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Soap Opera Veteran Jed Allan Dead At 84

Posted Monday, March 11, 2019 - 12:23 pm

Jed Allan, a veteran actor best known for his work as Don Craig on the long-running NBC soap opera “Days of Our Lives,” and for later roles on “Santa Barbara” and “Beverly Hills, 90210,” has died at his Palm Desert home at the age of 84.

Allan’s death was reported over the weekend by his son.

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

No cause of death was given.

Allan got his start on daytime TV on “General Hospital” in 1963, and had several TV roles before joining the “Days of Our Lives” cast in 1971, where he would stay until 1985.

He was on “Santa Barbara” from 1985-93, and on “Beverly Hills, 90210,” from 1994-99.

His death came just days after fellow “90210” actor Luke Perry died last Monday at the age of 52 after suffering a stroke.

Another one of Allan’s “90210” castmates remembered him on Instagram.

“So sad to hear we’ve lost another 90210 classmate,” wrote Ian Ziering. “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.”

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