Joseph Mascolo who was best known for his portrayal of Stefano DiMera on Days of Our Lives since 1982 has passed away on December 8, 2016, Thursday. He has been having health issues for the past few years now battling Alzheimer’s disease, at last his sickness got the best of him. This is indeed a very bad and shocking news for all his loved ones and fans who loved him on and off the show. This is what the producer of the NBC show had to say about his sudden death “It is with great sorrow that I’m sharing the news of the passing of our dear friend and beloved member of the Days of our Lives family, Joseph Mascolo“.
Joseph had won the hearts of fans ever since he debuted on the show, but after playing the character for a long time, he was let go from the show in 2016 because of his health issues. This news may be too much to handle, because he was an amazing human being and a great actor. Losing someone so talented as Mascolo is very heartbreaking. He’s in a much better place now, no more suffering. One thing is for sure, his family, friends and fans will never forget him because he was a great guy.
My deep condolences to his family members. May his soul rest in peace. RIP Joseph Mascolo. (1929-2016)