Jennifer Aniston Posts Sweet Tribute After Father John Aniston Dies, With Kaley Cuoco And More Sharing Support

Losing a parent can be one of the hardest situations to go through, but it almost always helps to know that they were able to live their lives to the fullest. Such would seem to be the case when it comes to Friends vet Jennifer Aniston and her father, the longtime Days of Our Lives star John Aniston, who was revealed to have passed away on Friday, November 11, at the age of 89. The Morning Show star shared the sad news with the world in a most loving way, and was given much-caring support from her friends and followers in the process.

Jennifer Aniston took to Instagram with a post featuring not only a concisely adoring message, but also a handful of pictures featuring her and her Grecian pops. 

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As the pictures prove in full, John Aniston is one of the rare people who could successfully rock a mustache throughout the entirety of his adult life and professional career, and they’re an adorable father-daughter duo to say the least. When looking at the pics, it helps to know that the actress appeared to be in positive spirits with her words, with love running throughout the message as opposed to more mournful pangs. 

A similar thread of love ran through the comment section beneath Aniston’s post, with people such as The Flight Attendant’s Kaley Cuoco and The Watcher star Naomi Watts. Here are a few of their emoji-laden comments:

  • Kaley Cuoco: ❤️‍🩹
  • Naomi Watts: Sending big love ❤️ 🙏
  • Justin Theroux: ❤️ 
  • Andie Macdowell: Great face gorgeous father Sending ♥️
  • Helena Christensen: He looks so wonderful ❤️ sun h tender smiling eyes, sending you so much love ❣️❣️❣️
  • Nikki Reed: 🤍Sending so much love🤍
  • Amy Sedaris: Awwwwww so sorry. I’ll light a candle. We love our fathers ❤️❤️❤️
  • Jewel: Awww- sending all the love and light!
  • Lisa Rinna: Rest In Peace sweet John 🙏🏻🕊🕊🕊❤️

Born on July 24, 1933, John Aniston landed his first TV role in 1962 for the short-lived drama 87th Precinct, based on Ed McBain's novels, and it was eight years later when he first appeared on the show that would span a lengthy swath of his career, Days of Our Lives. But it wasn't until 1985, following a somewhat lengthy stint on the less-remembered soap Search for Tomorrow, when Aniston returned to the NBC serial for the now-iconic role of Victor Kiriakis. It's one he played essentially up until his final days, though obviously not as part of every single episode. The actor was nominated for a Daytime Emmy for Supporting Actor in a Drama in 2017, speaking to the longevity of his portrayal. 

Aniston has certainly been going through something of an emotional gamut as of late. For one, Matthew Perry’s recent memoir detailing his long-term addiction issues brought back some painful memories from those years, including her approaching him about his reliance on pain medication. Meanwhile, Aniston herself has opened up about facing public scrutiny via pregnancy rumors while struggling with unsuccessful attempts to privately get pregnant. Here's hoping she can find all the emotional peace necessary going into the holiday season.

We here at CinemaBlend send our thoughts and condolences to Aniston and the soap opera legend's family during their time of mourning. 

Nick Venable
Assistant Managing Editor

Nick is a Cajun Country native, and is often asked why he doesn't sound like that's the case. His love for his wife and daughters is almost equaled by his love of gasp-for-breath laughter and gasp-for-breath horror. A lifetime spent in the vicinity of a television screen led to his current dream job, as well as his knowledge of too many TV themes and ad jingles.