Famous Soap Opera Star Jed Allan Passes Away at 84
Famous Jed Allan, known for his roles on "Days of Our Lives" and "Beverly Hils 90210" has recently passed away at the age of 84, although the cause of death is yet to be revealed.
The experienced actor drew his last breath on Saturday, March 9, 2019, surrounded by peace and those he loved most in the world.
The news of his passing was shared by his son, Rick Brown, who took to Facebook to let his father's fans and followers know that he had moved on.
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The actor Jed Allan walked on yesterday. Among his many unforgettable roles was that of CC Capwell, the powerful patriarch around whom the tempests of story swirled in NBC’s daytime drama Santa Barbara for many remarkable years. Jed was a pro’s pro in every sense, and an inspired artist in the moments when the red lights came on — he was fearless, and his work moved millions. I first met him in the early seventies, when his son Mitch Brown and I were cast mates on the TV series, The Cowboys. With his effervescent wife Toby at his side, he quietly asked me to keep a watchful eye out for Mitch, as it was his first gig. Jed was already a star by then, and he was as warm and articulate and charming as anyone I’d ever met. A decade later, when he came to Santa Barbara, the show finally began to find its eventually glorious stride. I LOVED working with him, as did everyone else who got the chance. Years later, he visited me backstage during the difficult run of a play I was doing — offered typically generous support — and then spoke of the loss of Toby, the love of his life, who had passed away shortly before, with literally no warning. (It was hard to imagine a human being missing another more...) In my dream, the two of them are dancing together again tonight — a great comfort to all who’ve known and loved them over the years. Condolences now to their wonderful sons, and gratitude to Jed for his unerring joy in the telling of stories, and for offering always the embrace of his massive heart. #JedAllan #ForceOfNature #TheFamilyYouChoose
BORN TO SHINE
Although Allan didn't have one of the most talked-about careers in the entertainment business, he was still one of the hardest working professionals around.
Born on March 1, 1935, the late 84-year-old was a true icon of the soap opera genre, landing his first roles back in 1964 as Ace Hubbard in "Love of Life" and Paul Britton in "Secret Storm."
Seven years later, Allan joined the cast of "Days of Our Lives," playing the role of attorney Don Craig. He played the character for 14 years but his run on the show came to an end in 1985.
The creator of the soap opera wanted to shift the tone of the series, focusing more on younger characters, but Allan's dedication was still rewarded with a daytime Emmy in 1979.
HIS PASSAGE THROUGH BEVERLY HILLS
The actor then took over the role of C.C. Capwell in "Santa Barbara" between 1988 and 1993, before accepting a job offer to play Rush Sanders in the 90s sensation "Beverly Hills 90210."
That was where Allan had the opportunity to meet Luke Perry, the actor who played the infamous Dylan McKay. Sadly, Perry has also passed away fairly recently.
PERRY'S EARLY DEPARTURE
The actor, who was only 52 years old, died last Monday, March 4, 2019, after suffering a massive stroke that landed him in the hospital, where doctors were forced to induce a medical coma.
The procedure was supposed to give Perry's brain time to recover from the trauma, but after seeing no improvement, his family reportedly made the tough decision of taking him off life support.