Jennifer Aniston Announces Death Of Her Father, John, Aged 89

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Jennifer Aniston has announced the passing of her father, John Aniston.

Taking to Instagram to inform her 40 million+ followers, Jennifer revealed that John - a renowned actor in his own right - had passed away at the age of 89.

"Sweet papa…⁣ John Anthony Aniston," the Morning Show star begins her caption.

"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," Jen continued.
The Aniston father and daughter in 2012. Credit: Featureflash Archive / Alamy
She added: "That number will forever hold an even greater meaning for me now 🕊️I’ll love you till the end of time."

The Friends star concluded her touching caption with a message for her late father: "Don't forget to visit."

As of this writing, many other stars have shared their sympathies on Jennifer's post, with Naomi Watts commenting: "Sending big love."

Other stars to send their regards include Kaley Cuoco, Helena Christensen, and Brooklyn Decker.

John Aniston is perhaps best known for his role as Victor Kiriakis on the NBC soap opera, Days of Our Lives. Aniston first portrayed Kiriakis back in July of 1985, and had played the role up until his death.
John Aniston alongside Louise Sorel in Days of Our Lives. Credit: Everett Collection Inc / Alamy
In total, he has starred in 3,782 episodes of the show - an accomplishment that earned him the Daytime Emmy Lifetime Achievement Award earlier this year.

Back in 2017, Aniston also scooped the Daytime Emmy Award nomination for Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Drama Series for the legendary role.

Born Yannis Anastassakis on the Greek island of Crete in 1933, Aniston moved to the United States with his family when he was just two years old. Upon their arrival, his father - Antonios Anastassakis - anglicized the family’s names before eventually making their home in Chester, Pennsylvania.
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After serving in the US Navy, Aniston would kick off his acting career in 1962 with a minor role in the 87th Precinct episode 'New Man in the Precinct'.

As well as his legendary role in Days of Our Lives, Aniston will also be remembered for his roles on popular shows such as Diagnosis Murder, Star Trek: Voyager, The West Wing, Gilmore Girls, and Mad Men.

Our thoughts are with Aniston's family, friends, and fans at this time.

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