Jeffrey Lindley, played by Jason Beghe, was a recurring character introduced in Melrose Place, the second series of the Beverly Hills, 90210 continuity.
Jeffrey Lindley was a lieutenant in the U.S. Navy who fell in love with Matt Fielding, but was forced by his position in the military and pressure from his family to keep the fact that he was gay secret.
After being outed to his military, Jeffrey was shipped away from Los Angeles. However, he was soon seen as a pariah and resigned his post before returning to Los Angeles. He ran into Matt on the basketball court and the two renewed their relationship. Shortly after they reconnected, however, Jeffrey informed Matt that he had contracted AIDS.
As a result, he began trying to live life to the fullest by buying extravagant gifts for Matt, such as a cruise to the Bahamas, citing that he had to do things like that then while he had a chance. Matt wasn't as accepting of his new attitude. As a result, Jeffrey decided that he shouldn't be in a relationship and broke up with Matt.