Actor Luke Perry tragically died yesterday at the age of 52, following a huge stroke he had suffered from last week.

Hollywood has been left in shock today after 'Beverly Hills 90210' and 'Riverdale' star Luke Perry passed away. Here are some tributes that have been payed to the actor online, from his friends and colleagues that he worked with over the years.

His '90210' co-stars Jennie Garth and Shannen Doherty gave exclusive statements to People. Garth said:

My heart is broken. He meant so much to so many. Such a very special person. I share my deep sadness with his family and all who loved him. Such a terrible loss.

Doherty, who had known about Perry's illness, said:

I am in shock. Heartbroken. Devastated by the loss of my friend. I have so many memories with Luke that make me smile and that are forever imprinted on my heart and mind. Luke was a smart, quiet, humble and complex man with a heart of gold and never-ending well of integrity and love. Luke reached out to me during my cancer journey and we picked right back up, albeit older and wiser, but that connection remained intact. There is a special kind of love one has for each other when you are experiencing the journey we did on 90210 and of course life in general. Luke and I were working on show ideas for us. We wanted to work with each other again and create something special and meaningful for our fans at this stage in our lives. I will miss him every day. Every minute. Every second.

Doherty had posted a positive message for her friend days before his death, hoping that he would pull through.

 

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My friend. Holding you tight and giving you my strength. You got this.

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'Riverdale' co-star Molly Ringwald said "My heart is broken."

 

Kathleen Robertson had worked with Perry on '90210' through seasons four to six of the hit show.

 

Gabrielle Carteris worked with Perry for the first six series and said "You my friend were a mighty soul..."

 

And Christine Elise, who had a recurring role on the 90's show says she is "devastated."

 

Ian Ziering, who was a cast member on all 10 seasons of the show, gave a thoughtful tribute to his friend. He said "I will forever bask in the loving memories we've shared over the last thirty years..."


Marisol Nichols, who starred in 'Riverdale' with Perry, shared a selfie of the pair and has changed her Instagram profile to say "Luke."

 

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I don’t have any words now. Maybe I will later. 💔

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Ross Butler, who stars in 'Riverdale' describes Perry as a "Legend."

 

Lili Reinhart who stars as as Betty Cooper in 'Riverdale' who says that she "just can't believe it."

 

Roberto Aguirre-Sacasa, who is the showrunner of 'Riverdale' described Perry as "a father, brother, friend, and mentor."

 

The 'Riverdale' writers room Twitter account also saluted Perry.

 

The official account for the planned reboot of '90210' starring the original cast also paid tribute. Perry hadn't yet signed up for the new series.

 

Following Perry's sudden and tragic death, many people online have been sharing ways of stroke prevention. It is hoped that getting the awareness out there could save lives in the future.