Jed Allan, 'Beverly Hills, 90210' star and soap opera veteran, dead

Veteran TV star Jed Allan, best known for his roles on Beverly Hills, 90210, and Days of Our Lives, died on Saturday at his home in Palm Desert, California. He was 84.

The actor's son, Rick Brown, shared the news on Facebook with a post on a fan page dedicated to his father. 

"So sorry to post the very sad news of my father’s passing tonight. He died peacefully and was surrounded by his family and loved so much by us and so many others," Brown wrote.

Allan, who starred as C.C. Capwell on the soap opera Santa Barbara and Don Craig on Days of Our Lives, also played Rush Sanders on Beverly Hills, 90210, the father of Ian Ziering's Steve Sanders.

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DAYS OF OUR LIVES -- Season 8 -- Pictured: Jed Allan as Don Craig c. 1972-1973 -- (Photo by: NBC/NBCU Photo Bank via Getty Images)
DAYS OF OUR LIVES -- Pictured: Andrea and Deidre Hall as Samantha Evans and Marlena Evans, Jed Allan as Don Craig -- (Photo by: Gary Null/NBC/NBCU Photo Bank via Getty Images)
DAYS OF OUR LIVES -- 'Marlena Evans and Don Craig Wedding' -- Pictured: (l-r) Deidre Hall as Marlena Evans, Jed Allan as Don Craig-- (Photo by: Frank Carroll/NBC/NBCU Photo Bank via Getty Images)
DAYS OF OUR LIVES -- Season 9 -- Pictured: (seated l-r) Patricia Barry as Addie Olson, Macdonald Carey as Tom Horton, Susan Seaforth Hayes as Julie Banning, John Clarke as Mickey Horton (standing/back l-r) Mark Tapscott as Bob Anderson, Corinne Conley as Phyllis Anderson, Jed Allan as Don Craig c. 1973-1974 -- (Photo by: NBC/NBCU Photo Bank via Getty Images)
DAYS OF OUR LIVES -- '15th Anniversary Party' -- Pictured: (l-r front row) Meg Wyllie, Jean Bruce Scott, Frances Reid, Macdonald Carey, Suzanne Rogers, Patty Weaver (l-r middle row) Richard Hill, Lanna Saunders, Quinn Redeker, Brenda Benet, Gloria Loring, Bill Hayes, Joseph Gallison, Susan Seaforth Hayes, Jed Allan, William Joyce, Deidre Hall, Dianne Harper (l-r back row) Paul Keenan, Charles Bateman, Harold Sylvester, Don Frabotta -- Photo by: Ron Tom/NBC/NBCU Photo Bank
NEW YORK CITY - JULY 17: Actress Robin Mattson, actor Jed Allan and actress Judith McConnell attend the 13th Annual Daytime Emmy Awards on July 17, 1986 at the Waldorf-Astoria Hotel in New York City. (Photo by Ron Galella, Ltd./WireImage)
DAYS OF OUR LIVES -- 'Liz Chandler and Don Craig Wedding' -- Pictured: (l-r) Gloria Loring as Liz Chandler, Jed Allan as Don Craig -- (Photo by: Gary Null/NBC/NBCU Photo Bank via Getty Images)
DAYS OF OUR LIVES -- Season 13 -- Pictured: Jed Allan as Don Craig (Photo by Ron Tom/NBC/NBCU Photo Bank via Getty Images)
DAYS OF OUR LIVES -- 'LeClair Custody Battle' -- Pictured: Jed Allan as Don Craig -- (Photo by: Gary Null/NBC/NBCU Photo Bank via Getty Images)
LOVE AMERICAN STYLE - 'Blackouts' - Airdate August 15, 1973. (Photo by ABC Photo Archives/ABC via Getty Images) PHYLLIS DAVIS;JED ALLAN
LOVE AMERICAN STYLE - 'Love and the Spaced Out Chick' - Airdate October 13, 1972. (Photo by ABC Photo Archives/ABC via Getty Images) RENE AUBERJONOIS;JED ALLAN
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Ziering took to Instagram on Sunday to pay tribute to his former co-star and on-screen dad, penning a sweet message alongside a set photo of himself and Allan from their time on the Fox teen drama.

"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," Ziering, 54, captioned the pic.

Allan is survived by three sons -- Mitch, Dean, and Rick -- from his marriage to Toby Brown, who passed away in 2001.

Allan's death comes less than a week after the passing of fellow Beverly Hills, 90210 alum Luke Perry. The actor died after a brief hospitalization following a massive stroke he suffered at his home in Sherman Oaks, California. He was 52.

For more on Perry's life and legacy, watch the video below.

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