Aniston said goodbye to her father with an emotional post on Instagram. John Aniston, father of actress Jennifer Aniston, died on Friday at the age of 90. The actress announced the sad news on her Instagram profile. “Sweet papa…? John Anthony Aniston.
You were one of the most beautiful humans I ever knew,” the 53-year-old “Friends” alum wrote in the touching tribute. “I am so grateful that you went soaring into the heavens in peace – and without pain.
And on 11/11 no less!” The Emmy winner added, “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 ????”.
Aniston's social media followers were quick to support her.
“Rest In Peace sweet John ???????,” fellow soap opera veteran Lisa Rinna, 59, wrote.
Actress-comedian Amy Sedaris, 61, wrote: “Awwwwww so sorry. I’ll light a candle. We love our fathers ??????”.
John was honored with a Daytime Emmys Lifetime Achievement Award
“This is truly a special moment for me,” Jennifer said at the time.
“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.
“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 continued. “His career is literally the definition of lifetime achievement”.
John Aniston, born Yiannis Anitios Anastassakis, was an actor of Greek descent. He was known for his role as Victor Kiriakis in the NBC daytime drama series Days of Our Lives, which originated in July 1985 and ran until 2022, making it one of the longest-running scripted TV programs in the world.
Along with Jennifer, John leaves behind his son Alex Aniston and his mother Sherry Rooney, whom Aniston married in 1984. By the way, John's first wife and Jennifer's mother, Nancy Dow, passed away in 1980.