Days of Our Lives spoilers hint that fans may need to prepare themselves for some sad news. According to our friend Michael at Soap Opera News , one longtime fan favorite may be considering retirement. John Aniston, who plays the role of patriarch Victor Kiriakis may be thinking about retirement. His daughter, superstar Jennifer Aniston is reportedly pressuring her dad to consider stepping down from the long-running soap role as the Salem patriarch.
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Jennifer Aniston Wants Dad to Retire?
The DOOL spoilers report says that Jennifer is insistent about her dad taking it easier since she lost her mom in 2016, according to the soap news site fan site. Veteran actor John Aniston is 84 years old and has serious health issues. He suffered a heart attack in 2006 and his age seems to be showing on screen as well.
Most of Victor’s scenes are now shot with him sitting down and he is not getting nearly as much airtime as he has in years past. Two years ago, She Knows reported that Jennifer Aniston had asked her dad to retire and move in with her and now this news has cropped up again. It could be that her concern is ongoing.
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One soap tabloid site, infamous for reporting fake news, said four years ago that he was retiring and they were (as usual) proven wrong. But now it seems that age has taken its toll and John may be considering retiring to give his daughter peace of mind. But until either John Aniston or Days of Our Lives gives official word, this is still just a rumor.
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John Aniston is a DOOL Treasure
As Days of Our Lives fans know, John Aniston has been part of the NBC daytime family since 1986 when he began the role if Victor Kiriakis. Now after thirty years on screen as our beloved Victor, a man we often loved to hate, it may be time for John to step down. Victor had many legendary wars with his most notable nemesis the late Stefano Dimera (Joseph Mascolo).
Those two men laid waste to the town of Salem and had many a war trying to control shipping waters in the city that wasn’t big enough for the both of them! In his later years, Victor left the running of things to his grandsons Brady Black (Eric Martsolf) and recently Sonny Kiriakis (Freddie Smith).
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Victor’s Due a Happy Ending
Days spoilers show that Victor settled down recently and married Maggie Horton (Suzanne Rogers) after the original love of his life Caroline Brady (Peggy McCoy) told him that she was not interested in a relationship with him. Victor buried two children on the show. Most recently, Victor lost his son with Caroline, Bo Brady (Peter Reckell).
Before that, his only daughter Isabella Toscano Black (Staci Greason), died giving birth to her and John Black’s only son Brady. If John does decide to retire at long last (which could be next week or years from now), Salem will almost certainly be lost without him. Victor is truly the last of the old guard.
No matter when it happens, John Aniston’s retirement will truly mark the end of an era on our beloved Days. Be sure to check out the twist about the New Face of Bella contest. Watch NBC weekdays for new episodes and follow Soap Dirt on Twitter and like us on Facebook for the latest info on all your favorite soaps. Come back to Soap Dirt for more Days of Our Lives spoilers and news.