Celebrities reacted Monday to the shocking and heartbreaking news that Luke Perry had passed away after suffering a massive stroke last week. He was 52.
The “Riverdale” and “90210” star died at St. Joseph’s Hospital in Burbank, surrounded by his family and friends, per Perry’s rep according to TMZ. (RELATED: Luke Perry Hospitalized After Massive Stroke)
“My heart is broken. I will miss you so much Luke Perry. Sending all my love to your family,” Perry’s co-star Molly Ringwald tweeted Monday, shortly after news broke of his death. (RELATED: Remember When I Said ‘Riverdale’ Was Awful? That Might Have Been A Bad Call)
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
“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. God please give him a seat close to you, he deserves it,” his “90210” co-star Ian Ziering captioned a great pic of the late star and him on Instagram. (RELATED: Photos: The Ladies Of ‘Riverdale” Strip Down For Stunning Cosmo Magazine Spread)
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Others who reacted included stars like Rosie O’Donnell, Joss Whedon and Olivia Munn, just to name a few.
— ROSIE (@Rosie) March 4, 2019
— Josh Gad (@joshgad) 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
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
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
Rest in love, Luke Perry. pic.twitter.com/5wpLcbYdUD
— Olivia Munn (@oliviamunn) 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 .. big love to his friends and family tragic
— Kirstie Alley (@kirstiealley) March 4, 2019
RIP Luke Perry. pic.twitter.com/g6rR5lqLUG
— Mayim Bialik (@missmayim) March 4, 2019
Luke Perry was a character actor in the body of a heartthrob.
— Jon Cryer (@MrJonCryer) March 4, 2019
Crushed. Luke Perry was truly a great guy. Warm, kind, generous and hard working. We met very young, I witnessed the grace with which he became a pop icon & parent. He’s been an awesome example of how to stay decent in a swirl of crazy. Love to his family https://t.co/bGlTX8mNbB
— Seth Green (@SethGreen) 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
your giant heart,
enchanted so many
with brilliant aplomb.
R.I.P good sir.
to have known you
all of these years.
— Charlie Sheen (@charliesheen) March 4, 2019
— Carson Daly (@CarsonDaly) March 4, 2019
“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 statement read from the CW network. “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.”
“The family appreciates the outpouring of support and prayers that have been extended to Luke from around the world,” per the late actor’s rep. “No further details will be released at this time.”