Following yesterday’s sad news that former teen heartthrob Luke Perry had passed away following a stroke, the actor’s former co-stars and Hollywood fans came together on social media to mourn the star and offer their condolences.

Actors and filmmakers who worked with Perry shared heartfelt messages on Twitter and Instagram.

Following the show’s production shutdown, his Riverdale family shared memories of the beloved father figure on The CW series — both on and off the screen.

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My heart is broken ….There are so many special moments in life that we all take for granted …like @madchenamick pulling out her phone and taking this sweet and silly ‘selfie’ of us all. We assume that the #laughter will last or that they’ll be another time to tell someone just how important they are to you ….#lukeperry was of the most kind and gentle souls this world has ever been given …. a true gift and I’m deeply grateful and will forever cherish the time we shared …..the friendship , the talks about our kids and politics and directing and tennis and wrestling. I love you Luke and you will always hold a special place in my heart. I miss you already ??❤️#riverdalefamily #riverdalestrong

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I don’t have any words now. Maybe I will later. ?

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Before Perry made his return to TV as an iconic TV dad, first he stole our hearts on Beverly Hills, 90210 as teen heartthrob Dylan. His former cast mates took to social media to remember their friend.

“I am in shock. Heartbroken. Devastated by the loss of my friend,” Shannen Doherty tells People in a statement. “I have so many memories with Luke that make me smile and that are forever imprinted on my heart and mind.”

While The CW reboot of 90210 brought new characters to the iconic zip code, the cast recalls the legacy of Perry and the original series.

Other Hollywood stars, filmmakers, co-stars, and friends shared their own memories of the actor, including Leonardo DiCaprio, who worked with Perry on Once Upon a Time in Hollywood, which opens in theaters in July.

While all tributes were touching, actor Colin Hanks shared this especially moving anecdote about a sweet interaction he witnessed that showed how caring and compassionate Perry was as a person.

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I only met him once but the story is too good not tell given todays sad events. My wife and I are on a plane back from Mexico. Couple of rows ahead of us, these two brothers, young kids, are beating the hell out of eachother. Their poor parents are powerless to stop the crying, yelling and screaming. If you're a parent you understand. Sometimes there's nothing you can do. It was like this for close to two hours. Then about 10 minutes before landing it starts to get real bad. Out of no where, a man comes from first class. Hat, beard, sunglasses, blowing up a balloon. He ties it off, hands it off like he's holding out a sword to a king. Kneeling, Head down, arms up. Kids calm down in milliseconds. Plane damn near bursts into applause. 15 minutes longer and it probably would have started WWIII, but we landed before that could happen. We get off the plane, are waiting on line in customs. Finally get a good look at the guy and I say to my wife "Holy shit. I think that balloon man/hero" is Luke Perry". As luck would have it we end up standing next to each other. Out of the blue he turns to me and says some kind words about Fargo, which kinda blew my mind. I start singing his praises about how long I've admired him and also about the move with the balloon. "That's a pro move! You can't teach that!" I say. He tells me he always flies with a couple of balloons for that very reason, to give to screaming kids. Don't know if that's true, but have no reason to believe it wasn't. Guy seemed like a true gent. Gone way too damn soon. Also, I'll be damned if I don't start traveling with some spare balloons ??? #promove #rip #lukeperry #truegent

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