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Brian Austin Green Said He Texted Luke Perry After He Died

Brian Austin Green said he's still mourning his dear friend and former 'Beverly Hills: 90210' co-star, Luke Perry.

Perry died earlier this month aged 52 after suffering a stroke at his home in Los Angeles.

Green has now spoken out publicly for the first time about Perry's passing, explaining on his podcast ...with Brian Austin Green that he's still in mourning and "shocked" by the loss.

“I don’t fully believe that Luke is gone," he said. " Luke has been in my life for a long time, and we had a really special relationship. I’m learning now that Luke really had a special relationship with a lot of people.”

The Anger Management actor said that he even sent Perry a text message after he died, "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,” he said.

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“And I know he is. I know he’s looking down and I know he’s smiling. … Knowing Luke, he is not one that wants us to mourn him. He wants us to celebrate him.”

Green said that the original Beverly Hills: 90210 cast held a sombre impromptu reunion at Gabrielle Carteris' house to remember the impact Perry had on them all.

"People I haven’t seen in like, 18 years at least,” Green said. “It was very mixed emotions, because you were happy to everybody and you felt like, ‘God, it’s been too long,’ and it was great, but what a horrible reason to have to see everybody again. It was definitely interesting.”
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Green said that the 90210 family always knew that they'd have a tough time saying goodbye to cast members and friends but "not this soon".

"Not in such an abrupt way," he said of losing Perry.

Green -- along with former co-stars including Jennie Garth and Tori Spelling -- had been trolled online for not posting about Perry's death quickly enough. 

The actor calmly replied to the haters on his Instagram page, explaining that "everyone grieves in different ways".

"Everyone should respect everyone's process," he said.

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