The news of the death of Luke Perry sent shockwaves throughout Hollywood, leading many stars to express their condolences on social media.
The “90210” and “Riverdale” star passed away on Monday after suffering a stroke last week. Perry’s rep said the star was “surrounded by his children, Jack and Sophie, fiancé Wendy Madison Bauer, ex-wife Minnie Sharp, mother Ann Bennett, step-father Steve Bennett, brother Tom Perry, sister Amy Coder, and other close family and friends.”
Not long after his passing, many stars took to Twitter to pass along their feelings.
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
The first time I met Luke Perry we talked about what kind of movie we wanted “Buffy” to be. I asked if he’d ever seen “Near Dark” and he gave me a look of HOW DARE YOU SIR and I knew we’d get along. Funny, committed, and always gracious. He shouldn’t be gone.
— Joss Whedon (@joss) March 4, 2019
Dearest Luke- I am so heart broken and at a loss for words. You my friend were a mighty soul and have left your mark. My love and prayers to the family and all who loved you. RIP
— Gabrielle Carteris (@TheGabrielle_C) March 4, 2019
I’m finding it hard to grasp that he will no longer be around to give long hugs and share his wisdom and kindness with all of us.
I’m thinking of his family. His children.
I pray for them to heal and find peace in this devastating loss.
— Lili Reinhart (@lilireinhart) 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
— kathleen robertson (@kathleenrobert7) March 4, 2019
This is so so sad. Luke Perry has died at the age of 52 after suffering a massive stroke. He was surrounded by his children Jack and Sophie, fiancé Wendy, his ex-wife, and his family and friends. Thinking of them all today.💔 #LukePerry pic.twitter.com/1vbzN6Xvst
— Katie Couric (@katiecouric) March 4, 2019
The first person I remember watching on TV and thinking “that guy is cool” was Luke Perry. He made a kid from BK wanna go to Baja to surf for the weekend. My heart goes out to his loved ones. He will be missed.
— Jerry Ferrara (@jerryferrara) 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
Luke Perry (1966-2019) • Rest in Peace. pic.twitter.com/29BltxvjGC
— Golden Globe Awards (@goldenglobes) March 4, 2019
From Buffy to 90210 to Riverdale, thanks for entertaining us with your humor and charm. RIP Luke Perry.
Our hearts go out to his family, friends and Riverdale co-workers during this difficult time. pic.twitter.com/07dUxihfLX
— New York Comic Con (@NY_Comic_Con) March 4, 2019
Luke Perry, you were such a good man. Damn. Love to his loved ones.
— donal logue (@donallogue) March 4, 2019
LUKE PERRY WAS A GENTLEMAN AND A PROFESSIONAL, MAY HE REST IN PEACE
— Bryan Fuller (@BryanFuller) March 4, 2019
Luke Perry was a great actor and truly one of a kind. Watching him on 90210 was one of the reasons why I wanted to move to LA. Thinking of his family and friends on and off the set. Rest in peace.
— Ryan Seacrest (@RyanSeacrest) March 4, 2019
— Maureen McCormick (@MoMcCormick7) March 4, 2019
Luke Perry was a character actor in the body of a heartthrob.
— Jon Cryer (@MrJonCryer) March 4, 2019
The 90’s took a hit today. So fucking awful. Luke Perry and Keith Flint of Prodigy. Two icons that were apart of my life growing up. Never met either of them but only heard great things about both. Rest In Peace. You made so many people happy. 🙏 ❤️
— Nick Swardson (@NickSwardson) March 4, 2019
RIP Luke Perry .. big love to his friends and family ❤️😔🙏🏼tragic
— Kirstie Alley (@kirstiealley) March 4, 2019
RIP Luke Perry — so bummed out about this one.
— Bill Simmons (@BillSimmons) March 4, 2019
— Michael Rosenbaum (@michaelrosenbum) March 4, 2019
Super sad to hear the news about actor Luke Perry. Interviewed him several times, always such a lovely gentleman. Great guy. God bless him and his family. pic.twitter.com/YZq59joDK3
— Maria Shriver (@mariashriver) March 4, 2019
Luke Perry was humble and kind every time we crossed paths. I’m so sorry to hear of his passing.
— scott foley (@scottkfoley) March 4, 2019
RIP my friend. Too soon. #LukePerry
— Jim Beaver (@jumblejim) March 4, 2019
We are saddened to learn of the passing of Ohioan and avid Reds fan Luke Perry. We would like to extend our heartfelt condolences to his friends, family and loved ones. Our thoughts are with them during their difficult time.
Rest in peace, Luke. pic.twitter.com/cRQqsLlSfI
— Cincinnati Reds (@Reds) March 4, 2019
Luke Perry is one of the good guys in our business. He was always kind, and respectful, and happy to pass on what he had learned to young actors like me learning how to navigate the entertainment industry. #RIPLukePerry
— ERIC BALFOUR (@ERICBALFOUR) March 4, 2019
— Carson Daly (@CarsonDaly) March 4, 2019
Luke Perry – Irreplaceable beautiful and kind human being, incredible friend, generous actor and adoring father to Jack and Sophie and loving partner to Madison we are all heartbroken. You are the love and you are the light. pic.twitter.com/X3ycTvmXsb
— Patricia Arquette (@PattyArquette) March 4, 2019
RIP Luke Perry. In high school we all wanted to be as cool as you.
— Bryan Greenberg (@bryangreenberg) March 4, 2019
— Laura Vandervoort (@Vandiekins22) March 4, 2019
Luke Perry was a very nice regular humble hardworking guy and a Father. Very sad to hear this. Damn, so young.#LukePerry
— MichaelRapaport (@MichaelRapaport) March 4, 2019
#LukePerry was my first & only tv crush. If anyone in his family happens to see this: thank you for sharing your loved one with us. We mourn with you & cherish his memory always ❤️
— Rachael Leigh Cook (@RachaelLCook) March 4, 2019
I'm so sad about Luke Perry he was such a kind person. Enthusiastic and encouraging to everyone around him. <3 #RIP
— Felicia Day (@feliciaday) March 4, 2019
RIP Luke Perry. 💔 pic.twitter.com/g6rR5lqLUG
— Mayim Bialik (@missmayim) March 4, 2019
Condolences to the family of Luke Perry. 😞
— William Shatner (@WilliamShatner) March 4, 2019
So shocking so young! RIP sweet Luke. My love goes out to your family and friends. “Luke Perry passes away just days after the Beverly Hills 90210 star was rushed to the hospital” pic.twitter.com/lkTlKbh8Fj
— Marlee Matlin (@MarleeMatlin) March 4, 2019
RIP Luke Perry🙏🏻
— David Boreanaz (@David_Boreanaz) March 4, 2019
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I never met #LukePerry, but through our mutual friend @famousbouncers, he & @kjapa sent my daughters a sweet video saying hello just a few weeks ago. Luke was an icon of my generation and I’m really bummed out by his passing. So I just wanna say, Thanks for making my daughters’ day Luke and I promise to do what I can to do the same for your family.
I’m heartbroken to hear Luke Perry passed away. Sending love to his family and friends. R.I.P.
— alyson hannigan (@alydenisof) March 4, 2019