Joe E. Tata, ‘Beverly Hills, 90210’ Star, Dead At 86 After Years Long Alzheimer’s Battle

The “Beverly Hills, 90210” family has lost another beloved cast member. On Thursday it was announced that Joe E. Tata died at the age of 86. His co-star Ian Ziering posted the sad news on his Instagram page. Joe was best known for playing Peach Pit owner Nat Bussichio on “Beverly Hills, 90210.” “Though the Peach Pit was a ‘90210’ set, it often felt like the backdrop to the Joe E Tata show. The stories of days gone by that he would share, incredible experiences in the entertainment industry that he was a part of would keep us all captivated. He may have been in the back of many scenes, but he was a leading force, especially to us guys, on how to appreciate the gift that ‘90210’ was,” he wrote in part.