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.