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Here's What Jason Priestley Had to Say About Luke Perry

Perry's '90210' co-star shares touching Instagram tribute
By Evann Gastaldo,  Newser Staff
Posted Mar 7, 2019 2:03 PM CST
From left to right, actor Luke Perry, actor Michael Cudlitz, and actor Jason Priestley arrive on the red carpet at the premiere of the feature film "Dark Tourist" at the ArcLight Cinemas on Wednesday,...   (Photo by Dan Steinberg/Invision/AP)
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(Newser) – He was the clean-cut Brandon to Luke Perry's rebel Dylan, and on Thursday, Perry's fellow 90210 heartthrob Jason Priestley spoke out on Perry's untimely death. "It’s taken me a couple of days to figure out how to write this... My dear friend of 29 years, Luke Perry, was one of those truly special people who really cared...," wrote Priestley on Instagram alongside photos of himself and Perry in their 90210 days and more recently. "Luke was not only a star, he was an incredibly bright light that was extinguished far too soon... and that is why I, and so many others, are in so much pain today... If you had the good fortune to know Luke, or to have ever crossed his path, I know you are sad today as well... the candle that burns twice as bright only burns for half as long... you burned oh, so brightly Luke... Goodnight Sweet Prince." He was one of the last of the original 90210 "teens" to weigh in:

  • Shannen Doherty: "Yesterday morning I got a phone call that devastated me. I’m struggling with this loss and am having a hard time with my thoughts. But, my heart goes out to his family and friends who were blessed by his light in their (and mine) lives. Processing this is impossible right now."
  • Jennie Garth: "My heart is broken. He meant so much to so many. Such a very special person. I share my deep sadness with his family and all who loved him. Such a terrible loss."
  • Tori Spelling: "I’m in utter shock and heartbroken. I’m saddened for his kids whom he adored beyond words. He was so proud of Jack and Sophie. Luke was one of the kindest and most humble human beings I’ve ever known. I’m grateful for the years of friendship we had. He truly was family to me, a protector and a brother. I’m so sorry for the loss that everyone is experiencing."
  • Gabrielle Carteris: "Dearest Luke- I am so heart broken and at a loss for words. You my friend were a mighty soul and have left your mark. My love and prayers to the family and all who loved you. RIP."
  • Ian Ziering: "Dearest Luke, 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."
(Read more Luke Perry stories.)

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