Soap opera star Jed Allan, known for ‘Days Of Our Lives,’ dies at 84


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Soap opera star Jed Allan died on Saturday in Palm Desert, California, at the age of 84, according to a post made by his son Rick Brown to a Facebook fan page group dedicated to Allan and the Daily Mail.

“So sorry to post the very sad news of my father’s passing tonight,” Brown wrote. “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.”

The group is called “The Official Jed Allan Fan Page.”

The actor is known for his roles as Don Craig in “Days of Our Lives,” Rush Sanders – Steve Sanders’ dad – on “Beverly Hills, 90210,” and Capwell on “Santa Barbara.”

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The first major role Allan landed was in 1963 with “General Hospital,” according to People magazine. He also appeared on “Lassie” and “The Secret Storm” before landing his role on “Days of Our Lives” in 1971. He joined “Santa Barbara” in 1986 and then “Beverly Hills, 90210” in 1994.

Allan was married to wife Toby Brown, who died in 2001. He is survived by three sons.

According to his fan page, Allan was born in New York and retired in California. When he retired he began to occasionally direct local theater. Prior to acting, Allan drove a cab in New York and worked at a small radio station until he started doing off-Broadway productions.

Allan’s death follows the death of another “90210” actor, Luke Perry, who died March 4 at the age of 52.


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