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‘Days of Our Lives’ Honors John Aniston in His Final Episode



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A bittersweet goodbye. The annual vacation episode of Days of Our Lives honored the late John Aniston along with his remaining look on the cleaning soap opera.

The Monday, December 26, episode started with Aniston’s character, Victor Kiriakis, questioning why Leo Stark (portrayed by Greg Rikaart) was in his dwelling and demanding him to depart. After the alternate, the characters reached an settlement and the present goes again in time to focus on Victor’s legacy.

In a flashback sequence, viewers acquired to see replays of a few of Victor’s most iconic storylines and the way he grew throughout the sequence. The episode ended with his character sailing off into the sunset.

The Greece native, whose death at age 89 was introduced by daughter Jennifer Aniston in November, joined Days in 1970. After an preliminary run as Eric Richards, he left the present in the identical yr to pursue different initiatives. When returning to the long-running sequence 15 years later, John started his tenure as Victor. He continued to star on the present on and off for 36 years. In 2017, the actor earned a Daytime Emmy Award nomination for his work.

The enduring sequence concluded its NBC run in September — after 52 years on the community — and jumped over to the streaming service Peacock for all new episodes. In June, the Seek for Tomorrow star was honored with the 2022 Daytime Emmy Lifetime Achievement Award, which was offered to him by Jennifer.

“That is really a particular second for me. It’s a chance to not solely pay tribute to a real icon within the daytime tv world, nevertheless it’s additionally an opportunity to acknowledge the lifelong achievements of a fantastic and well-respected actor, who additionally occurs to be my dad,” the Friends alum, 53, stated throughout the ceremony. “For over 30 years, his dedication to that present has gained him respect and admiration of his fellow actors, deep friendships, and thrilled hundreds of thousands of followers all over the world. His profession is actually the definition of lifetime achievement.”

The Morning Show actress introduced the news of her father’s passing in November.

‘Days of Our Lives’ Honors John Aniston in His Final Episode

Jennifer Aniston along with her father, John Aniston, in 2012. The latter was honored with a star on the Hollywood Stroll of Fame.
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“Candy papa…⁣ John Anthony Aniston. You had been one of the crucial lovely people I ever knew,” the Horrible Bosses actress wrote through Instagram on the time, alongside a number of candy childhood pictures. “I’m so grateful that you just went hovering into the heavens in peace – and with out ache. … I’ll love you until the tip of time?⁣.”

Along with Jennifer, John is survived by spouse Sherry Rooney and their 33-year-old son, Alexander. After marrying Rooney, 76, in June 1984, the West Wing alum additionally turned a stepfather to her son from a earlier marriage, John Melick.