Jason Priestley Says Goodbye to Luke Perry: "Goodnight Sweet Prince"

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Jason Priestley is the latest former cast member of Beverly Hills, 90210 to pen a tribute to the late and very great Luke Perry.

And this one is especially heart-wrenching.

Jason Priestley Tribute

Perry, tragically, died on March 4, five days after suffering a massive stroke from which he never regained consciousness.

He was surrounded by family members and loved ones at the time of his passing.

Priestley portrayed Brandon Walsh opposite Perry on the aforementioned Fox drama, starring alongside the later actor as his best friend on screen and remaining close with Perry for years after the show ended.

In the wake of this tragedy, Priestley has now shared the above photos of himself and Perry...

... along with the moving message down below.

Luke Perry Snapshot

It reads as follows:

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...

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.

Luke Perry on Riverdale

Other 90210 cast members also honored Perry in the days after his death.

Ian Ziering, for example, Tweeted:

“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.”

And Jennie Garth said:

“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."

And 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."

Perry, Luke

And Shannen Doherty:

“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 loved his family. He raved about his kids and how proud he was of them. He showed me videos of the often. They were his heart and for him, his biggest accomplishment."

On Wednesday, meanwhile, Riverdale showrunner Roberto Aguirre-Sacasa announced on Twitter that the show would dedicate the rest of season 3 to Perry, who played dad Fred Andrews on the CW series.

He appeared briefly in last night's episode before the hour ended with an “In Memoriam” dedication to him.

Shannen Doherty and Luke Perry Throwback

For those that missed it, this is what Perry's rep said upon announcing the star's shocking death:

He was surrounded by his children Jack and Sophie, fiancé Wendy Madison Bauer, ex-wife Minnie Sharp, mother Ann Bennett, step-father Steve Bennett, brother Tom Perry, sister Amy Coder, and other close family and friends.

The family appreciates the outpouring of support and prayers that have been extended to Luke from around the world, and respectfully request privacy in this time of great mourning.

"No further details will be released at this time.”

In lieu of flowers, the Perry family asks that donations be made to Fight Colorectal Cancer and St. Jude’s Children’s Hospital.

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