Before filming his final scene on Wednesday, Ian Somerhalder shared a set video on Facebook, and followed up with a touching Instagram message to the TVD squad.
"That's an official wrap on the Vampire Diaries," the 38-year-old actor wrote on Thursday. "From the 1st day to the last night... I was the last to leave our stages early this morning, not a single crew member, not a sound. To the fans, thank you for it all we would have never been on this journey without you. To all who made this show possible- we did it. 8 years, wow. Thank you all. Love, Ian."