“Days of Our Lives” Villain Dies After Long Illness
Joseph Mascolo died on December 8, after a long battle with Alzheimer’s disease. Mr. Mascolo played Stefano DiMera, he was 87 years old. Executive producer Ken Corday released a statement and said “It is with great sorrow that we share the news of the passing of our dear friend and beloved member of the Days of our Lives family, Joseph Mascolo. The smile on Joe’s face is something we’d all come to find comfort in, and he will be sorely missed,” he added “His larger than life presence, kind heart, and unwavering positivity has impacted us all for decades, and will live on in the memories of his many fans. Our thoughts and prayers go out to his family during this difficult time.”
Mr. Mascolo has played the part of Stefano DiMera since 1982 and was the villain of Salem for many years and also played a part on The Bold and The Beautiful from 2001-2006 as Massimo Marone IV. Godspeed Mr. Mascolo.
Written by Cheryl S
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