Drake Hogestyn (John, Days of Our Lives) was recovering from a brain injury last December
when a beloved castmate, Joseph Mascolo (ex-Stefano), passed away.
Now back at work, Drake feels the loss deeply
“I really loved that guy. I thought that he was going to live forever,” he says,
adding Joseph’s “mom and dad lived up to their hundreds.”
The ordeals of the past year have opened his eyes: “As we go through weddings and funerals on the show,
we do it in our own lives, too, and it’s kind of crazy.”
Now Drake engages more with his co-stars.
“I’m trying to listen more and be involved in conversation more
and let people know how I feel about them as often as I can.”