Jed Allan, star of 'Beverly Hills, 90210', dies at 84, just days after costar Luke Perry died of stroke
Allan was widely known for his starring roles as Don Craig on 'Days of Our Lives', C.C. Capwell on 'Santa Barbara' as well as for playing Steve Sanders’ dad, Rush Sanders, on 'Beverly Hills, 90210'
The 'Beverly Hills, 90210' family has a lost a second member within a week. After the death of actor Luke Perry on March 4, another actor from the same show, Jed Allan, has died at the age of 84. The actor's son, Rick Brown, broke the sad news on Saturday, March 9, with a heartfelt Facebook post on a fan page dedicated to the 'Days of Our Lives' star.
“So sorry to post the very sad news of my father’s passing tonight,” Brown wrote. “He died peacefully and was surrounded by his family and loved so much by us and so many others.” Allan was widely known for his starring roles as Don Craig on 'Days of Our Lives', C.C. Capwell on 'Santa Barbara' as well as for playing Steve Sanders’ dad, Rush Sanders, on 'Beverly Hills, 90210'.
In a heartwarming tribute, '90210' star Ian Ziering shared a sweet picture of him with his on-screen father, where the pair can be seen smiling together as their father-son characters. “So sad to hear we’ve lost another 90210 classmate,” he wrote.
Ziering added, “I had the pleasure of working with Jed Allan from 94 to 99. He played Rush Sanders, Steve’s father. Such a great guy to work with, he will be missed.” In another sweet tribute, soap star A. Martinez, who shared screen space with Allan on the popular TV show 'Santa Barbara', remembered the actor for his “fearless” work, as well as his “generous support” over the years.
“Jed was a pro’s pro in every sense, and an inspired artist in the moments when the red lights came on — he was fearless, and his work moved millions,” he wrote.
“I first met him in the early seventies, when his son Mitch Brown and I were castmates on the TV series, 'The Cowboys'. With his effervescent wife Toby at his side, he quietly asked me to keep a watchful eye out for Mitch, as it was his first gig. Jed was already a star by then, and he was as warm and articulate and charming as anyone I’d ever met."
He continued, "A decade later when he came to Santa Barbara, the show finally began to find its eventually glorious stride. I LOVED working with him, as did everyone else who got the chance. Years later, he visited me backstage during the difficult run of a play I was doing — offered typically generous support — and then spoke of the loss of Toby, the love of his life, who had passed away shortly before, with literally no warning."
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"(It was hard to imagine a human being missing another more…) In my dream, the two of them are dancing together again tonight — a great comfort to all who’ve known and loved them over the years. Condolences now to their wonderful sons, and gratitude to Jed for his unerring joy in the telling of stories, and for offering always the embrace of his massive heart,” he added, speaking of the actor’s late wife Toby Brown.
Allan’s passing was also mourned by 'The Bay', an Amazon Prime series on which the actor had appeared as a guest star before his death. The star, who was married to wife Toby Brown until she died in 2001, is survived by three sons, according to the Liberty Voice.