Tiffani Amber Thiessen Pays Tribute to Friend Luke Perry— “Heaven Definitely Gained You as an Angel” 

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There’s not doubt that Luke Perry will be missed. The 52-year-old Beverly Hills 90210 and Riverdale star, who suffered a massive stroke in February and was pronounced dead on Monday March 4, touched many lives throughout his lifetime.

His children Jack and Sophie paid tribute to their dad and Luke’s co-stars from 90210 and Riverdale have come out in droves to remember the handsome actor. On Thursday morning (March 7), Tiffani Amber Thiessen, who co-starred on 90210 with Luke, not only grieved the loss of her friend but remembered the time he made her feel special.

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“My heart has been weighing heavy. The loss of a man who started as my co-star but quickly became my friend,” Tiffani wrote. “He welcomed me on my very first day of #90210 with open arms. A day that was not an easy one for me. I was coming in to a show, a family really, that had been together for over 4 years. But this man took me under his wing and made me feel at home. Made me feel like I belonged in his TV family.”

Tiffani went on to share the type of man Luke was.

“He was sincere, sweet, warm, kind, professional and funny as all heck. And most of all, the definition of a gentleman. Luke, our world has a hole in it now that you aren’t here. But heaven definitely gained you as an angel. #RIP#LukePerry #gonetoosoon.”

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Tiffani, who is best known for her role as Kelly Kapowski on Saved By The Bell, joined the cast in 1994, four years after the hit series began. She played Valerie Malone, who had a short-lived romance with Luke’s character, Dylan McKay.

At the time of Luke’s death his rep released a statement.  “Luke 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.”