Aniston, the father of Jennifer Aniston, had played the role of Victor Kiriakis since 1985. Via Variety:
John Aniston, who starred as Victor Kiriakis in nearly 3,000 episodes of Days of Our Lives, died on Friday, Nov. 11. He was 89. The Greek-born, Emmy-nominated actor was a staple on the NBC soap opera for over 30 years, also appearing on daytime serials Love of Life and Search for Tomorrow. In 2022, Aniston received a Daytime Emmy Lifetime Achievement Award for his work on Days of Our Lives. In 1986, the role earned him two Soap Opera Digest Awards — for outstanding actor in a leading role and for outstanding villain on a daytime serial.
Sweet papa…John Anthony Aniston. 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. Don’t forget to visit.