How did John Aniston die? Jennifer Aniston's father, best known for his role on 'Days of Our Lives', dead at 89

Jennifer Aniston paid tribute to her father on Instagram by sharing a series of photos of the father-daughter duo

How did John Aniston die? Jennifer Aniston's father, best known for his role on 'Days of Our Lives', dead at 89
Jennifer Aniston announced father John Aniston's death on Instagram (Photo by Stephen Shugerman/Getty Images)
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LOS ANGELES, CALIFORNIA: John Aniston, best known for his role as Victor Kiriakis on the NBC daytime drama series 'Days of Our Lives', has died at the age of 89. His daughter, 'Friends' star Jennifer Aniston, paid tribute to her father on Instagram by sharing a series of photos of the father-daughter pair together. “Sweet papa…⁣ John Anthony Aniston", she wrote in the caption.

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“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.” Jennifer concluded the post, "Don't forget to visit 💫🤗❤️"

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Aniston was born on the island of Crete, Greece, on July 24, 1933, but later moved to the United States when he was only two years old. In 1962, he started his acting career in '87th Precinct' as "Officer #1" in the episode "New Man in the Precinct". He appeared in soap operas regularly since 1970, when he first joined 'Days of Our Lives' and served as the standard bearer of the industry for many decades. 

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In June this year, Aniston was honored with a Daytime Emmys Lifetime Achievement Award for his long-standing role on the soap opera. His daughter Jennifer attended the ceremony in Aniston's absence to celebrate her father's illustrious career. "This is truly a special moment for me," Jennifer said, according to People. "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."

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Actress Jennifer Aniston who was honored with a star the the Hollywood Walk Of Fame with her father John Aniston on February 22, 2012 in Hollywood, California.
HOLLYWOOD, CA - FEBRUARY 22: Actress Jennifer Aniston who was honored with a star the the Hollywood Walk Of Fame with her father John Aniston on February 22, 2012 in Hollywood, California. (Photo by Frazer Harrison/Getty Images)

"For over 30 years, his dedication to that show has gained him respect and admiration of his fellow actors, deep friendships and thrilled millions of fans around the world," she added. "His career is literally the definition of lifetime achievement."

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Actor John Aniston arrives at the 38th Annual Daytime Entertainment Emmy Awards held at the Las Vegas Hilton on June 19, 2011 in Las Vegas, Nevada.
LAS VEGAS, NV - JUNE 19: Actor John Aniston arrives at the 38th Annual Daytime Entertainment Emmy Awards held at the Las Vegas Hilton on June 19, 2011 in Las Vegas, Nevada. (Photo by David Becker/Getty Images)

How did John Aniston die?

Although the official cause of Aniston's death is not known, it seems that he spent the final moments of his life in peace and died a natural death. The news of his death was first announced by Jennifer Aniston on Monday, November 14. 

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Actors Valerie Wildman and John Aniston arrive at the 29th Annual People's Choice Awards at the Pasadena Civic Center January 12, 2003 in Pasadena, California.
PASADENA, CA - JANUARY 12: Actors Valerie Wildman and John Aniston arrive at the 29th Annual People's Choice Awards at the Pasadena Civic Center January 12, 2003 in Pasadena, California. (Photo by Jon Kopaloff/Getty Images)

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