“Beverly Hills 90210” star David Gail has died suddenly at just 58 years old.
The actor played the one-time fiancé of Shannen Doherty‘s character Brenda Walsh on the hit 1990s show.
Gail’s death was confirmed by his longtime friend, Peter Ferriero, who hosts the Beverly Hills, 91210 rewatch podcast.
Gail’s friends, family, and fans have been taking to social media to express their shock at the much-loved actor’s sudden passing.
However, no cause of death has been revealed publicly and the circumstances remain unknown.
In tribute, Ferriero shared some clips from when the actor was on his podcast.
“In memory of David Gail,” he wrote next to the clip which was posted Saturday.
“Here are a few stories he shared when he joined the podcast.”
The discussion was focused on Gail’s character Stuart and his whirlwind romance with Brenda during a quick trip to Las Vegas.
Gail is also known for playing Dr. Joe Scanlon in the “General Hospital” spin-off “Port Charles” from 1999–2000.
The journeyman actor was last seen on screen in 2008’s “Belly of the Beast.”
He added his talents to portray several characters in the 2019 video game “Blacksad: Under the Skin.”
Gail made appearances in shows such as “ER” and “Robin’s Hoods” during his long career.
He was a main cast member on the WB primetime soap opera “Savannah,” on which he played Dean Collins beginning in 1996 for two seasons.
“David was a kind human,” Ferriero wrote.
“Someone I wish I spoke to more.”
“He was filled of life and incredible stories.
“I am grateful I got to know.
“I am so saddened for your loss, and the world’s loss. He was a gift to us all.”
Ferriero directed fans who want to know more about Gail to his sister Katie Colmenares who left a heartfelt tribute to her brother.
“There’s barely been even a day in my life when you were not with me by my side always my wingman always my best friend ready to face anything and anyone with me,” she wrote mournfully.
“The bears will never be the same but I will hold you so tight every day in my heart you gorgeous loving amazing fierce human being missing you every second of every day forever there will never be another.”
Fans are shocked as soap opera star David Gail is dead at 58.
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Condolences poured in with memories of the actor.
“We loved David so much,” wrote Sheri Sussman of Spiral Gate Productions.
“He was one of the good guys in life.”
“Sending love to you and your family and am heartbroken he was the most loyal, supportive friend. I miss him already.”
“So sad tragic news loved him as Stuart,” wrote a fan.
“So sad forever Stuart Carson rip,” said another.