LOS ANGELES (FOX 11) - Actor Luke Perry, known for roles in “Beverly Hills 90210” and “Riverdale,” died on Monday after suffering a massive stroke last week. He was 52.
News of his death triggered an outpouring of mourning from former co-stars, friends and fans from around the world on social media.
Former "90210" co-star Ian Ziering said he will "forever bask in the loving memories" the two shared over the last 30 years.
Dearest Luke,— Ian Ziering (@IanZiering) March 4, 2019
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.
Charlie Sheen said Perry “made every situation better” and said he was “truly honored” to have known him.
L.P.— Charlie Sheen (@charliesheen) 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.
“My heart is broken. I will miss you so much Luke Perry,” actor Molly Ringwald posted on Twitter. “Sending all my love to your family.”
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
The official “Riverdale” writer’s room Twitter account called Perry a “joyful and vibrant soul.”
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
Alyson Stoner, who played Perry's daughter in the film "Alice Upside Down," wrote she was "grateful" to have known him.
"Big Bang Theory" star Mayim Bialik shared a portrait of Perry on Twitter: "RIP Luke Perry," she posted with a broken-heart emoji.
RIP Luke Perry. 💔 pic.twitter.com/g6rR5lqLUG— Mayim Bialik (@missmayim) March 4, 2019
Ryan Seacrest said watching Perry on "90210" inspired him to move to Los Angeles.
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
An Ohio native, the Cincinnati Reds shared a photo of Perry with former Reds player Ken Griffey Jr.
We are saddened to learn of the passing of Ohioan and avid Reds fan Luke Perry. We would like to extend our heartfelt condolences to his friends, family and loved ones. Our thoughts are with them during their difficult time.— Cincinnati Reds (@Reds) March 4, 2019
Rest in peace, Luke. pic.twitter.com/cRQqsLlSfI
Actor Scott Foley called Perry "humble and kind."
Luke Perry was humble and kind every time we crossed paths. I’m so sorry to hear of his passing.— scott foley (@scottkfoley) March 4, 2019
Perry has played Fred Andrews, father of main character Archie Andrews, for three seasons on “Riverdale,” the CW series that gives a dark take on “Archie” comics, and has been slated for a fourth.
He was tapped for heartthrob status along with Jason Priestley on “Beverly Hills, 90210” for his role as Dylan McKay. The hit series ran from 1990 to 2000.
The same day he was hospitalized, FOX TV announced that it would be running a six-episode return of “90210” that features most of the original cast, but Perry was not among those announced.