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

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LOS ANGELES (AP) -- Joseph Mascolo, who played bad guy Stefano DiMera on NBC's daytime serial "Days of Our Lives," has died. He was 87.

A statement released Friday by NBC on behalf of Mascolo's wife said he died Wednesday after a long battle with Alzheimer's disease.

Although best known for his soap opera role, 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." Besides starring on "Days of Our Lives," Mascolo also appeared in the daytime serials "The Bold and the Beautiful," `'General Hospital" and "Santa Barbara."
 

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