Hearts broke across the world as the news of former Beverly Hills, 90210 star, Luke Perry, 52 passed away this morning. We can not imagine how hard it was for his publicist, Arnold Robinson to release a statement confirming his death after he suffered a massive stroke last week saying:
“Actor Luke Perry, 52, passed away today after suffering a massive stroke, the family appreciates the outpouring of support and prayers that have been extended to Luke from around the world, and respectfully request privacy in this time of great mourning. No further details will be released at this time.”
We best remember Luke Perry for playing the handsome trouble maker, Dylan McKay on Beverly Hills 90210 in the show’s first six seasons and surprised fans when he came back for seasons nine and 10. His former 90210 costars, Jennie Garth spoke out to People Magazine: “My heart is broken. He meant so much to so many. Such a very special person. I share my deep sadness with his family and all who loved him. Such a terrible loss.” And Ian Ziering tweeted a sweet tribute:
I will forever bask in the loving memories we've shared over the last thirty years. May your journey forward be enriched by the magnificent souls who have passed before you, just like you have done here, for those you leave behind.
— Ian Ziering (@IanZiering) March 4, 2019
More recently, Luke Perry played Archie’s father Fred Andrews on the popular teen TV show, Riverdale. The show creator, Roberto Aguirre-Sacasacast and some of his cast members spoke out on Twitter and Instagram with sweet messages sure to make you cry!
So heartbroken about Luke. He was a father, brother, friend, and mentor. Each night before he had to shoot a scene, he’d call me and we’d talk about…everything. I will miss those calls. And my heart goes out to all his family and friends. 💔 pic.twitter.com/2GaFkV2mI7
— RobertoAguirreSacasa (@WriterRAS) March 4, 2019
My heart is broken. I will miss you so much Luke Perry. Sending all my love to your family. ❤️ #LukePerry
— Molly Ringwald (@MollyRingwald) March 4, 2019
Luke Perry… you were a joyful and vibrant soul. You will be missed but most certainly your legacy will be remembered forever. Rest in love and peace, friend. #Riverdale
— Riverdale Writers Room (@RiverdaleWriter) March 4, 2019
Our prayers are with Luke’s family, friends, and fans. No further details will be released at this time according to the statement released by his publicist. We’ll keep you updated as the story develops.
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