In a heart-wrenching announcement, it has been confirmed that David Gail, the American actor best known for his role as Shannen Doherty’s one-time fiancé on the hit 1990s show “Beverly Hills, 90210,” has passed away at the age of 58.
The news was shared by Gail’s sister, Katie Colmenares, through an emotional post on Instagram.
Colmenares expressed her deep sorrow, stating, “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.”
Alongside her heartfelt words, she posted a touching photo of the siblings hugging, adding, “I will hold you so tight every day in my heart, you gorgeous, loving, amazing, fierce human being.”
Despite the emotional tribute, no cause of death or further details have been disclosed at this time. Gail’s unexpected passing has left fans and colleagues shocked and mourning the loss of a talented actor.
David Gail, also recognized for his portrayal of Dr. Joe Scanlon on the “General Hospital” spinoff soap “Port Charles,” received condolences from fellow industry professionals.
Director and producer Peter Ferriero reminisced about Gail, describing him as a “kind human” full of life and incredible stories.
Ferriero expressed gratitude for knowing Gail and conveyed sadness for the world’s loss, stating, “He was a gift to us all.”
Born in Tampa, Florida, Gail played a pivotal role in “Beverly Hills, 90210,” appearing as Doherty’s fiancé for eight episodes. He also took on the role of Dr. Joe Scanlon in “Port Charles” in 1999.
Gail’s extensive credits include playing Dean Collins in the 1996 Warner Bros. TV drama “Savannah” and making appearances on popular shows such as “Growing Pains,” “Doogie Howser, M.D.,” and “Murder, She Wrote” during the early 1990s, according to his IMDb page.
As fans and colleagues mourn the loss of David Gail, his legacy as a versatile and beloved actor will undoubtedly be remembered in Hollywood.