Following the shocking and tragic passing of beloved actor Luke Perry, Hollywood is mourning the loss and sharing emotional tributes to the late actor. The actor passed away on March 4, 2019 at the age of 52 after previously suffering a “massive” stroke on February 27, 2019. Luke Perry rose to fame on Beverly Hills, 90210 as Dylan McKay and went on to star in films including The Fifth Element, 8 Seconds, and Buffy the Vampire Slayer and most recently starred on the hit teen drama Riverdale as Fred Andrews. In his many years in the industry, he was known as a humble and caring man with a passion for acting. His loss is being felt by many, and here are some emotional tributes from those in Hollywood including his costars, friends, and those who simply adored Perry and his work.
Actress Shannen Doherty who played Perry’s on-screen love interest Brenda Walsh on Beverly Hills, 90210 has had a very difficult time coping with his death. “I am in shock. Heartbroken. Devastated by the loss of my friend. I have so many memories with Luke that make me smile and that are forever imprinted on my heart and mind,” the 47-year-old said in a statement. She later shared an Instagram tribute to her former costar, writing, “Yesterday morning I got a phone call that devastated me. I’m struggling with this loss and am having a hard time with my thoughts. But, my heart goes out to his family and friends who were blessed by his light in their (and mine) lives. Processing this is impossible right now.”