Jennifer Aniston Confirms Her Dad, ‘Days of Our Lives’ Legend John Aniston, Has Died

Jennifer Aniston has reminded us that our lives are actually like sands by means of the hourglass.

The “Friends” alum confirmed Monday on Instagram that her father, “Days of Our Lives” star John Aniston, died on Friday at age 89.

“Sweet papa… John Anthony Aniston,” she captioned a slideshow of photographs of the daddy and daughter. “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💔”

She concluded her submit by saying:

“Don’t forget to visit 💫🤗❤️”

The “Days of Our Lives” official Twitter account additionally confirmed Aniston’s demise.

“Our hearts are broken over the loss of our beloved family member John Aniston,” the tweet learn. “We love you John. Your legend will live on.”

John Aniston started his illustrious profession on “Days of Our Lives” in 1970, enjoying Dr. Eric Richards. After a number of different roles on daytime dramas, he returned to the present in 1985 because the now-iconic Victor Kiriakis. An episode that includes Aniston, possible taped months in the past, aired the day he died, per IMDb.

John Aniston was born Yannis Anastassakis on the isle of Crete in Greece in 1933. His household settled in america when he was 2, per Cleaning soap Opera Digest. His character on “Days,” Kiriakis, additionally was Greek.

John Aniston’s different TV credit included “Mad Men,” “The Paul Reiser Show,” “American Dreams,” “Gilmore Girls,” “Diagnosis Murder,” “Kojak,” “Love of Life,” “Search for Tomorrow” and “My Big Fat Greek Life.”

John Aniston giving his daughter a kiss on the Jennifer Aniston Hollywood Stroll Of Fame Induction Ceremony in 2012.

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In June, he was honored with a Daytime Emmys Lifetime Achievement Award for his longstanding function on “Days of Our Lives.” John Aniston was unable to attend the ceremony, so his daughter, Jennifer Aniston, accepted the award on his behalf.

“This is truly a special moment for me,” Jennifer Aniston stated on the ceremony. “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.”

She added that his profession “is literally the definition of lifetime achievement.”

Though Jennifer and John Aniston had a fancy relationship as a result of manner he cut up from Jennifer Aniston’s mom Nancy Dow, the 2 typically spoke extremely of each other.

“Jennifer is a natural talent,” John Aniston informed E! Information in 1990, earlier than her famed flip as Rachel Greene in “Friends.”

“There are certain things you can learn in this business, and there are certain things you can’t learn,” John Aniston continued. “The comic instinct that she has in unerring. That’s her greatest asset.”

“She’s a neat girl,” John Aniston added to E!. “Even if she weren’t my daughter, I’d like her.”