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Shannen Doherty Pays Tribute to Luke Perry: 'I Will Miss Him Everyday'

Shannen Doherty Pays Tribute to Luke Perry: 'I Will Miss Him Everyday'

Shannen Doherty is remembering her life long friend Luke Perry after his death.

The 47-year-old actress shared a statement with People after it was announced that her Beverly Hills, 90210 co-star had passed away on Monday (March 4) after suffering a massive stroke.

“I am in shock. Heartbroken. Devastated by the loss of my friend. I have so many memories with Luke that make me smile and that are forever imprinted on my heart and mind,” Shannen started.

Despite drifting apart after the two both left the show, Shannen revealed that they reconnected after she went public with her breast cancer diagnosis in 2015.

“Luke was a smart, quiet, humble and complex man with a heart of gold and never-ending well of integrity and love,” Shannen continued. “Luke reached out to me during my cancer journey and we picked right back up, albeit older and wiser, but that connection remained in tact.”

Shannen continued: “There is a special kind of love one has for each other when you are experiencing the journey we did on 90210 and of course life in general. Luke and I were working on show ideas for us. We wanted to work with each other again and create something special and meaningful for our fans at this stage in our lives. I will miss him everyday. Every minute. Every second.

“Luke loved his family. He raved about his kids and how proud he was of them. He showed me videos of the often,” Shannen shared. “They were his heart and for him, his biggest accomplishment.”

Shannen concluded by talking about the last time she saw Luke.

“A couple of weeks ago in February, Luke and I met up for lunch. He chose the restaurant based on who would allow his dog,” Shannen shared. “I walked in and there he was, smiling, with his dog Penny and her bed under the booth, happy as can be. I will never forget — and will miss — Luke looking at me with that smile of his saying … Shan.”

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