Joe E. Tata, known for playing Nat, the kindly owner of the Peach Pit on Beverly Hills 90210, has died. He was 85.
I’m devastated to report that my father Joe E. Tata passed away peacefully on August 24, 2022.My father and I are forever grateful for the love and support of family, friends, and fans. I’m also especially grateful to Joanna Konjevod for caring for my father in his final years and allowing me to be there to hold his hand in his final moments.The remaining funds raised from this campaign will be donated to the Alzheimer’s Association.Please continue to keep us in your prayers as I grieve the loss of my best friend.
Today we lost my dear friend and TV boss Joe E Tata. Nat Busiccio was a huge part of Beverly Hills 90210 and Joey was a huge part of my life. Rest In Peace Joe. There will never be another.Jason Priestley
We lost our family and good friend Joe E. Tata 💔…
One of the kindest, funniest, most professional, amazing humans I’ve ever had the pleasure of working with and more importantly being friends with in my entire life. I never saw him without a big smile on his face. His humor was uniquely Joey and his delivery was always spot on. He kept us in stitches. He made long work days seem short. He was the ultimate professional. Loved listening to the amazing stories he would tell. Talk about insight into old Hollywood! He knew everyone and was friends with everyone. Never met anyone who didn’t ❤️ Joey!Tori Spelling
Another great loss for our family today 💔I have a very sad heart but will always remember that smile and mischievously loving laugh. I feel like there’s a reunion party going on at the Peach Pit in heaven and I find comfort knowing that there will be a seat there for me someday surrounded by my dear friends🙏🏻
Sending hugs to all that loved Joey today.
Loss is so hard… 😓
Joey was a family member for sure and he will be missed but so fondly remembered ❤️Brian Austin Green
Joey was truly an OG, I remember seeing him on the Rockford files with James Garner years before we worked together on 90210. He was often one of the background villains in the original Batman series. One of the happiest people I’ve ever worked with, he was as generous with his wisdom as he was with his kindness. 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. My smile dims today but basking in fond memories moves him from my eyes to my heart where he will always be. My sincere condolences go out to his family and friends, and everyone else he was dear too. Rest In peace Joey 🙏