It’s a sad week for “90210” fans and friends.
Prolific actor and soap star Jed Allan, who played the father of Steve (Ian Ziering) on the original “90210,” passed away on March 9. Fellow “90210” actor Luke Perry died less than a week prior, on March 4, after suffering a massive stroke.
TMZ reported that Allan was 84 and passed away while surrounded by family.
Allan had numerous roles over the years, notably on “General Hospital,” “Lassie,” “Days of Our Lives,” “Santa Barbara” and “90210.”
Ian Ziering posted a photo of himself and Allan on screen together for “90210,” writing, “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.”
Allan was probably best known for the role of Don Craig on “Days of Our Lives.” His onscreen wife, Marlena, played by Deidre Hall, posted a tribute online after hearing of his passing.
“We’ve lost one of the really good ones,” Hall captioned a video clip of her and Allan in an emotional scene from “Days.” “Jed made it all look easy with his dark good looks, deep resonant voice, a naughty twinkle, boisterous laugh and his characteristic swagger. He used his charismatic charm to win audiences as well as cast and crew.”
Fellow “Santa Barbara” actor A. Bone Martinez posted his own tributes to Allan online. “His gift was a formidable blend of professionalism and inspiration — a perennial rock in his preparation and a force of nature once the cameras rolled,” he wrote on Facebook.
To accompany an older photo of himself with Allan, Martinez wrote on Instagram that when Allan took on the role of “Santa Barbara” patriarch C.C. Capwell, “the show finally began to find its eventually glorious stride. I LOVED working with him, as did everyone else who got the chance.”
Allan’s last onscreen role was a recurring guest part on “The Bay.” The show’s official Instagram account posted a tribute to the actor, writing, “We send our deepest condolences to Mr. Allan’s close loved ones. It was quite an honor to have him appear in the ‘special guest star’ role of Harold Johnson on The Bay.”