Celebrities react to the news of Luke Perry’s death
In the wake of Luke Perry’s death from a stroke at the age of 52, celebrities across social media posted their memories of the actor. While he was best known as bad boy Dylan McKay on Beverly Hills 90210, he had an accomplished career as an actor, and seemed to make a positive impression on people that he met.
Those who worked with him on Riverdale, where he played Archie’s father, Fred Andrews, were some of the first to share their heartfelt reactions.
Those who’d worked with him in other projects over the years, including Buffy the Vampire Slayer, Criminal Minds, Saturday Night Live, and of course 90210, also weighed in.
Leonardo DiCaprio, who will share the screen with Perry in Quentin Tarantino’s upcoming Once Upon a Time in Hollywood, also posted a moving tribute to his late co-star.
Even those who never got a chance to formally work with him shared their own anecdotes, speaking of a man who was always gracious, courteous, and humble — regardless of what their status was in Hollywood at the time.
The actor had been admitted to the hospital last week following a massive stroke, which led to his untimely death.