Gail played Dr. Joe Scanlon on the 'General Hospital' spinoff between 1999 and 2000
David Gail, the actor who played Dr. Joe Scanlon in more than 200 episodes of the General Hospital spinoff Port Charles, has died at the age of 58.
Gail's credits also include playing Stuart Carson, the fiancé of Shannen Doherty’s Brenda Walsh in Beverly Hills, 90210, and Dean Collins in the WB drama Savannah.
Gail's sister, Katie Colmenares, announced the news of his death on Instagram Friday, remembering her brother as both her "wingman" and "best friend." A cause of death for Gail has not been shared as of Sunday.
"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," Colmenares wrote, alongside a photo of the pair hugging each other.
"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 💔💖."
Pete Ferriero, host and producer of the Beverly Hills 90210 Show podcast, also widely shared the news of Gail's death, as he uploaded clips from Gail's appearances on his show.
"In memory of David Gail. Here are a few stories he shared when he joined the podcast," the podcast's official Instagram account wrote on Saturday.
In a comment on Colmenares' Instagram announcement, Ferriero remembered Gail as a "kind human."
"He was filled of life and incredible stories," he added. "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."
Gail, a Tampa, Florida, native, was born in 1965, according to his IMDB page. Some of his earlier credits include appearances on Growing Pains, Doogie Howser, M.D. and Murder, She Wrote in the early 1990s.
In 2002, he appeared opposite Bradley Cooper and Colleen Porch in the rom-com Bending All the Rules. His other film appearances include 2004's Perfect Opposites.
Gail's last credit listed on IMDB is Blacksad: Under the Skin, an adventure game for Windows, PlayStation 4, Xbox One and Nintendo Switch in which he voiced the character Sam.
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