David Gail, the soap opera star known for his performances on popular series such as “Beverly Hills, 90210” and the “General Hospital” spinoff “Port Charles,” has died suddenly at the age of 58, according to the New York Post.
The cause of Gail’s death is unknown, but his sister Katie Colmenares confirmed his passing in a Sunday night Instagram post.
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 w me 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 💔💖
Peter Ferriero, one of the producers of “90210” who also hosts a podcast for fans of the show, confirmed Gail’s passing in a previous post. However, he said he would not disclose any details out of respect for the late actor’s family.
“For those that have contacted me ‘Why is this not showing up on Google?’ Please stop,” Ferriero wrote in an Instagram Story on Saturday. “The family will report it at the appropriate time to them. I am sharing what I’ve been told to make sure his fans know what has happened. Thank you.”
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David Gail, best known for his role as Stuart Carson on Beverly Hills, 90210, has died.
The news was first revealed by Gail's sister in a touching post on Instagram. He was 58. pic.twitter.com/A2HmcvFvkD
Gail portrayed Stuart Carson, the live-in fiancé of Shannon Doherty’s Brenda Walsh, for eight episodes. In 1999, he assumed the role of Dr. Joe Scanlon in “Port Charles,” becoming one of the love interests for the main character, Dr. Karen Wexler.
Throughout the 1990s, Gail established himself as a recurring figure in American television, featuring in 22 episodes of “Robin’s Hoods” (1994-1995) as Eddie Bartlett. He also had a role in 34 episodes of “Savannah” as Dean Collins. Initially deemed too “green” for a part, Gail shared with fans on the “90210” podcast that he successfully returned two years later for Season 4. He transformed into the tall, dark, and handsome fiancé, whose wedding plans with Doherty’s character eventually unravel.