Luke Perry, best known for playing the role of Dylan in Beverly Hills 90210 for ten season, has died. The actor, who has more recently starred as Archie’s father Fred in Riverdale, never recovered from the massive stroke he suffered last week. He died today surrounded by his fiancée and children.
Perry has had a long and successful career in movies like 8 Seconds and Buffy the Vampire Slayer, as well as steady television work since his stint on 90210 in shows like Community and The Simpsons.
He also seemed like a really good guy, a rarity in Hollywood.
I didn’t know Luke Perry personally but every time I saw him in a restaurant he would stop and make silly faces with a random baby. Every single time. Rest In Peace.— Shoshannah Stern (@Shoshannah7) March 4, 2019
The last time I saw Luke Perry he asked me if I wanted to smooch his brand-new puppy Daisy. I did and I did and I'll always remember him that way.— Joanna Robinson (@jowrotethis) March 4, 2019
Luke Perry was very kind to bar staff, which is some of the highest praise you can give to famous people. RIP— Brandy Jensen (@BrandyLJensen) March 4, 2019
So shocking so young! RIP sweet Luke. My love goes out to your family and friends. “Luke Perry passes away just days after the Beverly Hills 90210 star was rushed to the hospital” pic.twitter.com/lkTlKbh8Fj— Marlee Matlin (@MarleeMatlin) March 4, 2019
RIP Luke Perry. 💔 pic.twitter.com/g6rR5lqLUG— Mayim Bialik (@missmayim) March 4, 2019
Super sad to hear the news about actor Luke Perry. Interviewed him several times, always such a lovely gentleman. Great guy. God bless him and his family. pic.twitter.com/YZq59joDK3— Maria Shriver (@mariashriver) March 4, 2019
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 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.— Joss Whedon (@joss) March 4, 2019
Luke Perry was a kindhearted and incredibly talented artist. It was an honor to be able to work with him. My thoughts and prayers go out to him and his loved ones.— Leonardo DiCaprio (@LeoDiCaprio) March 4, 2019
I didn't know Luke Perry, but the love and respect shown by those who did indicates that a good, kind man is gone and we need all of them we can get. RIP.— Michael McKean (@MJMcKean) March 4, 2019
My heart goes out to Luke Perry's family, he was a really good guy. I’ll miss seeing you around, buddy. pic.twitter.com/TU7Vt34VAx— Danny Trejo (@officialDannyT) March 4, 2019
Luke Perry. My teen crush. I’m glad I got to tell you. Sheepishly red faced and all. You were lovely and you gave great hugs. Grateful to witness and experience your kindness and warmth. #RestInPeace love. Blessings to your family.— Rosario Dawson (@rosariodawson) March 4, 2019
RIP Luke Perry. My heart hurts for your family❤️— Viola Davis (@violadavis) March 4, 2019
I’m not sure what else to add, except that this is heartbreaking. Rest in Peace, Luke Perry.