‘Days of Our Lives’ star dies

The actor who portrayed iconic “Days of Our Lives” villain Stefano DiMera died Wednesday after suffering from Alzheimer’s disease.

As reported by NBC News, Joseph Mascolo was best known for his role in the NBC soap opera. However, he got his start in theater before appearing on television. He won a primetime Emmy nomination as ‘Poppa’ in the NBC mini-series “Poppa and Me.”

Throughout his career, Mascolo also appeared in movies like “Diary of a Mad Housewife,” “Jaws II,” “Shaft’s Big Score” and “Heat.”