LOS ANGELES — With a career that took off in a famous zipcode and was bookended all-too-soon in a town called Riverdale, Luke Perry had an acting career that spanned decades and touched multiple generations of television viewers.
His reach can be seen in the breadth of peers and colleagues who are remembering Perry upon news of his death at age 52.
Perry died Monday after suffering what his publicist said was “a massive stroke.”
From his “Beverly Hills 90210” co-stars to those who worked with him on CW’s “Riverdale,” Perry is being remembered as a guy as seemingly cool as the character who made him famous.
“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.”
“My heart is broken. I will miss you so much Luke Perry. Sending all my love to your family. ❤️ #LukePerry”
“RIP Luke Perry. In high school we all wanted to be as cool as you.”
“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.”
“Luke Perry was humble and kind every time we crossed paths. I’m so sorry to hear of his passing.”
Christine Elise McCarthy
“With the heaviest of hearts, I am devastated to@tell you we lost Luke. I am still in shock and I have no words beyond saying he was a truly kind gentleman. He will be mourned and missed by everyone who know him and the millions who love him.
RIP, dearie Luke. Your time here was far too short.”
Emma Caufield Ford
“Oh God. I’m heart sick. I love you Luke. You were an angel and a friend to me. Loss for words. #LukePerry”
“Heartbreaking. Absolutely hearbreaking. RIP #LukePerry.”
“So shocking so young! RIP sweet Luke. My love goes out to your family and friends.”
“Luke Perry gone too soon. Rest in peace man.”
“RIP Luke Perry.”
“Luke Perry was a character actor in the body of a heartthrob. Much respect.”
“My heart goes out to his friends and family. Such a tragic loss.”
“I’m so sad about Luke Perry he was such a kind person. Enthusiastic and encouraging to everyone around him. <3 #RIP”
“IN SHOCK. DEAR GOD… ”
“Dear Luke ..love love and my heart is so sad I’m sending love to your family and Alexis is waiting for you, you will laugh and dance God bless you”
“Condolences to the family of Luke Perry. ”
“…i am truly honored to have known you all of these years.”