It just wouldn’t be the same without him. In the wake of Luke Perry‘s untimely death on Monday, March 4, an insider revealed that his former costar Shannen Doherty doesn’t think the Beverly Hills, 90210 reboot should go on without him.
“Luke was Shannen’s favorite in the cast,” an old friend of Shannen’s exclusively tells In Touch. “She’s devastated. She didn’t want to be in the reboot, she doesn’t even think they should do it without him. She just can’t believe he’s gone.”
The late actor was best known for his role in the iconic teen TV series Beverly Hills, 90210. He became one of the biggest teen heartthrobs of the ’90s thanks to his role as Dylan McKay, a brooding loner who captures the heart of Shannen’s character, Brenda Walsh. He went on to star in various film and TV roles, his most recent was his role as Archie Andrews’ dad in the CW teen series, Riverdale.
Contrary to popular demand, Perry and Shannen were never officially signed on to do the 90210 revival.
On February 27, Perry suffered a massive stroke at his home in Sherman Oaks, California and was rushed to a nearby hospital. Perry remained hospitalized until his death.
“He was surrounded by his children, Jack and Sophie, fianceé, Wendy Madison Bauer, ex-wife Minnie Sharp, mother Ann Bennett, stepfather Steve Bennett, brother Tom Perry, sister Amy Coder and other close family and friends,” Perry’s rep, Arnold Robinson, said in a statement to In Touch. “The family appreciates the outpouring of support and prayers that have been extended to Luke from around the world and respectfully request privacy in this time of great mourning. No further details will be released at this time.”
But Shannen, who was very close with Perry, was hopeful that her former costar was going to be just fine. “I will not talk about how he’s doing because it’s between the two of us, but I love him,” she tearfully told Us Weekly at an event in Culver City, California, on Sunday, March 3. “He’s going to be great.”