The Fate of John Aniston’s ‘Days of Our Lives’ Character Revealed

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Months after his final onscreen look, Days of Our Lives lastly addressed the destiny of John Aniston’s character, Victor Kiriakis.

The cleaning soap opera bid one remaining farewell to the late actor on the Wednesday, August 16, episode. After it was revealed final week that Victor’s aircraft from Greece again to the fictional city of Salem misplaced contact with air visitors management, John Black (Drake Hogestyn) was knowledgeable the aircraft had crashed en route and that Victor’s physique was recovered by the coast guard.

John in the end broke Victor’s tragic destiny to his household and his spouse, Maggie Horton Kiriakis (Suzanne Rogers), who broke down in tears in his arms. The episode concluded with a tribute to Aniston, who died on the age of 89 in November 2022.

“In loving reminiscence of John Aniston,” a close-up of {a photograph} of Victor was captioned within the episode’s remaining shot.

One month after his loss of life, Aniston made his remaining look as Victor on a December 2022 episode of Days. The episode featured a flashback sequence of Victor’s most memorable moments through the years and ended with the character crusing off into the sundown. The actor appeared in over 2,000 episodes of the long-running drama from 1970 to 2022.

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John’s daughter, actress Jennifer Aniston, confirmed her father’s loss of life late final 12 months by way of Instagram. “Candy papa … John Anthony Aniston,” she wrote alongside pictures together with her father on November 14. “You had been one of the crucial lovely people I ever knew. I’m so grateful that you simply went hovering into the heavens in peace – and with out ache. And on 11/11 no much less! You all the time had excellent timing. That quantity will ceaselessly maintain an excellent better that means for me now 🕊️I’ll love you until the top of time💔. Don’t overlook to go to 💫🤗❤️.”

The Fate of John Aniston's 'Days of Our Lives' Character Revealed Nine Months After His Death

John can also be survived by his spouse, Sherry Rooney, his son, Alexander, 34, and his stepson, John, 64. (The late cleaning soap star shared Jennifer, 54, along with his ex-wife, Nancy Dow, who handed away in 2016.)

“He adored Jen and was so happy with all the pieces she’s achieved,” a supply solely informed Us Weekly in November 2022. “It’s heartbreaking for her to be coping with this however she’s specializing in what a beautiful legacy her dad is forsaking and attempting to assist Sherry in any manner she will.”

Earlier that 12 months, Jennifer honored her father’s work within the leisure trade by presenting him with a 2022 Daytime Emmy Lifetime Achievement award. “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 terrific and well-respected actor, who additionally occurs to be my dad,” the Morning Present star mentioned in the course of the ceremony.

She continued: “For over 30 years, his dedication to that present has gained him respect and admiration of his fellow actors, deep friendships, and thrilled thousands and thousands of followers all over the world. His profession is actually the definition of lifetime achievement.”