- Joseph Mascolo dies after battle with Alzheimer's disease, NBCUniversal says
- Actor was best known for playing Stefano DiMera on "Days of Our Lives"
(CNN)Joseph Mascolo, the actor who portrayed archvillain Stefano DiMera on the NBC soap opera "Days of Our Lives," died this week at 87 after a battle with Alzheimer's disease, the network said.
So long Joe. I'll miss you, yet a part of you will always be with me and for that beautiful gift I am so happy and grateful.— James Scott (@IamJamesScott) December 9, 2016
Musician turned actor
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CNN's Mayra Cuevas, Joe Sutton and Jason Hanna contributed to this report.