Refresh for updates Ian Ziering remembered Luke Perry, his former Beverly Hills, 90210 castmate and friend of 30 years, in a poignant statement posted on Instagram, while the producers of Riverdale remembered Perry as a “consummate professional with a giant heart, and a true friend to all.”

“Dearest Luke,” wrote Ziering, “I will forever bask in the loving memories we’ve shared over the last thirty years. May your journey forward be enriched by the magnificent souls who have passed before you, just like you have done here for those you leave behind. God please give him a seat close to to you, he deserves it.”

The following is a statement by Riverdale executive producers Roberto Aguirre-Sacasa, Greg Berlanti, Sarah Schechter and Jon Goldwater, Warner Bros. Television and the CW:

“We are deeply saddened to learn today about the passing of Luke Perry. A beloved member of the Riverdale, Warner Bros. and CW family, Luke was everything you would hope he would be: an incredibly caring, consummate professional with a giant heart, and a true friend to all. A father figure and mentor to the show’s young cast, Luke was incredibly generous, and he infused the set with love and kindness. Our thoughts are with Luke’s family during this most difficult time.”

Molly Ringwald, who played Perry’s ex-wife on Riverdale, wrote, “I will miss you so much Luke Perry,” while 90210 actress Emma Caulfield Ford remembered “an angel and a friend.”

Marisol Nichols, who plays Hermione Lodge on Riverdale, posted a photo of them together on Instagram with the caption, “I don’t have any words now. Maybe I will later.”

Asha Bromfield also chimed in saying, “Woke up this morning a ball of tears. Luke Perry was the kindest, warmest, most loving human being. He always went out of his way to make me feel safe, heard and seen in his presence. I love you so much Luke. You embraced me on that set and eased any discomfort. You always made me feel included when I did not. You are a stand up man and for that I am so grateful. Thank you for being a ray of light for me and so many.”

Christine Elise McCarthy, who played Emily Valentine on 90210, remembered Perry as “a truly kind gentleman.” 90210 alum Gabrielle Carteris wrote, “I am so heart broken and at a loss for words.”

Chris Nassif, Perry’s agent during his time on 90210, wrote “Luke will be missed, a friend gone way too soon. It seems like yesterday that I was Luke’s agent negotiating his role on ‘Beverly Hills, 90210’. I would like to express my condolences to his family and friends during this difficult time.”

Deadline will post other cast remembrances as they arrive…

Netflix released a statement saying, “We are saddened to hear of the passing of Luke Perry. Luke left an impression on viewers around the world through his work on Riverdale, and this is a very sad day both for his fans, and for our staff who worked closely with him. Our hearts go out to his family and friends.”

Fox Entertainment: “Luke will always be part of the FOX family. Our thoughts and prayers are with his loved ones during this extremely difficult time. He will be deeply missed.”

In a statement to People magazine, 90210 co-star Shannen Doherty said: “I am in shock. Heartbroken. Devastated by the loss of my friend. I have so many memories with Luke that make me smile and that are forever imprinted on my heart and mind. Luke was a smart, quiet, humble and complex man with a heart of gold and never-ending well of integrity and love. Luke reached out to me during my cancer journey and we picked right back up, albeit older and wiser, but that connection remained intact.”

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I don’t have any words now. Maybe I will later. 💔

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