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John Aniston, star of Days of Our Lives and Jennifer Aniston’s father, passes away

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John Aniston

John Aniston, the Emmy-winning star of the daytime cleaning soap opera Days of Our Lives and father of Jennifer Aniston, has died at age 89.

The actor’s daughter posted a tribute to him Monday morning on Instagram, asserting that he had died Friday, Veteran’s Day. John Aniston served within the U.S. Navy.

“Sweet papa…⁣ John Anthony Aniston,” Jennifer Aniston wrote. “You were one of the most beautiful humans I ever knew. I am so grateful that you went soaring into the heavens in peace — and without pain. And on 11/11 no less! You always had perfect timing. That number will forever hold an even greater meaning for me now.⁣”

John Aniston was born Yannis Anastassakis in Crete, Greece, and emigrated together with his household to Pennsylvania when he was a toddler. His finest identified position was Victor Kiriakis in Days of Our Lives,  however his credit additionally included Search for Tomorrow, The West Wing and Gilmore Girls.