Brian Turk, Beverly Hills, 90210 Star, Dead at 49

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Sad news out of Hollywood today. 

Brian Turk has died following a battle with cancer. 

He was 49. 

Brian Turk Attends Carnivale Premiere Event

Turk passed away on Friday, over a year after he was diagnosed with brain cancer. 

His death is said to be a result of complications with cancer. 

A GoFundMe was set up back in July as the actor fought the disease. 

It reads:

"Just over a year ago our dear friend, Brian Turk, was diagnosed with cancer."

Brian Turk Attends Premiere Party

"Being the selfless and private person that he is, Brian kept this quiet so as not to concern his family and friends.

"Brian has impacted so many of us in a positive way whether it be on the football field, at Mater Dei or USC, on stage or in our personal lives. He has always been there for us in our times of need and celebration."

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Born in May 1970 in Colorado, Turk's acting career took off in 1993 with roles in Panther, Saved by the Bell: The New Class, and Beach House. 

Brian Turk Pic

He is probably most well-known for his role as Tiny on Beverly Hills, 90210. 

The actor also appeared in several hit movies, including The Lost World: Jurassic Park, American Pie 2, and Crocodile Dundee in Los Angeles. 

In addition to the above credits, Turk was also known for his roles on Carnivale, ER, and Boy Meets World. 

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Brian leaves behind his wife, Emily Wu, and his eight-year-old son. 

We extend our thoughts and prayers during to Brian Turk's friends and family during this difficult time. 

Paul Dailly is the Associate Editor for TV Fanatic. Follow him on Twitter.

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