Star of Days of Our Lives John Aniston has passed away. He was 89.
The experienced actor, who also happened to be Jennifer Aniston’s dad, became famous for playing Days’ Victor Kiriakis in 1985. Her father passed away on November 11, the Friends alum revealed on Monday.
She posted several images of the pair with the phrase “Sweet papa… John Anthony Aniston.” “You were one of the most stunning people I’ve ever known. I am eternally appreciative that you went into the heavens painlessly and in peace. and no less on 11/11! The timing was always right with you. I’ll love you until the end of time which that number will always mean even more to me “
Don’t forget to visit, Jennifer advised in her post’s conclusion.
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Days of Our Lives created a touching memorial video to him that was posted in response to his loss.
Our hearts are devastated by the passing of our beloved family member John Aniston, the television show said in a statement on Twitter and Instagram. “John, we love you. Your legacy will remain.”
Co-creator of the series Ken Corday also provided PEOPLE with a statement.
“John Aniston, a beloved and renowned cast member and close friend passed away, the statement said. “It is with a heavy heart that we confirm the passing of one of our own – our beloved and legendary cast member and dear friend, John Aniston.
“It is incomprehensible to think he won’t be stepping foot on our set again, but it is comforting to all of us to know that he is at rest and no longer in suffering,” the statement said.
“It is incredibly appropriate that John earned the Emmy for Lifetime Achievement this past year since he was one of the best – kind, intelligent, funny, and incredibly gifted. Our thoughts go out to his family and to everyone who knew him.
“There is no doubt that all of us at Days will be mourning this huge and profound loss. John was an icon, but even more so, he was a pillar of strength and togetherness for the Days of Our Lives community. He, along with our “Victor Kiriakis,” will forever be in our hearts.
John’s final Days episode will run on December 26, Peacock told PEOPLE.
A Daytime Emmys Lifetime Achievement Award was recently given to John in recognition of his longtime performance on the soap opera. Jennifer virtually appeared on the awards stage to honor her father’s remarkable career, even though John was unable to make it to the June ceremony.
The 53-year-old Jennifer said, “This is certainly a great occasion for me. “It’s an opportunity to not only honor a true icon in the daytime television industry, but it’s also a chance to acknowledge the lifetime accomplishments of a wonderful and well-respected actor who also happens to be my dad,” the actress said.
She continued, “For more than 30 years, his commitment to that show has won him the respect and affection of his fellow actors, strong friendships, and delighted millions of fans around the world. “His career is the very definition of lifetime achievement,” she said.
John discussed Jennifer’s acting talents early in her career, long before she became famous, thanks to Friends. In 1990, John stated to E! News, “Jennifer is a natural gift.” “There are some things you can learn about this industry and some things you can’t. She has an incredibly accurate sense of humor. Her best quality is that.”
Greece’s Crete is where John was born in 1933. Additionally listed among his acting credits are the TV shows Search for Tomorrow, The West Wing, Gilmore Girls, and Mad Men.
The seasoned actor, who had previously served in the military, most recently made an appearance in a Days of Our Lives episode that aired on Friday.
John once shared his most proud professional accomplishment in public.
He responded in a conversation with the Television Academy Foundation, “I don’t know. Some play down the line somewhere.” “Perhaps Royal Hunt of the Sun. We performed it at Theatre East,.”
He continued, “It was wonderful the way the filmmaker planned it and did that. Yes, we were all quite pleased with that.
I’m sad I didn’t get The Mary Tyler Moore Show, John commented in reference to his only career regret.
John also leaves behind his son Alex Aniston in addition to Jennifer. Nancy Dow, Jennifer’s mother, and John’s first wife, passed away in 2016.
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