March 19, 2019

Brian Austin Green ‘Still Mourning’ over Luke Perry as He Breaks Silence on Actor's Death

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Brian Austin Green finally opened up about the loss of his dear friend and former co-star Luke Perry. He said he was "shocked" to be "speaking about Luke this way." 

The two had worked on the hit 90s show "Beverly Hills, 90210." The 45-year-old who played David Silver in the teen drama sat down on Thursday for a podcast dedicated to his longtime friend. 

Perry passed away on March 4 after suffering a stroke five days earlier. He was only 52 years old when he died. After his death, there was an outpour of grief from family, fans, and people who had worked with the actor. 

Luke Perry at the CW Network's 2016 New York Upfront | Photo: Getty Images


Green hadn't spoken about the death until Thursday. He said of his old friend: 

“Luke was a special guy. I’m still mourning over it so there’s a part of me that’s kind of shocked that I’m speaking about Luke this way. We all knew that at some point we’d have to deal with losing cast members and friends but not this soon. Not at 52. Not in such an abrupt way.”

He continued: 

“Luke was one of those people nobody had a bad story about. He was just a great guy. And he was Luke no matter where you saw him, no matter when you saw him, no matter what he was going through. He was a rock.”



Green revealed that he did something a bit bizarre after learning of Perry's death. He explained: 

"I texted him after he passed, knowing obviously that he can’t text me back but on some level, hoping, that he would text me back, or that he was out there somewhere. And I know he is. I know he’s looking down and I know he’s smiling.”

Green received lots of negative attention after the death because he didn't respond right away. To that, he reminded fans that "everyone grieves in different ways." 

Luke Perry arrives for the 2018 PaleyFest in Los Angeles | Photo: Getty Images


Several of Perry's former co-stars, including Green, had a gathering to honor their fallen friend. For some, it had been all of 18 years since they last saw each other. 

They made lots of great memories on the beloved teen show which was actually inspired by "ThirtySomething" and "Breakfast Club." Perry played the favorite bad boy Dylan McKay who was initially meant to be in no more than a few episodes.


They met at Gabrielle Carteris' home. The actress played the role of Andrea Zuckerman on the show. Similarly, Perry's direct family also held a gathering before his funeral. 

The actor's son Jack, ex-wife Rachel Sharp, and fiancee Wendy Madison Bauer, all had dinner together at a California restaurant in Studio City. Five days later, they laid Perry to rest at the "Los Angeles Forest Lawn Cemetery."

According to one source, the family really wanted Perry to be buried among the "stars." In this way, fans could say their goodbyes and Perry would be remembered for his exemplary life.