As Twitchy reported, Luke Perry passed away earlier today after suffering a major stroke last week. The young actor was only 52 at the time of his passing, and everyone in GenX felt a giant hole open in the fabric of our pop culture.
From 90210 to his films Perry was a huge part of GenX.
Kristy Swanson who starred with Perry in ‘Buffy the Vampire Slayer’ in 1992 shared this lovely tweet honoring her former costar and friend (get a tissue):
I abruptly woke at 4:30am thinking about you Luke & I couldn’t go back to sleep, then 5 hours later I hear you are gone. The tears won’t stop & they never ever will. You were that guy, that forever friend, we always had each others back & I will always remember you this way… pic.twitter.com/7DtSvYdIGe
— Kristy Swanson (@KristySwansonXO) March 4, 2019
Such a huge loss.
Ok, whoever is cutting onions in here can knock it off anytime now.
What a wonderful movie and memory.
Will always be remembered like this. ❤ pic.twitter.com/cAeY8N5Xkz
— Naomi 🐝 (@acquiesceh20) March 4, 2019
Pike. Right after her shaved his soul patch for the dance.
I just put on buffy the vampire slayer…it's one of my favorite films with Luke perry. So so sad for him and his family that this happened r.i.p pic.twitter.com/LLfRtQnHCg
— Natalie Black🇨🇦🍁 (@NatalieBlack6) March 4, 2019
I am saddened by the news too. It is awfull to suddenly and very unexpectedly loose a good friend. my condolences to you and his family. I hope that you know how much he meant to this world.
— Robin Orlowski (@pioneergrrrl) March 4, 2019
— ✨Danielle✨ (@luckystars00) March 4, 2019
Honestly, when this editor first heard of Perry’s passing the first timeline she visited belonged to Buffy.