Beverly Hills, 90210 Actor Joe E. Tata Dead at 85
Joe E. Tata, who portrayed Peach Pit owner Nat on it series, has died, co-star Ian Zieringshared. Tata was 85.
“Within the last couple of months we’ve lost Jessica Klein among 90210‘s most prolific writers and producers, Denise Douse [sic] who played Mrs. Teasley, and today I’m very unfortunately Joe E Tata has passed on,”Ziering wrote on InstagramAug. 25.”Joey was truly an OG, I recall seeing him on the Rockford files with James Garneryears before we worked together on 90210. He was often among the background villains in the initial Batman series.”
Ziering, who played Steve Sanders on Beverly Hills, 90210, continued to notice that Tata was among the happiest people he’s ever caused. “He was as generous along with his wisdom as he was along with his kindness,” Ziering added. “Although peach pit was a 90210 set, It often felt just like the backdrop to the Joe E Tata show.”
“The stories of the past he would share, incredible experiences in the entertainment industry he was an integral part of would keep people captivated,” Ziering continued.”He might have been around in the back of several scenes, but he was a respected force, especially to us guys, on how best to appreciate the gift that 90210 was. My smile dims today but basking in fond memories moves him from my eyes to my heart where he’ll continually be.”
While an underlying cause of death is not publicly announced,Deadlinereports that Tata was diagnosedwith Alzheimer’s Disease in 2018.
“Throughout all my years focusing on Beverly Hills 90210, my scenes with Denise will be remembered with the most in respect on her behalf talent, and fondness for the loving soul she was,” Ziering wrote on Instagram Aug. 14. “A few of my heartiest off camera laughs were between she and I hammering out the discipline her Mrs. Teasley would hand out to my Steve Sanders.”