Joe E. Tata has died aged 85 after a battle with Alzheimer’s disease: “One of the happiest people I have ever worked with, he was as generous in his wisdom as he was in his kindness. Although the Peach Pitt being a set on the show, he often looked like the backdrop of the Joe E. Tata show, he may have been in the background of many scenes, but he was a leading force , especially for us guys, on how to appreciate the gift that was 90210,” actor Ian Ziering, aka Steve Sanders on the show, wrote.
For her part, Jennie Garth, who played Kelly Taylor, also wanted to send her a message: “I will always remember that smile and that mischievous and affectionate laugh. I feel like there is a party. reunion at the Peach Pitt in paradise and I take comfort in knowing that there will be a seat for me one day surrounded by my dear friends”.
Tori Spelling (Donna Martin) also shared her pain on social media: “One of the kindest, funniest, most professional and most amazing humans I’ve had the pleasure of working with and, most importantly, to be friends with all my life. I never saw him without a big smile on his face. His humor was unique and his delivery was always perfect. He kept us going. He made the long short working days. He was the professional par excellence”.
Finally, Jason Priestley (Brandon Walsh) who was close to the actor seemed inconsolable at the announcement of this sad news: “Today we lost my dear friend and my boss on television Joe E. Tata. Nat Busiccio has had a big role in the series Beverly Hills, and Joe was part of my life. There will not be another like you,” he said.
In March 2019, actor Luke Perry, interpreter of Dylan, who died.