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David Gail, ‘Beverly Hills, 90210’ and ‘Port Charles’ Actor, Passes Away at 58

David Gail, 'Beverly Hills, 90210' and 'Port Charles' Actor, Passes Away at 58

David Gail, known for his roles as Dr. Joe Scanlon on “Port Charles” and engagements with “Beverly Hills, 90210,” has died at the age of 58. His sister, Katie Colmenares, announced his death on Instagram, expressing the deep void left by his loss.

Gail, born in Tampa in 1965, was a prolific television actor in the mid- to late 1990s. He achieved recognition for his portrayal of Dr. Joe Scanlon on the “General Hospital” spinoff, “Port Charles,” appearing in 216 episodes during the 1999-2000 season. His character, Dr. Scanlon, was a love interest for Dr. Karen Wexler, adding depth to the show’s narrative.

In earlier years, Gail made his mark on “Beverly Hills, 90210.” Initially appearing in 1991 as a hotel bellhop named Tom, he returned in 1993 for Season 4, playing Stuart Carson, the son of a wealthy businessman engaged to Brenda Walsh (Shannen Doherty). Despite initial concerns about returning to the show as a different character, Gail’s performances were well-received.

Beyond “90210” and “Port Charles,” Gail featured in various TV series, including “Robin’s Hoods” and “Savannah,” showcasing his versatility as an actor.

The cause and date of Gail’s death were not disclosed in the announcement made by Colmenares. The details of survivors were also unavailable at the time of reporting.

Gail’s unexpected passing prompted tributes from those who knew him. Host Pete Ferriero of the “Beverly Hills 90210 Show” expressed gratitude for knowing Gail, highlighting his vibrant life and incredible stories. The actor’s impact on those who worked with him and the broader audience was evident in the outpouring of condolences and shared memories.

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