Days of Our Lives kills off Victor Kiriakis. Read more here...
Days of Our Lives is killing off the character of Victor Kiriakis as the show addresses the passing of the beloved John Aniston.
Aniston played Victor, a fictional character on Days of Our Lives, from 1985 until his passing in November 2022 at the age of 89. In an upcoming storyline, Victor dies in a plane crash, and the news spreads in Salem as his loved ones grieve his loss. This is not the first time the character is being killed off; in 2004, there was a storyline-driven absence where Victor was "killed off" but later found alive on the island of Melaswen. Throughout his 37-year run, Victor became one of the most recognizable figures in daytime television, known for his role as a formidable Kiriakis patriarch and millionaire misanthrope.
Aniston was recognized for his portrayal of Victor with a Daytime Emmy Award nomination for Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Drama Series in 2017. (Photo: JPI)