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Jessica Klein, ‘Beverly Hills, 90210’ Writer and Producer Passes Away at 66

The behind player on the series, Beverly Hills, 90210, Jessica Klein has left for the heavenly abode. She served as a writer and producer on the hit show for a total of six seasons. She passed away at the age of 66.

We have lost a beloved writer for our soap operas. Continue reading further to know everything about the cause behind the death of the great writer and producer.

What was the cause behind Jessica Klein’s death?

As per the reports of Variety, the award-winning television writer and producer died at her home in Beverly Hills on July 13. She passed away at the age of 66 after battling pancreatic cancer.

The news of Jessica’s death was confirmed by her daughter, Shira Rose, who shared that her mom died “fulfilled, surrounded by her biggest fans, her family.” She was most known for her work on projects such as Scout’s Safari (2002), Beverly Hills, 90210 (1990,) and The Green Mile (1999).

A little bit about Jessica Klein’s personal life

Jessica Klein was born on March 14, 1956, in Manhattan, New York City, USA. She was brought up by her mother, a senior administrator at Weill Cornell Medical College, and her father, the co-founder of Barton’s Candy and a Holocaust survivor.

Klein graduated with a degree in psychology and social relations from Harvard Radcliffe in 1977. She stepped into the television industry as an assistant on Sesame Street.

 After moving to Los Angeles in the late 1970s, Klein tied the knot with Steve Wasserman, her writing partner. The two of them teamed up as writers and executive producers on Beverly Hills, 90210. The show launched Jessica’s career.

Later on, Klein’s husband Steve passed away in the year 1998. Then, she collaborated with Tommy Lynch, on Just Deal, Sk8, and Scout’s Safari. Her other works include Northern Exposure, Mancuso, FBI, Gabriel’s Fire, As the World Turns, and Secret Central.

Netizens paid tribute to Jessica Klein

One user wrote, “RIP Jessica Klein Condolences to the Klein Family.” Another user tweeted, “Jessica Klein wrote such iconic lines as “I choose me” and “Donna Martin graduates. May she RIP.”

Followed by a user who penned, “One of our hero’s have passed today. The great Jessica Klein. The very lady who gave us the famous “Donna Martin Graduates” & Kelly’s “I choose me” lines that we still quote till this day! Thankful for all the work she put into my favorite show. My love and prayers go out to her family.”

A user went on to say, “So shocked and sorry to hear about the passing of Jessica Klein(executive producer and writer for the original 90210). I loved hearing her stories and point of view on @beverlyhills90210show podcast. She was a part of so many iconic episodes and scenes. RIP”

These were a few reactions of the fans to the demise of the brilliant writer. We send our deepest condolences to the close friends and family of Jessica Klein during this hard time. May the departed soul rest in peace. Don’t forget to stay tuned with us for the latest updates from the world of showbiz.

Meenal Mehta
Hi, I am Meenal. I'm a travel enthusiast, a movie buff and a cricket fan all wrapped in one. I love to capture moments through my words. Writing is my happy space, it has been a great way of putting all my thoughts out and feel liberated.


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