Riverdale cast lead tributes to Luke Perry following his passing

4 March 2019, 20:30

Luke Perry's friends and co-stars are sharing tributes to the beloved actor on social media
Luke Perry's friends and co-stars are sharing tributes to the beloved actor on social media. Picture: Dimitrios Kambouris / Staff, @writerras via Twitter
Katie Louise Smith

By Katie Louise Smith

The entire Hollywood community and beyond are sharing stories and memories of the beloved Riverdale and Beverly Hills 90210 actor on social media.

Beloved Riverdale and Beverly Hills 90210 actor Luke Perry has passed away age 52.

Perry suffered a stroke last week (Feb 28) and was rushed to hospital. A statement announcing his death was released on March 4. At the time of his passing, he was surrounded by fiancee Wendy Madison Bauer, ex-wife Minnie Sharp, and children Jack and Sophie, among other family members and friends.

Following the devastating news, Riverdale co-stars, former Beverly Hills 90210 cast mates, friends and fellow actors shared their tributes on social media with nothing but fond memories and messages of love for his family.

In a joint statement, Riverdale EPs Roberto Aguirre-Sacasa, Greg Berlanti, Sarah Schechter and Jon Goldwater, Warner Bros. TV and The CW 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.”

Luke's Riverdale co-stars, Riverdale show runner Roberto Aguirre-Sacasa and the Riverdale writers room led the condolences on social media.

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Rest in Love bro.

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rest in peace legend

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Friends, fellow actors and literally almost anyone who had crossed paths with Luke in their career all shared their own tributes too.

We're sure there'll be plenty more tributes to come in the next few days.

Rest in peace, Luke. And thank you. 🖤