Growing up as a fan of Soap Operas, who didn’t love the evilness of watching Stefano DiMera on Days Of Our Lives! The character originated in 1982 and Mr. Mascolo was the only actor to play the villainous Stefano DiMera. Sadly, Mr. Mascolo passed away December 8, 2016 at age 87, due to complications from Alzheimer’s disease.
According to Soap Opera Digest, February 9 marks Joseph Mascolo’s final appearance as DAYS OF OUR LIVES’sStefano, which was filmed well in advance of the actor’s passing on December 7. In the episode, Marlena (Deidre Hall), Rafe (Galen Gering) and Anna (Leann Hunley) confront Stefano about his transgressions against them through the years. In a special video, Mascolo’s long-time castmates share their memories of the late actor. Watch it below.