Celebrities react to the shocking death of ‘Beverly Hills, 90210’ actor, Luke Perry

By Sarah Walker

Luke Perry – best known for his roles on Beverly Hills, 90210 and Riverdale – has died after suffering a massive stroke on Feb. 27. He was 52. The news was confirmed by his rep Arnold Robinson, who said he passed away surrounded by family and friends at St. Joseph's Hospital in Burbank.

The statement read: "He was surrounded by his children Jack and Sophie, fiancé Wendy Madison Bauer, ex-wife Minnie Sharp, mother Ann Bennett, step-father Steve Bennett, brother Tom Perry, sister Amy Coder, and other close family and friends. The family appreciates the outpouring of support and prayers that have been extended to Luke from around the world, and respectfully request privacy in this time of great mourning. No further details will be released at this time."

Many celebrities took to social media to express their shock over his passing, and to share best wishes with his family, including some co-stars. Ian Ziering, who worked with Luke on 90210, shared an emotional post about their friendship.

While Katie Couric passed along her support to Luke's family.

Joss Whedon, who directed the star in Buffy the Vampire Slayer, recounted his first meeting with the late actor.

Many others shared personal anecdotes about meeting the actor, or discussed the impact he had on their lives.

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