Beverly Hills, 90210’s Nat Dies at 85

Joe E. Tata Dead: Ian Ziering Announces Beverly Hills, 90210's Nat Has Died at 85

Joe E. Tata
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The Peach pit will never be the exact same again. Joe E. Tata was Nat Bussichio’s actor on the Peach Pit. Beverly Hills, 90210He was 85. He was 85.

Ian ZieringThe actor who played Steve Sanders on all 10 seasons was announced the news via Instagram, Thursday, August 25, at 5:25 pm.

“In the last few months we’ve lost Jessica Klein one of 90210’s most prolific writers and producers, Denise Douse who played Mrs. Teasley, and now I’m very sad to say Joe E Tata has passed away,” the actor began alongside a photo of Tata in character and a more recent shot of the two actors. “Joey was truly an OG, I remember seeing him on the Rockford files with James Garner years before we worked together on 90210. He was often one the background villains in the original. Batman series. One of the happiest people I’ve ever worked with, he was as generous with his wisdom as he was with his kindness.”

Ziering continued: “Though the peach pit was a 90210It often felt like the backdrop for Joe E Tata’s show. We would be captivated by the stories he shared, amazing experiences in the entertainment business that he was part of. Although he may have been at the back of many scenes he was an integral part of how we guys appreciated the gift. 90210 was.”

The Sharknado star added that his “smile dims today” but he’s “basking in fond memories moves him from my eyes to my heart where he will always be,” concluding, “My sincere condolences go out to his family and friends, and everyone else he was dear too. Rest In peace Joey 🙏.”

Joe E. Tata Dead: Ian Ziering Announces Beverly Hills, 90210's Nat Has Died at 85

Joe E. Tata, Ian Ziering
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Tata appeared in more than 200 episodes Beverly Hills, 90210According to IMDB, it is. The series also starred Jason Priestley Luke Perry, Brian Austin Green, Tori Spelling, Jennie Garth, Shannen Doherty Gabrielle CarterisFrom 1990 to 2000,. (Green, Spelling Garth, Garth, and Ziering were all OG cast members who remained on-screen throughout the series.

Tata reprised his role as Nat in the first season of The CW’s reboot of 902102008 Spelling and Garth also reunited for a 2014 episode on their short-lived ABC Family sitcom. Mystery Girls

Deadline reports that Tata was diagnosed with Alzheimer’s Disease in 2018. His death was announced the same month as the death of his sister. Beverly Hills, 90210Denise Dowse, alumna, announced her death at 64.

Beverly Hills, 90210, writer and producer Larry Mollin commented on Ziering’s post about Tata, “Body blow again. Tear into the fabric of all our show life! Unique! Spirit soar!”

Christine Elise, who played Emily Valentine, added, “Oh no! 💔💔💔.”