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It was 36 years ago that Joseph Mascolo made his debut as Stefano DiMera on 'Days of Our Lives'. On January 18, 1982, Mascolo stepped into the role that would later make him one of the greatest villains of all time. By dying numerous times and rising again his character earned the name, "The Phoenix". The character was romantically paired with several leading ladies and is a father to a number of powerful men. Although Mascolo had departed the earth (may his soul continue to rest in peace) his memories, his outstanding performances forever lives in our hearts. Check out the fan-made tribute video below!