Luke Perry's Daughter Speaks Out Following His Tragic Death

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Luke Perry's daughter is speaking out following the shocking loss of her father. 

Sophie Perry, the actor's 18-year-old daughter, who he shares with ex-wife Rachel "Minnie" Sharp, shared a photo of her and the late Beverly Hills, 90210 star on Tuesday, the day after Perry's shocking death.

Sophie Perry

The beloved actor passed away at the age of 52 after suffering a stroke last week.

Sophie is expressing her gratitude for all of the continuing love and support that friends, family, and even strangers have offered in the wake of her father's death.

"In the past 24 hours I have received an overwhelming amount of love and support," she captioned a photo to Instagram. 

"I cannot individually respond to the hundreds of beautiful and heartfelt messages, but I see them, and appreciate you all for sending positivity to my family and I."

Luke Perry Snapshot

Understandably, the young adult asks for patience as she learns how to cope with this tragic life-changing experience. 

She shares, "I'm not really sure what to say or do in this situation, it's something you aren't ever given a lesson on how to handle, especially when it's all happening in the public eye. So bare with me and know that I am grateful for all the love." 

"Just being grateful quietly," she ended the touching post. 

Days before his death, Sophie was doing volunteer work in Malawi. However, she jumped on a flight home to California as soon as she learned of her father's massive stroke.

Luke Perry on Riverdale

"A lot has happened in this past week for me. Everything is happening so fast. I made it back from Malawi just in time to be here with my family," she says.

Sophie is not mourning alone, Shannen Doherty has been deeply impacted by the loss of Luke, who played her former onscreen love in 90210.

"Yesterday morning I got a phone call that devastated me," Shannen said of Perry on social media.

"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."

Riverdale co-stars also share tributes to their "show dad."

Perry, Luke

In a statement from the Riverdale crew, Warner Bros. TV and The CW, Luke was praised for his work and his character.

"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. 

Perry's rep announced his passing on Monday, confirming he was "surrounded by his children Jack and Sophie, fiancee Wendy Madison Bauer, ex-wife Minnie Sharp, mother Ann Bennett, step-father Steve Bennett, brother Tom Perry and sister Amy Coder, and other close family and friends."

Our thoughts go out the entire Perry family at this time. 

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