Jed Allen dead – Beverly Hills 90210 and Columbo star dies at home,

BEVERLY Hills 90210 star Jed Allan has died aged 84.

Allan was also best known for his role in Santa Barbara.

His son Rick Brown confirmed he died in Palm Desert, California yesterday.

He wrote: “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

Allan’s first TV soap role was in 1963 when he played Edward L. Quatermaine the 3rd in General Hospital.

He also briefly starred in classic shows like Lassie, Columbo, Mod Squad, Love, American Style and Adam-12.

In 1977, Allan joined the long-running drama series Days of Our Lives to play Don Craig.

He joined the cast of Santa Barbara in 1986 to star as C.C. Capwell – where he remained until 1993.

Allan joined Fox’s Beverly Hills 90210 in 1994 and played Ian Ziering’s dad Rush for five years.

He had a brief stint on game-show hosting and held the mic for Celebrity Bowling during the 1970s.

Adolfo Larrue Martínez III, who co-stared with Allan on Santa Barbara, posted on Facebook: “Jed Allen walked on today. Along the way in his fantastic acting career, he played Eden’s father –– CC Capwell –– on Santa Barbara.

His gift was a formidable blend of professionalism and inspiration –– a perennial rock in his preparation and a force of nature once the cameras rolled.

“He was also generous and kind and funny and fierce, and God knows he was beloved by those lucky enough to share a stage with him.

“I count it one of the great blessings of my career that I got to be one of those, and one of the great blessings of my life that I got to be his friend.”

Allan is survived by his three sons.