After beloved actor Luke Perry died after suffering a massive stroke, friends and fans alike went into mourning.
Former castmates who knew him so well and for so many years have been speaking out about this tragic loss.
Now, Tori Spelling has releaseda statement about her late friend.
Speakin to People, one of Luke Perry's most famous former castmates releases a statement on his sudden, tragic passing.
"I’m in utter shock and heartbroken," Tori Spelling shares.
"I’m saddened for his kids," Tori expresses. "Whom he adored beyond words."
"He was so proud of Jack and Sophie," she affirms.
His son, Jack, is 21 years old.
His daughter, Sophie, is 18.
"Luke was one of the kindest and most humble human beings I’ve ever known,” Tori affirms.
She expresses: “I’m grateful for the years of friendship we had."
"He truly was family to me," she notes.
Tori shares that, to her, Luke was both "a protector and a brother."
So many have reflected upon his kindness, his humility, and his talent.
Like everyone else who knew and loved him, Tori is grieving.
"I’m so sorry for the loss," Tori laments.
She concludes by acknowledging that this is something "that everyone is experiencing."
Tori knew him longer and better than so many.
But she is very conscious that people who never in thier lives met Luke are mourning him now.
Ian Ziering was the first to pay public tribute to Luke after his passing.
"Dearest Luke, I will forever bask in the loving memories we’ve shared over the last thirty years," Ian wrote.
He continued: "May your journey forward be enriched by the magnificent souls who have passed before you."
"Just like you have done here," Ian concluded. "For those you leave behind."
Jennie Garth expressed: "My heart is broken."
"He meant so much to so many," she acknowledged. "Such a very special person."
"I share my deep sadness with his family and all who loved him," Jennie concluded. "Such a terrible loss."
Shannen Doherty, who reconnected with Luke after her cancer diagnosis a few years ago, also mourned him.
"Yesterday morning I got a phone call that devastated me," Shannen wrote on Instagram.
"I’m struggling with this loss and am having a hard time with my thoughts," she admitted.
"But, my heart goes out to his family and friends who were blessed by his light in their (and mine) lives," she wrote.
Shannen concluded: "Processing this is impossible right now."
Gabrielle Carteris also made a statement: "I am absolutely heartbroken."
"Luke was a tremendous force in the lives of so many," she affirmed.
"He was a very sensitive soul who was kind, generous, and he fought for the underdog," she praised.
Gabrielle added: "He was a strong voice and an advocate who will be so missed by all who knew him."
"He has left his mark – never to be forgotten," she concluded. "My heart goes out to his family, friends and fans around the globe."
Luke's death was reported on Monday and then confirmed by a statement by his rep.
"Actor Luke Perry, 52, passed away today after suffering a massive stroke," the statement began.
"He was surrounded by his children Jack and Sophie," the sad statement continued.
It listed: "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," the statement affirmed.
The sad statement concluded: "And respectfully request privacy in this time of great mourning. No further details will be released at this time."