IIt's been a bad week for television. The entertainment world has been rocked by the deaths of four unforgettable stars within one week. But no one has been hit harder than the cult-favorite '90s show, 'Beverly Hills, 90210.'
The '90210’ family is facing more heartache this week as they say goodbye to another beloved member of their cast.
They were rocked last week when Luke Perry, who portrayed Dylan McKay on the 90s drama, died suddenly from a massive stroke. Now, the pain continues as they learn of the death of 84-year-old Jed Allen.
Allen played Rush Sanders, the father of Ian Ziering’s character, Steve.
On Sunday, Ziering posted a tribute to his ‘dad’ on his Instagram page.
“So sad to hear we've lost another 90210 castmate. 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.“
To one generation of fans, Allen was Steve Sanders dad, but to an entirely different generation was known and loved as Don Craig, on the long-running NBC drama, ‘Days of our Lives.” He also starred as C.C. Capwell on another soap, ‘Santa Barbara.’
According to TMZ, “He had a very prolific career spanning 6 decades, having appeared on shows like 'Lassie,' 'Columbo,' 'Adam-12,' 'Love, American Style,' 'CHiPs' and many, many others.
"Jed had 64 acting credits to his name.”
Jed leaves behind three sons by late wife, Toby Brown, who passed away in 2001.
Allan’s cause of death has not been released, but it is reported that he passed peacefully at home surrounded by his family.
Jed’s son, “Rick Brown posted the sad news on Allan's official Facebook fan page Saturday.
"Thank you for all who are part of this wonderful tribute to my dad on Facebook."
This is a huge loss for television. Rest in peace, Jed.