Brian Austin Green Says He Knows Luke Perry Is 'Looking Down' and 'Smiling'

Brian Austin Green opened up about the death of his former castmate Luke Perry.
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Brian Austin Green, who starred on "Beverly Hills, 90210" with the late Luke Perry, opened up about losing his friend — a "great guy."

“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," Green said.

The actor shared his feelings on Perry's death on the latest episode of his podcast, "...With Brian Austin Green."

“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 shared.

Perry was hospitalized last month after suffering a stroke, and after being sedated at the hospital, he did not recover. The actor died on March 4.

Most recently, Perry had starred on the CW drama "Riverdale," playing Fred Andrews, the father of Archie Andrews. He was most known, however, for playing Dylan McKay on "Beverly Hills, 90210" from 1990 to 1995. Perry was rushed to the hospital the same day that Fox announced plans for a six-episode "90210" reboot this summer. 

Green added: “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.”

Soon after Perry's death, some fans had wondered on social media why Green did not post a tribute similar to those of the other "90210" stars. Green replied to one Twitter user: "The passing of Luke is terrible. As was said by many, everyone grieves in different ways. If it’s too soon for you to attend what is meant to be a fun night for the fans then you don’t have to. Everyone should respect everyone’s process."

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