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Veteran Actor John Aniston Dies At 89, Daughter Jennifer Announces

John Aniston, “Days of Our Lives” Legend and Jennifer Aniston’s Father, Dead at 89. The veteran actor’s daughter, Jennifer Aniston, confirmed his death on Monday November 14th.

Jennifer Aniston announces death of actor father John
Photo of Jennifer and her dad John Aniston

Aniston was best known for portraying Days’ Victor Kiriakis starting in 1985. On Monday, the Friends alum announced that her father passed on Nov. 11.

“Sweet papa…⁣ John Anthony Aniston,” she captioned a set of photos of the pair. “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 🕊️I’ll love you till the end of time💔⁣”

Jennifer concluded the post, “Don’t forget to visit 💫🤗❤️”

John was honoured in June with a Daytime Emmys Lifetime Achievement Award for his long-standing role on the soap opera. Though John did not attend the ceremony, Jennifer appeared virtually on the awards stage to celebrate to her her father’s illustrious career.

“This is truly a special moment for me,” Jennifer said. “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.”

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Early in Jennifer’s career even before her Friends fame. John shared what acting gifts make her invaluable to Hollywood. “Jennifer is a natural talent,” John told E! News in 1990. “There are certain things you can learn in this business, and there are certain things you can’t learn. The comic instinct that she has in unerring. That’s her greatest asset.”

John was born in 1934 in Crete, Greece. His acting credits also include TV series Search for Tomorrow, The West Wing, Gilmore Girls and Mad Men.

Along with Jennifer, John leaves behind son Alex Aniston and his mother, Sherry Rooney. John married Rooney in 1984. John’s first wife and Jennifer’s mom, Nancy Dow, died in 1980.

 

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