The Cast of Hamilton Bids Farewell to Daveed Diggs

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Excuse us, but Daveed Diggs's last Hamilton performance is going to send us headfirst, into the abyss with sadness. Diggs ended his Tony-winning tenure in the dual role of Marquis de Lafayette and Thomas Jefferson — which he originated — on Friday night. But the sun comes up and the world still spins despite his departure, which follows Lin-Manuel Miranda, Leslie Odom Jr., and Phillipa Soo leaving last week. Hamilton's formidable cast took to social media to send Diggs various fond farewells and well wishes. No one will ever work that purple-velvet suit as good as you, man. (As for Diggs himself, how did he celebrate? By taking 40 shots out of a Grammy.)