Luke Perry made mention of his former costar Shannen Doherty at a Beverly Hills, 90210 reunion as part of REWindCon in Bloomingdale, Illinois, on November 12.
The actor, now 50, told the crowd that his fellow cast members were missing one important person, none other than Doherty.
Speaking beside, Jennie Garth, Tori Spelling, Jason Priestley, Gabrielle Carteris,Christine Elise and Vincent Young. “None of us are up here today without Shannen,” he said. Perry also said his favourite couple on the show was Dylan and Brenda (played by himself and Doherty). “She’s been through a lot. She’s not doing well right now but sometimes her contributions are minimized. She’s been thrown under the bus. I’ve been accused of driving it. But she’s a very big part of the success of this show. She taught me a lot. I’m glad she was my scene partner. She was great at what she did in the character with me.”
Doherty, 45, was has been battling breast cancer since in February 2015, but made her diagnosis public in August 2015.
“I think what’s beautiful and hard and interesting about cancer is that it tears you down and builds you, and tears you down and builds you,” the actress told Chelsea Handler during an interview late last month. “It remakes you so many different times. The person I thought I was supposed to be or was going to be or who I thought I was six months ago is now somebody completely different.”
A number of A-list friends have reached out in support of the actress since following the announcement of her diagnosis. Most notably, Sarah Michelle Gellar, who presented Doherty with an award on November 5.
“I’m feeling ridiculously lucky and very blessed,” Doherty told the Press Association that night. “Cancer has changed my life for the better. It’s made me a better human being. It stripped away all of the walls and the barriers.”
90210 alum Garth also posted a pic on social media to show her support for Doherty.
"To my soul sister @theshando strongest lady i've ever known. then and now," she captioned a snap. "I used to be threatened by your spirit, now i'm in awe of it. you've taught me a lot about speaking my mind and not being afraid of my power. i'm so grateful that young me got to be friends with you. but especially 'old' me! the best is yet to come on this crazy journey!! love you! #fightlikeagirl #fightlikebrenda #aries."