On Friday, DAYS fans watched in another shocker as Hope (Kristian Alfonso) finally turned the tables on her all-time rival Stefano DiMera (Joe Mascolo), by shooting him “dead” with three bullets.
Now, everyone knows that the “Phoenix” always rises, but we also know that his portrayer, the iconic Joseph Mascolo, has had continued health battles over the last few years. Based on some touching tribute tweets on social media over the weekend, it looks as if Joe’s time with DAYS had concluded. We will find out this week on-air if that holds true. With that, one of the most original villains of all-time has left the building. Mascolo played the head of the DiMera clan for 34 illustrious years.
Longtime cast members: Kristian Alfonso and Thaao Penghlis (Andre), new cast member A Martinez (Eduardo) and DAYS co-head writer Dena Higley shared their thoughts on Joe via Twitter.
Kristian Alfonso tweeted when answering a fans on Hope shooting Stefano, and on working with Mascolo: “They were very difficult scenes to shoot. I will miss working with Joe, love him, loved working with him.
A Martinez added: “Joe Mascolo. Well done, sir.”
Thaao Penghlis: “My many memories of Joe Mascolo. We came from the same classes & gave the DiMera’s a life. The saga continues. ”
Dena Higley: ” Love to namedrop. John Houseman taught me acting. Charles Walters taught me directing. Joe Mascolo taught me class. Love U Joe!”
So, what do you think about the comments made by Mascolo’s co-workers? If it is the end of Stefano, will you miss Joe on DAYS? Share your thoughts in the comment section below!