Monday 14 October 2019

Luke Perry’s Riverdale co-star Molly Ringwald heartbroken after actor’s death

The actress said she would miss Perry so much.

Luke Perry (PA)
Luke Perry (PA)

By Julia Hunt, Press Association Entertainment Correspondent

Luke Perry’s Riverdale co-star Molly Ringwald has said her “heart is broken” following the actor’s death at the age of 52.

The actor died on Monday after suffering a massive stroke.

Ringwald posted a message on Twitter saying: “My heart is broken.

“I will miss you so much Luke Perry. Sending all my love to your family.”

Screenwriter Joss Whedon was also among those paying tribute.

He tweeted: “The first time I met Luke Perry we talked about what kind of movie we wanted “Buffy” to be.

“I asked if he’d ever seen “Near Dark” and he gave me a look of HOW DARE YOU SIR and I knew we’d get along. Funny, committed, and always gracious.

“He shouldn’t be gone.”

US actor Seth Green said he was “crushed”.

“Luke Perry was truly a great guy,” he said.

“Warm, kind, generous and hard working. We met very young, I witnessed the grace with which he became a pop icon & parent.

“He’s been an awesome example of how to stay decent in a swirl of crazy.

“Love to his family.”

Actress Sarah Douglas said the Beverly Hills, 90210 star was “such a teenage heartthrob”.

The actor had been in hospital since last week.

His publicist said Perry’s family and friends were with him when he died.

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