Jed Allan has died at the age of 84.
The Beverly Hills, 90210 star passed away on Saturday (March 10). His son, Rick Brown, revealed the news in an emotional post on Facebook. "So sorry to post the very sad news of my father’s passing tonight," he wrote on a fan page dedicated to Jed. "He died peacefully and was surrounded by his family and loved so much by us and so many others."
The 84-year-old actor played Steve Sanders’ dad, Rush Sanders, on Beverly Hills, 90210. Ian Ziering, who played Rush Sander on 90210, paid tribute to his TV dad in touching post on Instagram following news of his death. "So sad to hear we've lost another 90210 castmate," Ian captioned a throwback photo of him and Jed smiling. "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. #ripjedallan."
Jed's career spanned six decades. In addition to his role on 90210, he was also known for his role as Don Craig on Days of Our Lives and C.C. Capwell on Santa Barbara.
The actor's Santa Barbara co-star A. Martinez remembered Jed in a heartfelt post on Instagram, detailing 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 cast mates 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. 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. (It was hard to imagine a human being missing another more…)," he continued. "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."
Jed is survived by his three sons from his marriage to Toby Brown, who died in 2001.
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