‘Beverly Hills 90210’ Alums Luke Perry, Jennie Garth Pay Tribute to Shannen Doherty

“I used to be threatened by your spirit, now I’m in awe of it,” Jennie Garth says

Last Updated: November 13, 2016 @ 4:57 PM

Jennie Garth and Luke Perry sent out messages of support and love to fellow “Beverly Hills, 90210” alum Shannen Doherty when the original cast reunited at REWindCon in Bloomingdale, Illinois, on Saturday.

“None of us are up here today without Shannen,” Perry said of Doherty, who is undergoing chemotherapy and radiation treatments to battle breast cancer. “She’s been through a lot. She’s not doing well right now but sometimes her contributions are minimized. She’s been thrown under the bus. I’ve been accused of driving it. But she’s a very big part of the success of this show. She taught me a lot. I’m glad she was my scene partner. She was great at what she did in the character with me.”

Among the other “90201” stars who attended were Garth, Tori Spelling, Jason Priestly, Gabrielle Carteris, Christine Elise and Vincent Young.

Garth, who played Brenda’s frenemy Kelly Taylor on the cult hit soap, posted a sentimental message on Instagram that day:

“To my soul sister @theshando strongest lady i’ve ever known. then and now,” Jennie wrote. “i used to be threatened by your spirit, now i’m in awe of it. you’ve taught me a lot about speaking my mind and not being afraid of my power. i’m so grateful that young me got to be friends with you. but especially ‘old’ me! the best is yet to come on this crazy journey!! love you! #fightlikeagirl #fightlikebrenda #aries”

Doherty was diagnosed with breast cancer in February 2015. Her battle with the disease was made public in August that year when she sued her former business management firm after her health insurance lapsed, TMZ reported.

After revealing that she had a single mastectomy earlier this year, the 45-year-old actress shared emotional pictures of herself shaving her head in August this year.

“It’s easier to live with cancer if I know I’m helping at least one person,” said Doherty.