Tori Spelling Pays Heartfelt Tribute to Late ‘Beverly Hills, 90210’ Co-Star Luke Perry on His 57th Birthday. Tori Spelling, aged 50, remembered her beloved former co-star from ‘Beverly Hills, 90210,’ Luke Perry, on what would have been his 57th birthday. She shared her thoughts via her Instagram Story on October 11, accompanied by a nostalgic photo of the two. Her touching message read, “There could be a million people in the room, but he always made you feel like you were the only one. Good, kind humans are a rare breed. I don’t know that many sadly. He was one. Happy Birthday. Missing you always.”
Perry, who passed away at the age of 52 due to a stroke in March 2019, is survived by his children, Jack and Sophie, both in their twenties, whom he shared with his ex-wife, Rachel “Minnie” Sharp. During his last moments, he was surrounded by family and friends, including his fiancée, Wendy Madison Bauer, his mother, Ann Bennett, and his stepfather, Steve Bennett.
Luke Perry was best known for his iconic role as Dylan McKay in ‘Beverly Hills, 90210,’ where he acted alongside Spelling, Jennie Garth, Jason Priestley, Ian Ziering, Brian Austin Green, Gabrielle Carteris, and Shannen Doherty. The popular Fox series ran for ten seasons from 1990 to 2000.
In tribute to Perry, the original cast members came together for a reboot of the show titled ‘BH90210.’ This unique series depicted the actors portraying exaggerated versions of themselves and featured a touching tribute to Luke Perry during its premiere episode.
In this special episode, Spelling remarked, “We’re not all gonna be here forever. But we made something that will be.” Jason Priestley raised a champagne glass with a toast to Luke, and the episode concluded with Jennie Garth and Tori Spelling watching an old episode of ‘Beverly Hills, 90210,’ with the words “For our friend Luke Perry. 1966 – 2019” at the bottom of the screen.
This recent birthday tribute is not the first time Tori Spelling has used social media to remember her dear friend and long-time co-star. On Perry’s 55th birthday, she referred to him as a “friend” and “brother,” recounting their profound bond over the years. She recalled how he had bolstered her during her adolescent years and in challenging moments, describing his selfless and loving nature as a beacon of positivity in an often unforgiving world.
Luke Perry’s legacy extended beyond ‘BH90210.’ His former co-star, Shannen Doherty, who is currently battling stage four cancer, made a special appearance on the season four premiere of ‘Riverdale’ in 2019, a show in which Perry had a significant role. Doherty expressed her deep appreciation for the show’s efforts in honoring his memory, emphasizing that Luke’s presence is sorely missed and will be remembered today, tomorrow, and forever.