RIP Luke Perry.
Luke Perry, star of such generation-defining works as Beverly Hills 90210, Buffy The Vampire Slayer, and most recently, Riverdale, the dark-tone Archie Comics adaptation on The CW, died on Monday morning from complications after he suffered a stroke.
Perry has been an icon of teen television for close to 30 years, with his career beginning in the early '90s with 90210.
He has been mourned across the board by co-stars and colleagues alike.
He left an impact on so many.
Luke Perry was a kindhearted and incredibly talented artist. It was an honor to be able to work with him. My though… https://t.co/05p5AyPcRG— Leonardo DiCaprio (@Leonardo DiCaprio) 1551734974.0
I just can’t believe it.— Lili Reinhart (@Lili Reinhart) 1551740885.0
I’m finding it hard to grasp that he will no longer be around to give long hugs and share his wisdom and kindness w… https://t.co/naonx0Z6vM— Lili Reinhart (@Lili Reinhart) 1551740772.0
Dearest Luke, I will forever bask in the loving memories we've shared over the last thirty years. May your journey… https://t.co/BjxhlMuZ2N— Ian Ziering (@Ian Ziering) 1551723960.0
As a young girl from Hamilton Ontario coming onto the biggest show in the world mid stream, Luke welcomed me from d… https://t.co/R7s8Z4ZLTG— kathleen robertson (@kathleen robertson) 1551724865.0
Oh God. I’m heart sick. I love you Luke. You were an angel and a friend to me. Loss for words. #LukePerry— emma caulfield ford (@emma caulfield ford) 1551722197.0
2/2 and your kindness was rarely matched. God bless you Luke. You’re with the rest of the angels. #RIPLukePerry you will be missed.— emma caulfield ford (@emma caulfield ford) 1551723285.0
One last thing about Luke, in a time where the #metoo movement has cast a deserved light on the bad men who have mi… https://t.co/jDNJshBhNx— emma caulfield ford (@emma caulfield ford) 1551724351.0
Roberto Aguirre-Sacasa, the lead writer on Riverdale, has spoken up to say that Perry's memory will be honored in every episode from hereon out.
"Going through pictures on my way to set. From the early days. With Luke in the middle. Our heart, always," he wrote on Instagram. "Tonight's episode of #Riverdale finds Fred doing what he does best―helping Archie. It is dedicated to Luke, as all episodes will be for the rest of our run. ❤️"
Others on the show spoke to how Perry was a "father figure" and "mentor" to the younger members of the cast.
"Luke was everything you would hope he would be: an incredibly caring, consummate professional with a giant heart, and a true friend to all," executive producers Greg Berlanti, Sarah Schechter, Jon Goldwater and Aguirre-Sacasa said in a statement after his death.
"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 first time I met Luke Perry we talked about what kind of movie we wanted “Buffy” to be. I asked if he’d ever se… https://t.co/RRbxMaMtBF— Joss Whedon (@Joss Whedon) 1551722926.0
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… https://t.co/nifCMo6DNt— Leslie Grossman (@Leslie Grossman) 1551723475.0
RIP my friend. Too soon. #LukePerry— Jim Beaver (@Jim Beaver) 1551724441.0
Absolutely devastating news. Luke Perry~ you left us way too soon. Such a kind soul. My prayers are with his family and dear friends. 💔— Debra Messing (@Debra Messing) 1551731600.0
RIP Luke Perry. In high school we all wanted to be as cool as you.— Bryan Greenberg (@Bryan Greenberg) 1551722575.0
We are all having a hard time processing Perry's death.
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Perry helped shape a generation of media consumers.
It’s taken me a couple of days to figure out how to write this... My dear friend of 29 years, Luke Perry, was on… https://t.co/MJobELFQYm— Jason Priestley (@Jason Priestley) 1551946379.0
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R.I.P my dude. Luke was a former neighbor of mine. He was about family and living the good life. When and elderly n… https://t.co/gl61xmEjj7— Mike Colter (@Mike Colter) 1551895456.0
My heart is broken. I will miss you so much Luke Perry. Sending all my love to your family. ❤️ #LukePerry— Molly Ringwald (@Molly Ringwald) 1551722916.0
We will forever miss you, Mr. Perry.