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Actor John Aniston, father of actress Jennifer Aniston, has died. He was 89.
“Sweet papa… John Anthony Aniston,” Jennifer wrote on social media. “You were one of the most beautiful humans I ever knew.”
John Aniston, father of actress Jennifer Aniston, and the charming actor who for more than three decades portrayed the ruthless Victor Kiriakis on the NBC soap opera 'Days of Our Lives,' has died at the age of 89 https://t.co/H0kiC9JR4H pic.twitter.com/J23X4ZY8Sy
— The Hollywood Reporter (@THR) November 14, 2022
“I am so grateful that you went soaring into the heavens in peace – and without pain. And on 11/11 no less!” she continued.
“You always had perfect timing,” she said. “That number will forever hold an even greater meaning for me now. I’ll love you till the end of time.”
— Laura (@laurahr44) November 14, 2022
“Don’t forget to visit,” she added.
“Days of Our Lives” star Alison Sweeney said, “I have so many wonderful memories of working with John over the years. He was such a talented actor and a true professional.”
“I’ll always remember his fabulously dry sense of humor. John would entertain everyone telling jokes during rehearsals, with nearby cast and crew drawn in because he always delivered a perfect, sharp, and hilarious punch line,” she continued.
“He will be missed every day.”
— CBS News (@CBSNews) November 14, 2022
— People (@people) November 14, 2022
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John was known for his roles in “Days of Our Lives,” “The West Wing” and “Journeyman.”
John was recently honored with the Daytime Emmys Lifetime Achievement Award. Jennifer accepted the award on his behalf.
“This is truly a special moment for me,” she said while appearing virtually for the ceremony in June. “It’s an opportunity to not only pay tribute to a true icon in the daytime television world, but it’s also a chance to recognize the lifelong achievements of a great and well-respected actor, who also happens to be my dad.”
“For over 30 years, his dedication to that show has gained him respect and admiration of his fellow actors, deep friendships and thrilled millions of fans around the world,” she added. “His career is literally the definition of lifetime achievement.”