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Brian Austin Green Texted ‘90210’ Co-Star Luke Perry After His Death

Brian Austin Green Texted ‘90210’ Co-Star Luke Perry After His Death

Brian Austin Green still thinks of his fellow Beverly Hills, 90210 costar, the late Luke Perry every day. He even called him after he passed. Green reflected on the loss of his friend and co-star during an episode of Getting Grilled With Curtis Stone. He discussed his struggle to accept the reality that Perry was gone after his untimely death from a stroke at age 52 in March 2019.

“There was a part of me that couldn’t really process that that was real. I texted him the day after he passed,” Green recalled. “Just because there was a part of me that was like, ‘No, he’s gonna answer back. He’s hiding somewhere. Or something’s happened.’ And I didn’t completely believe that, but there was a big part of me that was hoping that that was the case, for sure.”

The teen drama Beverly Hills, 90210 ran from 1990 to 2000 and launched the careers of the core cast. Brian Austin Green stayed for all ten seasons, while Luke Perry left for seasons 7 and 8, returning for the rest of the run. Regardless, the 90210 alums formed a unique bond.

Ian Ziering,Jason Priestley, Tori Spelling and Shannen Doherty, Brian Austin Green and Luke Perry in 1992 (Photo by Vinnie Zuffante/Getty Images)

Brian Austin Green Admits He Thinks of Luke Perry Every Day

Green admitted he had considered death but didn’t expect such a rapid and massive loss. “You know when you have that core of people that are around you that eventually you’re gonna get older and you’re gonna start losing people. That’s just a part of life,” he explained. “But nobody ever expected that we would lose someone so early. And I… honestly never expected that it would be Luke. To me, in my mind, Luke was the strongest of everyone. He was the constant guy, he was exactly who he was at all times.”

Green also expressed that thoughts of Perry occupy his mind on an almost daily basis. “Luke is still a big part of my life,” Green admitted. “Who Luke was and the relationship that I had with him and the connection that I had with him is something that I still — almost on a daily basis — when things happen in my life, I’ll stop for a second and I’ll think about him and what I learned from him and what I think his opinion would be of what it is I do.”