Shannen Doherty Is Mourning the Death of Her Best Friend Deborah Waknin-Harwin

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Actress Shannen Doherty is mourning once again.

During a span of years that has given the actress more than her share of bad news, including the return of her breast cancer and the death of cherished friend and fellow actor Luke Perry, the former Beverly Hills 90210 actress is now mourning the death of her best friend and famed Hollywood stylist Deborah Waknin-Harwin. The two friends had been battling cancer together as of late, but their friendship began long before the disease caught up to them.

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“She smiled, a lot,” Doherty said in part on her Instagram page alongside pictures of her and her cherished friend. “She radiated beauty, intelligence and goodness. She was and is wedged into my heart so deeply. We were more than best friends. We were sisters. Tied to each other by the universe, by our very essences that recognized each other instantly. Deb I hope you are dancing on tables again, having a tequila and shooting the shit with God. I will miss you forever, your advice, your laughter, your frankness. I will so miss you. I already do. I already feel it, this part of my heart missing.”

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Around 28 years ago when I met Deborah, she made me squeeze into very tight red patent pants. It was an instant friendship. A friendship that in 28 years has endured, grown and been cherished by us both. She taught me to play backgammon. She introduced me to the island of ST. Barth which started our girl trips there. She taught me that when she dressed me, I looked better lol. We were together thru boyfriends and husbands. Divorces, tears and laughter. We danced on tables (and fell off them- inside joke) all around the world together. I was her maid of honor at her wedding to the love of her life Craig. We cried when she called to tell me she was pregnant with her extraordinary daughter Olivia. She spoke 5 plus languages fluently. We went to the same high school we discovered. We worked on shows together. We grew up…. together. She was a constant. Thru my cancer and I for her when she got diagnosed 4 years ago. She smiled, a lot. She radiated beauty, intelligence and goodness. She was and is wedged into my heart so deeply. We were more than best friends. We were sisters. Tied to each other by the universe, by our very essences that recognized each other instantly. Deb I hope you are dancing on tables again, having a tequila and shooting the shit with God. I will miss you forever, your advice, your laughter, your frankness. I will so miss you. I already do. I already feel it, this part of my heart missing. Deborah Waknin Harwin I love you.

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The two shared quite the friendship, a friendship that lasted for over 28 years when the two first met.

“She taught me to play backgammon,” Doherty wrote. “She introduced me to the island of St. Barth which started our girl trips there. She taught me that when she dressed me, I looked better lol. We were together thru boyfriends and husbands. Divorces, tears and laughter. We danced on tables (and fell off them — inside joke) all around the world together. I was her maid of honor at her wedding to the love of her life Craig. We cried when she called to tell me she was pregnant with her extraordinary daughter Olivia.”

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We send our condolences to all those that mourn Deborah’s death.