Remembering Luke Perry, dead at 52
Luke Perry, who played the beloved Dylan McKay on the hit coming-of-age series "Beverly Hills 90210," died Monday. He was 52.
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Gabrielle Carteris, who played Andrea Zuckerman in "Beverly Hills 90210," described her late costar Luke Perry as a "tremendous force."
In a statement, Carteris said she was "absolutely heartbroken" by Perry's death.
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Upon news of actor Luke Perry’s death, production on his television series “Riverdale” was shut down for the day, according to a source with knowledge of the matter.
In a statement to CNN, the studio and the executive producers of “Riverdale” said:
Actor Ian Ziering, who played Steve Sanders in "Beverly Hills 90210," tweeted a short message for his late costar Luke Perry.
"I will forever bask in the loving memories we've shared over the last thirty year," Ziering said in the tweet.
Read it below:
The official Twitter account for the Writers Room of "Riverdale" remembered Luke Perry as a "joyful and vibrant soul" on Monday.
Perry played Archie Andrews' father Fred in the hit CW drama, which was based on the characters from the Archie comics.
Here's the message from the writers:
Luke Perry started off as a teen heartthrob and was most recently seen as a protective dad on "Riverdale."
But it was his role as seemingly bad boy Dylan McKay on Fox’s “Beverly Hills 90210” in 1990 which shot Perry into the atmosphere. The series was both wildly popular and also criticized because of its willingness to take on controversial topics such as teens being sexually active.
Perry’s character was so popular among fans that in 1991 an expected crowd of 2,000 at a Florida mall turned into a stampede of 10,000 when he appeared at an autograph signing.
See a few of his memorable roles:
Celebrities are reacting to the news of the death of Luke Perry, who died Monday after suffering massive stroke. He was 52.
Here's what they are saying:
Baywatch star Nicole Eggert
Actress Molly Ringwald
Actor Scott Foley