Ian Ziering Honored Luke Perry on 1st Anniversary of His Death

March 5, 2020

Wednesday marked one year since Luke Perry’s tragic death from a massive stroke.

To honor his memory, Ian Ziering shared an emotional message paying tribute to his former “Beverly Hills, 90210” co-star.

“Hard to believe it’s been a year since losing Luke,” the 55-year-old captioned a black and white throwback photo alongside Perry.

“Though time heals wounds, the pain of loss lasts forever. Miss you so much pal. #RIPLuke.”

Also paying homage was Perry’s “Riverdale” co-star Marisol Nichols, who praised him for being “genuinely good” like his character on the CW series.

“One year ago. Missing this incredible being, it goes without saying we lost him too soon,” Nichols captioned a photo of the late actor. “Took this shot off the screen from our photo shoot for S2. He loved playing Fred Andrews, a genuinely good, honorable, caring dad and a stand up guy. And because that was who Luke was he imbued his character with all of himself and I loved him for it.“

After suffering a stroke on February 27th, 2019, Perry was hospitalized and kept “under observation” for five days. He passed away on March 4th at the age of 52.

Following his untimely death, the father of two was laid to rest near his farm in Tennessee.

Last month, Perry’s “Riverdale” co-star Lili Reinhart revealed she had an emotional dream in which she believes his “spirit” visited her while she slept.

“I had a dream last night that I saw Luke... and I hugged him so hard and cried into his shoulder, telling him how much we all miss him,” Reinhart tweeted.

"Looking back on it this morning, I think his spirit was visiting me in my sleep, letting me know he's smiling brightly on the other side,” she concluded.

While mostly known for his television work, Perry’s last role was in Quentin Tarantino’s Oscar-nominated film “Once Upon A Time ...in Hollywood.”

Because of this, fans were especially outraged when his name was omitted from the Academy Awards “In Memoriam” section during the televised ceremony. The Academy later released a statement trying to explain why he was left out and indicated his name would be featured on the organization’s website for the entire year.

Luke Perry may be gone, but he will never be forgotten.

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