On Monday, March 4th, 2019, 90210 star, Luke Perry, died suddenly from a stroke. He was 52 years old.
Luke Perry’s death shocked millions. As a beloved actor who’s stared as a multi-generational heartthrob and hero, the news of his death was surreal. Fans, friends, and family of Luke Perry shared their shock on social media.
While the world suddenly grieved a great man and actor, none felt the shock and loss more than his children, Jack, 21, and Sophie Perry, 18. Both of Luke Perry’s children spoke out about their father’s death and their words truly captivated the hearts of millions.
Sophie spoke out the day after her father’s death. As a young girl, she shared the grief she felt by posting a simple message. She wrote: "A lot has happened in this past week for me. Everything is happening so fast. I made it back from Malawi just in time to be here with my family, And in the past 24 hours I have received an overwhelming amount of love and support. I cannot individually respond to the hundreds of beautiful and heartfelt messages, but I see them, and appreciate you all for sending positivity to my family and I. I’m not really sure what to say or do in this situation, it’s something you aren’t ever given a lesson on how to handle, especially when it’s all happening in the public eye. So bear with me and know that I am grateful for all the love. Just, being grateful quietly.”
The following day, On March 6th, 2019, Jack Perry shared his grief. He wrote, “He was a lot of things to a lot of people. To me, he was always Dad. He loved supported me in everything, and inspired me to be the best that I could possibly be. I’ve learned so much from you, and my heart is broken thinking about everything you won’t be here for. I’ll miss you every day that I walk this earth. I’ll do whatever I can to carry on your legacy and make you proud. I love you Dad.”
Jack’s words broke the hearts of fans everywhere; Jack and Sophie didn’t just lose an actor that they admired, they lost their father. Please pray for them as they learn to navigate this difficult time.
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