Luke Perry passed away this morning with his family surrounding him after he suffered a massive stroke last week. As news spread of the Riverdale and Beverly Hills, 90210 actor’s death, celebrities paid tribute on social media to the man who touched their lives, whether they acted alongside him, saw his work, or just knew him during his over three decades in the industry.
Here, their tributes. This post will be updated as more come in.
Riverdale Executive Producers Roberto Aguirre-Sacasa, Greg Berlanti, Sarah Schechter, and Jon Goldwater; Warner Bros. Television; and The CW
In a statement, they said:
We are deeply saddened to learn today about the passing of Luke Perry. A beloved member of the Riverdale, Warner Bros., and CW family, Luke was everything you would hope he would be: an incredibly caring, consummate professional with a giant heart and a true friend to all. A father figure and mentor to the show’s young cast, Luke was incredibly generous, and he infused the set with love and kindness. Our thoughts are with Luke’s family during this most difficult time.
Rachael Leigh Cook
“Luke Perry. One of the kindest men I had ever met. I did not have the pleasure of really knowing him but we all wanted to. My heart feels so much breaking for his family and friends. 💔 I am sorry. Rest In Peace #lukeperry”
Christine Elise McCarthy
“With the heaviest of hearts, I am devastated to tell you we lost Luke. I am still in shock and I have no words beyond saying he was a truly kind gentleman. He will be mourned and missed by everyone who know him and the millions who love him.
RIP, dearie Luke. Your time here was far too short.