Actress Jennifer Aniston has made quite a name for herself. She catapulted to fame as Rachel Green in the hit series Friends and would go on to sustain a fabulous career for the last 30 years.
And whether you following Aniston throughout the years or not, you may not have known that her beloved father is an acting legend in his own right. Jennifer is the daughter of soap opera superstar, John Aniston.
Our Hearts Break for Jennifer Aniston As Her Beloved Father, Soap Legend John Aniston, Has Died
Just in June of this year, Aniston was seen honoring her father at the Daytime Emmys Awards. John was given the Daytime Emmys Lifetime Achievement Award for his as Victor Kiriakis on Days of Our Lives.
Alongside several photos of her and her father throughout the years, Jennifer wrote, “Sweet papa… John Anthony Aniston, you were one of the most beautiful humans I ever knew.”
She continued, adding, “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.”
His cause of death is not immediately known.
While Jennifer has been open about her difficult relationship with her mom, it seems as though she was always close with her father. In fact, you may recall the several Easter eggs throughout Friends that paid homage to John Aniston and his legendary career as a soap star.
For instance, the character Joey Tribiani, played by Matt LeBlanc, was a soap actor who had a reoccurring role in Day of Our Lives. John’s real-life co-star Alison Sweeney also guest starred on the show as herself.
Our thoughts are with Jennifer Aniston and her family during this truly difficult time.