Beverly Hills 90210: wounded, sick, ruined… The curse of the actors of the series

The death of Luke Perry had caused a great stir among his fans in March 2019. Seeing leave, so young (the actor was only 52 years old), a star that we adored during his teenage years inevitably arouses a lot of emotion. Very quickly after the terrible stroke which took away their hero, many fans have also wanted him to receive a star on Hollywood Boulevard. According to TMZ, the request could be granted … but not right away. Because each year, only one star is awarded posthumously. Wendy Madison Bauer, the actor’s fiancee, thanked fans of the latter, and paid tribute to him by indicating that “the eleven and a half years spent with him had been the most beautiful of (his) life”.

But this drama is unfortunately not the first to hit the cast of one of the first mega-series for teenagers. Between accidents, illnesses and twists of fate, fate seems to have gone after the ex-golden boys and girls of the small screen …

Jennie Garth: heart disease

In 2009, Kelly Taylor’s interpreter learned that she was suffering from heart disease. “It’s something that, over time, could become dangerous and more complicated, she explained. Some people have had to have valves replaced.” At 48, the American has not yet had an operation. “But I am prepared for this eventuality, it is the key to recovery.”

Shannen Doherty: her fight against cancer

The unforgettable Brenda Walsh, now 49, saw her life turn upside down in 2015 when she was diagnosed with breast cancer. There followed a long fight, a mastectomy and chemotherapy and radiotherapy treatments. “Sometimes, we have the impression that we will not get out of this, she said in 2016. But it’s okay. Hope takes over.” And indeed, the actress has been in remission since 2017.

Jason Priestley: a terrible accident in the middle of the race

In 2002, the famous brandon Walsh, mad about racing cars, almost never recovered from a terrible rally accident. His spine was shattered and his feet fractured. A severe test for the actor, now aged 50, who had received several months of rehabilitation: “I had also torn my nose and fractured the brow bone and cheekbones. The surgeons had to reconstruct a part of my skull. “

Tori Spelling: ruined by her mother

For Tori, 47, who played Donna Martin on screen, money had never been an issue. Daughter of Aaron Spelling, the billionaire creator of the series, she grew up in a golden cocoon. But when the producer died in 2006, things changed: Candy, Aaron’s widow, deprived her of her inheritance. Of the expected $ 500 million, Tori only received 800,000! Since then, the mother of five has struggled to make ends meet.

Ian Ziering: a turnip soup

Between 1990 and 2000, the interpreter of Steve Sanders made the front pages of magazines. But the after-Beverly Hills was not as easy for him. At 56, the subscriber to girls – including the Sharknado saga in which he gives the answer to cardboard sharks and Tara Reid – also plays strippers for tourists in Las Vegas. Ian Ziering has just learned of the death of Jed Allan, who played the role of Rush, his father in the series, who died on March 9, at the age of 84.

Brian Austin Green: unworthy father

At 47, the interpreter of David Silver is married to Megan Fox, with whom he has three children. Before, he had a son with Vanessa Marcil, another actress from 90210. In 2018, she published an open letter in which she said that their son, Kassius, 16, had not been in contact with his father for over. six-year-old when she had had to fight for eight years for primary custody: “He and Megan cut him out of their lives completely.”

Gabrielle Carteris: facial paralysis

The one who played Andrea Zuckerman, the gang’s nerd, had to fight against partial facial paralysis for more than six months. She almost never spoke again, because of an injury which occurred on the set of a telefilm, in 2006: “I was losing the ability to speak. Even today, at 59 years old, I have irreparable sequelae to the face. ” The one who became president of an actors’ union had not left her home for nearly a year.

Brenda, Kelly, Brandon or Dylan… Our TV stars of the 1990s! © BESTIMAGE

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