Austin might marry her, and when Sami later realizes that Will must actually be the son of Lucas Roberts (Bryan Dattilo), she tries to prevent others finding out. Two years later the truth comes out, and Will, who is renamed Will Roberts, has a "tumultuous upbringing" due to his parents' ever-changing love lives, and their machinations as they fight each other for custody. As a child, Will does everything he can to bring his parents together, so they can be a "real family"; whereas his grandma Kate Roberts (Lauren Koslow) schemes to keep his parents apart. In 2007, Lucas, now in love with Sami and angry at Kate's interference, changes his and Will's family name to Horton (from Lucas's father).
A succession of child actors portrayed Will, with Christopher Gerse taking on the role from 2003 to 2008, with the character and actor "growing up on screen". After a year hiatus, Will was reintroduced in 2009 with Dylan Patton as a sixteen-year-old, and then Massey (2010 to 2014, 2017–) took the character into adulthood. Massey's portrayal is noted for Will struggling with the discovery of his sexuality, and then coming out as gay, and beginning a same-sex relationship with Sonny Kiriakis (Freddie Smith). Massey's performance and the coming out storyline received high praise. Glamour Magazine said it "has never been done better – not on primetime, daytime, or in feature films", and "it's raw, it's touching, and most importantly it's honest"; and soap journalist Michael Fairman called Massey's performance "beyond sensational". Will and Sonny became the show's first same-sex supercouple (commonly referred to by the portmanteau "WilSon"), and in 2014 Guy Wilson took over the role of Will as Days broadcast the first male gay wedding in US daytime drama history.
The character was graphically murdered in the episode of October 9, 2015, with Will being shown strangled to death, lying dead in the morgue, and being buried and grieved by his family. Viewers reacted with "major" backlash, the decision was highly-criticized by professionals, and there was a feeling Days of Our Lives was pandering to anti-gay sentiment in its audience base. In January 2017 Days of Our Lives announced a new head-writer in Ron Carlivati; and in May 2017 Entertainment Weekly reported that Massey was reprising the role of Will. Carlivati indicated, via social media, that Will may not have died after all, and the ensuing storyline showed how Will survived. Massey's first new episode was broadcast on September 15, 2017.
Patton and Massey have both been nominated for Daytime Emmy Awards for their portrayal of Will; Patton in 2010, and Massey for the first time in 2011. Massey went on to win the Daytime Emmy Award for Outstanding Younger Actor in a Drama Series in 2012 – the first time the award had been won for a gay character – and Massey won again in 2013 and 2014, becoming the first actor ever to win three consecutive awards in the Younger Actor category. In 2018, Massey earned a nomination for the Daytime Emmy Award for Outstanding Supporting Actor.

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