3/13/1929 - 12/8/2016
2016 Memorials: Remembering the life, death and legacy of Joseph Mascolo
Joseph Mascolo, best known for portraying villainous Stefano DiMera on “Days of Our Lives,” died Thursday, December 8, 2016, after a battle with Alzheimer’s disease, according to Soap Opera Digest. He was 87.
Mascolo played the iconic “Days of Our Lives” villain, Stefano DiMera, on and off from 1982 – 2016. The role had been created especially for Mascolo by head writer Pat Falken Smith, who had seen the actor play a crime boss in the 1981 mini-series “The Gangster Chronicles.” Mascolo...