Luke Perry died on Monday at the age of 52 after suffering a massive stroke. The actor became known in the 1990s through the series "Beverly Hills, 90210". In it he played bad boy Dylan McKay and turned women around the world. The sadness about his death is great. His former co-stars can't believe the loss.
I will miss him every day
Shannen Doherty played Brenda Walsh, Luke Perry's Dylan's first love. In a statement shared with People, she said: "I am shocked. My heart is broken. Devastated by the loss of my boyfriend. I have so many memories of Luke that make me smile and will live in my heart forever and flow into my mind." "Luke was a smart, quiet, humble and complex man with a heart of gold filled with integrity and love," Doherty continued.
Perry got in touch with her after her cancer diagnosis became known and they immediately got in touch again. Doherty also said Perry put his family first. He was incredibly proud of his two children, son Jack and daughter Sophie. "You were his heart and for him his greatest achievement." Doherty last saw Perry in February, over lunch. He seemed absolutely happy. "I'll miss him every day. Every minute. Every second."
He was a very special person
Jennie Garth played Kelly Taylor. Her character was involved with Luke Perry's Dylan at the end of the original series. In her statement released by People, she said: "My heart is broken. He meant so much to so many. He was a very special person. I share my deepest sorrow with his family and everyone who loved him. Such a terrible loss."
Ian Ziering aka Steve Sanders posted a slightly blurred photo of himself and Perry to his Instagram account and wrote: "Dearest Luke I will forever remember the loving memories we have shared over the past thirty years have, bask. May your onward journey be enriched with all the glorious souls that died before you, just as you did here for those left behind. God please give him a place near you, he deserves it."
Actress Rebecca Gayheart starred in the series as Antonia "Toni" Marchette. Her character married Luke Perry's Dylan, but died a serial death shortly after the marriage. The 47-year-old published a series of photos with Perry via Instagram. She explained that her heart was simply broken and that she needed a little more time to find more words.
Until his death, Luke Perry played Fred Andrews, the father of the main character Archie Andrews, in the series "Riverdale". Filming was suspended on Monday to give the cast and crew time to mourn. It's still unclear how Perry's character will continue.