'Days of Our Lives' bad guy Joseph Mas­colo dies at 87

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Joseph Mas­colo, who played bad guy Ste­fano DiMera on NBC's day­time se­rial "Days of Our Lives," has died. He was 87. Mas­colo, who had Alzheimer's dis­ease for a num­ber of years, died Wed­nes­day, ac­cord­ing to a state­ment re­leased by NBC on be­half of his wife, Pa­tri­cia Schultz-Mas­colo.

Although he was best known for his role as crime boss and mogul DiMera, Mas­colo was a clas­si­cally trained mu­si­cian and ap­peared on Broad­way in plays in­clud­ing "Din­ner at Eight" and "That Cham­pi­onship Sea­son."

His wide-rang­ing TV cred­its in­cluded the prime-time se­ries "Ko­jak," "Hill Street Blues" and "It's Garry Shan­dling's Show." He be­gan on "Days of Our Lives" in 1982 and, de­spite tak­ing breaks from the show, spent a to­tal of more than two decades with it. Mas­colo also ap­peared in the day­time se­ri­als "The Bold and the Beau­ti­ful," "Gen­eral Hos­pi­tal" and "Santa Bar­bara." A na­tive of West Hart­ford, Con­necti­cut, he be­gan study­ing mu­sic as a young­ster and at­tended the Univer­sity of Mi­ami be­fore de­cid­ing to pur­sue act­ing. To sup­port him­self while he stud­ied with famed act­ing coach Stella Adler in New York, Mas­colo played clar­inet with the Metropoli­tan Opera, ac­cord­ing to his fam­ily.—AP

— AP

This June 22, 2014 file photo shows ac­tor Joseph Mas­colo at the 41st an­nual Day­time Emmy Awards in Bev­erly Hills.

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