Shannen Doherty and Jason Priestley remembered the 90210 castmate Luke Perry during a Beverly Hills 90210 panel at MegaCon Orlando.
According to People, during the recent gathering, Doherty, 52, and Priestley, 54, reflected on the loss of their beloved co-star, who tragically passed away at the age of 52 following a stroke in March 2019.
Both actors expressed the lingering void they feel in their lives without Perry nearly five years after his demise.
The mention of Perry’s name, with whom Doherty shared on-screen romance in the 1990s hit series, stirred deep emotions within the Charmed actress, causing her eyes to well up with tears.
"It was shocking," she shared at the MegaCon. Noting her stage four cancer diagnosis, she went on to say, "I have a very visceral reaction whenever someone brings up Luke because as someone with cancer – and really horrible cancer at stage four – I thought I would be the first to go."
"It really just sent me for a tailspin," she recounted that time when she came to know Perry's death.
Additionally, Priestley shed some light on Perry’s influence on the 90210 set.
"Luke was a huge part of our show. He was a total joker. He would come to work and always break the tension and make everybody laugh," he recalled Perry's cheerful personality.
The Private Eyes alum went on to rave about Perry’s professionalism, "But then he was also incredibly professional, and always there, and always committed to what he was doing."
Priestly dubbed Perry as a "big-hearted guy" with a unique relationship with each of his cast members.