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Joe E. Tata is a 'Beverly Hills. 90210' actor who died at 85

Joe E. Tata is a 'Beverly Hills. 90210' actor who died at 85

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Tata wrote that "I am shocked to report that Joe E. Tata, my father, passed away peacefully last evening." "My dad and I are forever thankful for the love and support from family

Joe E. Tata

Ziering wrote: "Joey, he was truly an OG. I remember seeing him in the Rockford file with James Garner many years before we worked together at 90210."

Joey

Tata was first diagnosed with Alzheimer's Disease by his daughter Kelly in 2018. Kelly set up a GoFundMe to assist with financial matters.

Alzheimer's

Tata was born and raised in New York City. He appeared on The Outer Limits, General Hospital and Mister Roberts.

New York

Streets of San Francisco -- But he really became a household name when joined 90210 as the beloved owner and operator of the Peach Pit.

Francisco

Ian Ziering, a star on the original version of "Beverly Hills, 90210", as Steve Sanders, paid tribute via his Instagram account to Tata.

Beverly Hill

Tata was played by Donna Martin on the hit series. The actress remembered Tata being "one the kindest and most funniest, best-mannered, 

Donna