Joe E. Tata, who was most well-known for playing Nat Bussichio on Beverly Hills, 90210, passed away on Thursday at the age of 85.

He fought Alzheimer's disease for four years.

Ian Ziering, his former co-star, made the announcement of his passing after the recent demises of two other 90210 family members.

 '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,' Ziering, 58, revealed on Instagram.

He continued: 'Joey was truly an OG, I remember seeing him on the Rockford files with James Garner years before we worked together on 90210

In Beverly Hills 90210, Tata played the warm-hearted owner of the Peach Pit.

From 1990 until 2000, he appeared on the show frequently.

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