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Soap and 'Beverly Hills, 90210' Star Jed Allan Dead at 84

Soap and 'Beverly Hills, 90210' Star Jed Allan Dead at 84
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Jed Allan, a "Beverly Hills, 90210" cast member and familiar face from the world of daytime drama, has died. He was 84.

TMZ reported Allan's death first, citing a post from Allan's son on The Official Jed Allan Fan Page on Facebook Saturday.

Allan's son told fans, "So sorry to post the very sad news of my fathers passing tonight. He died peacefully and was surrounded by his family and loved so much by us and so many others. Thank you for all who are part of this wonderful tribute to my dad on Facebook."

Allan was born March 1, 1935, in the Bronx. He made his TV debut in 1964 on the soap "Love of Life," and went on to appear on many others, including "The Secret Storm" (1964-1965), "General Hospital" (1963), "Days of Our Lives" (1977-1985), "Santa Barbara" (1986-1993) and "The Bay" (2011-2012), the latter of which marked his final role.

Along with soaps, Allan guested on many TV series, including "The Big Valley" (1967), "Mary Tyler Moore" (1971), "Adam-12" (1970-1973), "Six Feet Under" (2001), and "CSI: Miami" (2003), but was perhaps most familar to TV fans as Rush Sanders, Steve's dad, on "Beverly Hills, 90210" (1994-1999).

In the wake of Luke Perry's death last week, Allan's TV son, Ian Ziering, wrote on Instagram, "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. #ripjedallan."

Allan, who lost his wife of over 40 years in 2001, is survived by three sons.