Joseph Mascolo Dies: Villainous Stefano DiMera On ‘Days Of Our Lives’ Was 87

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One of the all-time great villains of daytime television is gone, as actor Joseph Mascolo, best known for his long stint playing criminal mastermind Stefano DiMera on NBC’s Days of Our Lives died on Wednesday following a battle with Alzheimer’s Disease. He was 87. “Joseph was a big 'ol bear with a puppy dog heart,” said Patricia Schultz-Mascolo, Joseph’s wife of 11 years, in a statement. “I'm so blessed to have had these many years with him. I will miss him every…