John Aniston, Star of 'Days of Our Lives', Dead at 89

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

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

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The actor's daughter posted a tribute to him on Instagram on Monday morning, announcing that he passed away on Veterans Day Friday. John Aniston served in the US Navy.

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"Sweet Papa... John Anthony Aniston," wrote Jennifer Aniston. "You were one of the most beautiful human beings I ever knew.

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I am so grateful that you flew to heaven peacefully - and without pain. And on 11/11 no less! You always had perfect timing. That number will forever mean even more to me now.⁣”

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John Aniston's acting credits include "Search for Tomorrow," "The West Wing" and "Gilmore Girls."

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He was best known for his long-running role on "Days of Our Lives" as family patriarch Victor Kiriakis, a former drug lord who went on to found the powerful Titan Industries.

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In 2017, his work on "Days of Our Lives" earned him an Emmy nomination for Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Drama Series

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Earlier this year, she was presented with the Lifetime Achievement Emmy, with Jennifer Aniston honoring her via video.

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"Not only is this an opportunity to pay tribute to a true icon in the world of daytime television, but it is also an opportunity to recognize the lifetime achievements of a great and respected actor who is also my father."

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