Luke Perry’s celebrity friends have paid tribute after the Beverly Hills, 90210 star died at the age of 52.
Perry suffered a massive stroke at his home in Sherman Oaks on Wednesday, and was rushed to hospital, where he remained under observation until his death on Monday.
Ian Ziering, who starred opposite Luke for ten years on their iconic teen show, wrote: ‘Dearest Luke, 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.’
Likewise, Molly Ringwald, who played Luke’s onscreen wife on the hit show Riverdale, wrote on Twitter: ‘My heart is broken. I will miss you so much Luke Perry. Sending all my love to your family. ❤️ #LukePerry’
Devastated: Luke Perry’s Beverly Hills 90210 co-star Ian Ziering paid tribute
In their youth: The two worked together for ten years on Aaron Spelling’s hit show
Luke Perry’s Riverdale co-star Molly Ringwald tweets ‘my heart is broken’ as celebrity friends pay tribute to Beverly Hills, 90210 star
Onscreen wife: Molly played Luke’s other half on the hit show Riverdale
Talk show Busy Philipps called the death heartbreaking, sharing a photo of the late actor.
Frozen actor Josh Gad was first to tweet after the sad news was revealed, expressing his shock.
‘Heartbreaking. Absolutely heartbreaking. RIP #LukePerry,’ he wrote.
Actress Marlee Matlin shared an old photo, writing that the death was ‘so shocking’
Shock: Michael Rosenbaum wrote: ‘Are you kidding me? So Sad.’
Tributes: Hie fellow celebs were quick to share their sadness at the sudden death of the star
Horrified: Journalist Katie Couric said she was ‘thinking of’ Luke’s family
A statement from Luke’s publicist read: ‘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.’
The actor is survived by his son Jack, 21, and daughter Sophie, 18, from his marriage to ex-wife Rachel Sharp.
It was announced on the same day Perry was hospitalized that Fox would be reviving 90210 with most of the original cast.
Tribute: Frozen actor Josh Gad was first to tweet after the sad news was revealed, expressing his shock
Perry got his start with a 10 episode stint on the popular series Another World, but shot to fame in the early 1990s thanks to his role on 90210.
That show ran for 10 seasons beginning in 1990 and still lives on in reruns, with Perry filming 199 episodes.
He played the show’s leading man, the handsome loner Dylan McKay, alongside co-stars Jennie Garth, Jason Priestley and Tori Spelling.
At the same time, he also appeared in a number of films, including the original Buffy the Vampire Slayer, The Fifth Element and Scorchers.
He was also an accomplished voice actor, filming episodes for animated series including Mortal Kombat, The Simpsons, Johnny Bravo, The Incredible Hulk and more.
In the wake of 90210 he appeared on a number of TV shows, including Oz, Windfall and John From Cincinatti, but none that reached the heights of 90210.
He had starred on the CW series Riverdale up until his death, and had recently filmed a role in Quentin Tarantino’s latest film Once Upon A Time In Hollywood alongside Brad Pitt, Leonardo DiCaprio and Margot Robbie.
In addition to his acting career, Perry had been an advocate for colon cancer testing after discovering he had precancerous growths during a 2015 colonoscopy.