The actor is remembered by his Hollywood friends and fans after his passing.
Hollywood is in mourning after the shocking death of Luke Perry.
The "Beverly Hills, 90210" and "Riverdale" star passed away on Monday morning at St. Joseph's Hospital in Burbank, days after suffering a "massive" stroke at his Los Angeles home, reports TMZ. A rep for the actor confirmed his death.
The actor is survived by his two children, Jack, 21, and Sophie, 18, his kids with ex-wife, Rachel Minnie Sharp.
Perry's career began in the late '80s, with appearances on "Another World" and in the Twisted Sister music video for "Be Chrool to Your Scuel," before his big break as Dylan McKay on "90210." He appeared on 199 of the show's 293 episodes in a role that quickly made him a teen heartthrob of the '90s. He would also star in the "Buffy the Vampire Slayer" film, and on shows like "Oz" and "John In Cincinnati" before being cast as Archie's father, Fred, on "Riverdale."
As news of his passing spread, his former costars and Hollywood fans all shared their condolences online. Ian Ziering shared a photo of the two of them together, writing, "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. God please give him a seat close to to you, he deserves it."
Leonardo DiCaprio, who worked with Perry in Quentin Tarantino's upcoming "Once Upon a Time In Hollywood," also honored him online. "Luke Perry was a kindhearted and incredibly talented artist," he wrote. "It was an honor to be able to work with him. My thoughts and prayers go out to him and his loved ones."
Molly Ringwald, who played his estranged wife on "Riverdale, also wrote, "My heart is broken. I will miss you so much Luke Perry. Sending all my love to your family." The show's creator, Roberto Aguirre Sacasa, also tweeted: "So heartbroken about Luke. He was a father, brother, friend, and mentor. Each night before he had to shoot a scene, he'd call me and we'd talk about...everything. I will miss those calls. And my heart goes out to all his family and friends."
"We are deeply saddened to learn today about the passing of Luke Perry," read a statement from the "Riverdale" showrunners and crew. "A beloved member of the Riverdale, Warner Bros. and CW family, Luke was everything you would hope he would be: an incredibly caring, consummate professional with a giant heart, and a true friend to all. A father figure and mentor to the show's young cast, Luke was incredibly generous, and he infused the set with love and kindness. Our thoughts are with Luke's family during this most difficult time."
The actor's "Buffy the Vampire Slayer" costars Kristy Swanson and David Arquette also left touching tributes. See more below, we'll update this post as more come in.
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.
I'm totally heartbroken. Luke took me under his wing the day I was cast and made me feel like I belonged. He was the most generous, wise soul with unmatched kindness. He treated everyone with love and joy. We had so much fun. Praying for his family.
So heartbroken about Luke. He was a father, brother, friend, and mentor. Each night before he had to shoot a scene, he'd call me and we'd talk about...everything. I will miss those calls. And my heart goes out to all his family and friends. 💔 pic.twitter.com/2GaFkV2mI7
So heartbroken to hear about Luke Perry. He was a good friend - I really admired his work ethic and kindness to all. I recently saw Luke at a Comic Con, looked so great and we had a wonderful reunion. We will deeply miss him and my thoughts go out to his family. #LukePerry pic.twitter.com/APyai6nVlC
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.
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I abruptly woke at 4:30am thinking about you Luke & I couldn't go back to sleep, then 5 hours later I hear you are gone. The tears won't stop & they never ever will. You were that guy, that forever friend, we always had each others back & I will always remember you this way... pic.twitter.com/7DtSvYdIGe
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 - Irreplaceable beautiful and kind human being, incredible friend, generous actor and adoring father to Jack and Sophie and loving partner to Madison we are all heartbroken. You are the love and you are the light. pic.twitter.com/X3ycTvmXsb
Luke and I worked together on “Scorchers” & “American Strays” way back in the beginning of both of our careers. We were all astonished when he became a heartthrob. We just saw him as a hardworking dedicated chameleon. He was an unpretentious, fun and easygoing guy. #RIPLukePerry pic.twitter.com/2GtT1EJKUE
Crushed. Luke Perry was truly a great guy. Warm, kind, generous and hard working. We met very young, I witnessed the grace with which he became a pop icon & parent. He's been an awesome example of how to stay decent in a swirl of crazy. Love to his family❤️ https://t.co/bGlTX8mNbB
The first person I remember watching on TV and thinking “that guy is cool” was Luke Perry. He made a kid from BK wanna go to Baja to surf for the weekend. My heart goes out to his loved ones. He will be missed.
When I was lucky enough to work with Luke Perry I told him about the pillow of his face I used to sleep with and he yelled "You are such a weirdo!" at me and it was the best. Sending love to his friends and family.
I had the pleasure and honor of meeting Mr. Luke Perry many times, most recently this past October in NYC. Devastated to hear the news. A piece of our childhood gone. But never forgotten. Love going out to his family, friends, fans, and co-stars and co-workers. RIP Luke 😇 💕 pic.twitter.com/43dUDFYNfc
Luke Perry was my 1st crush. Eh, more like obsession (I wore pins w his face on them to school 🙊) I used to dream of making it to LA just to meet him. I never got to, but I've always heard he was a really great person. 😔 Praying for his family & kids.... Rest in love ❤️❤️❤️❤️🌥
My first day on 90210 Luke brought me under his wings & made me feel welcome. His first words to me were “so how are the bitches treating you ?” It made me laugh & I felt like I had an ally in my corner. You set a tone and made sure I could thrive. It was my first real gig and..
But I had already been in love with #LukePerry since I was a teenager watching #DylanMcKay break hearts all up and thru Beverly Hills 90120. I met him and got to chat with him just this one time in 2017.
What a terrible tragedy about Luke Perry. He was such an icon in our childhoods and seemed like such a kind person. Life is so precious....#RIP Hopefully he is in his convertible @Porsche in heaven, cruising in the breeze...