Hollywood stars took to social media on Monday to pay tribute to Luke Perry.
The actor was hospitalized on Wednesday after suffering a major stroke. He died on Monday at the age of 52.
Perry was best known for his role as Dylan McKay on the Fox teen drama series Beverly Hills, 90210. He most recently played Fred Andrews on The CW series Riverdale.
Perry’s Beverly Hills, 90210 costar Ian Ziering addressed a tweet to the late actor. “Dearest Luke,I will forever bask in the loving memories we’ve shared over the last thirty years,” he wrote. “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.”
Fellow 90210 actor Gabrielle Carteris, who played Andrea Zuckerman on the series, said in a statement on Monday: “I am absolutely heartbroken. Luke was a tremendous force in the lives of so many. He was a very sensitive soul who was kind, generous and he fought for the underdog. He was a strong voice and an advocate who will be so missed by all who knew him. He has left his mark – never to be forgotten. My heart goes out to his family, friends and fans around the globe.”
Riverdale creator Roberto Aguirre-Sacasa took to Twitter to pay tribute to Perry. “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,” he tweeted along with a photo of Perry. “And my heart goes out to all his family and friends.”
The actor’s Riverdale costar Molly Ringwald, who played his ex-wife on the show, said her heart was “broken” on Twitter. “I will miss you so much Luke Perry. Sending all my love to your family,” she wrote.
Josh Gad took to Twitter to call the news of Perry’s death “absolutely heartbreaking.” The post was accompanied by a news report of his passing.
Jon Cryer also addressed the news on Twitter and referred to Perry as “a lovely guy.” He later wrote, “Luke Perry was a character actor in the body of a heartthrob.Much respect.”