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Celebrities And Fans Are Paying Tribute To Luke Perry

As the news of his untimely death spreads, friends and fans are sharing their feelings and memories of Luke Perry

Less than a week after suffering a massive stroke at his home in California, long-time television star and teen heartthrob Luke Perry has died at the age of 52. As everyone processes this sad news, from his former co-stars, to his friends and fans, people are sharing their love, their condolences, and their memories.

Since his stroke, we’ve heard from his co-stars on his breakout show, Beverly Hills 90210, where he played the off-the-charts cool Dylan McKay.

Co-star Shannen Doherty, who played Brenda Walsh, shared this heartbreaking photo shortly after his stroke.

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Doherty also opened up in an interview with Entertainment Television about being in contact with Perry after his stroke, but before his death.

“I can’t talk about it here because I will literally start crying but I love him and he knows I love him,” said Doherty. “It’s Luke, and he’s my Dylan.”

Another 90210 co-star, Ian Ziering (Steve Sanders), posted just hours after Perry’s death.

“Dearest Luke,” he wrote. “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. God please give him a seat close to to you, he deserves it.”

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Riverdale creator Roberto Aguirre-Sacasa wrote, “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.”

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

Riverdale co-star and fellow teen idol Molly Ringwald also posted after hearing the news: “My heart is broken. I will miss you so much Luke Perry. Sending all my love to your family.”

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

Other friends and famous fans from around Hollywood began posting their remembrances on Monday morning, whether they new the star personally or whether they had just grown up watching Perry on shows and movies like 90210, Oz, John From Cincinnati, or Buffy the Vampire Slayer.

Luke Perry was grounded and sweet. He told the best stories and set a great example of how an actor can handle success and fame with grace and humility. R.I.P., Luke.

— Misha Collins (@mishacollins) March 4, 2019

Many specifically remembered moments where Dylan ruled the screen on 90210.

I remember when Dylan McKay was the coolest guy on television. #RIPLukePerry

— andy lassner (@andylassner) March 4, 2019

DYLAN MCKAY AT A POOL TABLE MAKES PAUL NEWMAN LOOK LIKE PAUL BLART pic.twitter.com/eTI5c08frD

— Sam (@danceremix) March 4, 2019

Dylan McKay’s first words on 90210 were when he stopped two goons from bullying a nerd. Luke Perry played that role with such sensitivity and kindness, and I just can’t stop thinking about his first moment on screen.

— Maggie Hendricks (@maggiehendricks) March 4, 2019

The moment Dylan McKay drove his black Porsche onto the West Beverly High lot, our lives changed forever. pic.twitter.com/hquXWhvh41

— E! News (@enews) March 4, 2019

Fans also remembered Perry, simply for the impact he had on their lives.

Really saddened to hear about the death of Luke Perry. I was in college at the height of 90210. I damn near failed macroeconomics because of the 90210-Melrose Place Monday night doubleheader. BTW, Dylan + Kelly > Dylan + Brenda.

— Jemele Hill (@jemelehill) March 4, 2019

Luke Perry was grounded and sweet. He told the best stories and set a great example of how an actor can handle success and fame with grace and humility. R.I.P., Luke.

— Misha Collins (@mishacollins) March 4, 2019

RIP Luke Perry. One of my favorite days of the 2008 campaign was registering voters with ‘Dylan McKay’ at a Bruce Springsteen concert at OSU. A proud OH native, he took extra time to come into the campaign HQ and thank Obama-Biden staff & vols. So kind & down to earth.

— Olivia Alair Dalton (@OliviaAlair) March 4, 2019

Writers’ rooms, publications, networks, and other media outlets also shared the loss.

For Vanity Fair’s July 1992 cover story, Luke Perry traced his ascent from small-town Ohio to Beverly Hills: “It was never about escape. I felt like I belonged on a screen… I always felt like I was one of them and in a matter of time I’d get there.” https://t.co/TKNqpImcSp pic.twitter.com/r9liFN4Avd

— VANITY FAIR (@VanityFair) March 4, 2019

Fox has released a statement on Luke Perry’s death: “Luke will always be part of the FOX family. Our thoughts and prayers are with his loved ones during this extremely difficult time. He will be deeply missed” https://t.co/1WZp8VrPRR

— Hollywood Reporter (@THR) 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

This sad news comes just days after a six-episode 90210 reboot was announced by Fox. Because of his commitment to filming Riverdale, it wasn’t clear if Perry could be involved in the revival, though guest appearances or cameos were possibilities.

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