Actor Joe E. Tata of “Beverly Hills, 90210” Has Passed Away at the Age of 85

According to his daughter, Joe E. Tata who played Nat, the affable owner of the Peach Pit on “Beverly Hills, 90210,” has passed away. He was 85 years old at the time. Kelly Tata announced the news on a GoFundMe page she set up earlier this year for her father’s care.

“I am devastated to report that my father Joe E. Tata passed away peacefully last night,” Tata wrote. “My father and I are forever grateful for the love and support of family, friends and fans.” Her father passed away in 2018 and according to Tata, he was diagnosed with Alzheimer’s disease in 2018.

A longtime co-star of “90210,” Ian Ziering, has taken to Instagram to pay respect to Joe E. Tata. “Joey was truly an OG, I remember seeing him on the Rockford files with James Garner years before we worked together on 90210,” Ziering wrote.

Death of Joe E. Tata at the Age of 85
Death of Joe E. Tata at the Age of 85

“He was often one of 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. Though the peach pit was a 90210 set, It often felt like the backdrop to the Joe E Tata show.”

In the course of his extensive acting career, Tata has appeared in the television programs “Batman,” “Lost in Space,” “The Outer Limits,” and most recently, in 2014, “Mystery Girls.” Tata’s most recent part was in “Mystery Girls.”

Between the years 1990 to 2000, he portrayed Nat in the hit television series “Beverly Hills, 90210,” and he later returned to the role for the CW spin-off series “90210,” which debuted in 2008.

“Nat was a loving father figure to the kids of West Beverly High,” Kelly Tata stated of her father. “In real life, my Dad, Joey, is honest, kind and a truly incredible father.”

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