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Luke Perry's daughter thanks her ‘rock' of a mother following actor's death

The Beverly Hill 90210 star died aged 52 following a stroke.

Luke Perry’s daughter has paid tribute to her mother for being a “rock” following the actor’s death.

Perry, 52, died on Monday, five days after suffering a stroke. His death sparked an outpouring of grief from fans and co-stars from TV series such as Beverly Hills 90210 and Riverdale.

Following the tributes to her father, Perry’s 18-year-old daughter, Sophie, thanked her mother, Minnie Sharp, for being the “rock for everybody grieving in this family right now”.

Luke Perry
Luke Perry’s death sparked an outpouring of tributes from fans and co-stars (Chris Pizzello/Invision/AP)

Alongside a picture of the pair together, Sophie wrote: “You all know my dad is a super star, but I just want to share for a moment that I got really f****** lucky in the parental department because this is my mom. Minnie.

“Who also happens to be my best friend. Wow, how cliche, I know. And she is the rock for everybody grieving in this family right now.

“She’s the toughest and sweetest and most amazing woman I or anyone else has ever met. How did I get so lucky to have two icons for parents?”

Perry married Sharp in Los Angeles in 1993, with Perry’s 90210 co-stars among the guests at the ceremony.

As well as Sophie, the couple also had a son, 21-year-old Jack. They divorced in 2003.

Sophie added: “I love you mom and I could not get through this absolute shit situation without you. None of us could. Oh. And I was just informed it was national women’s day, how fitting for a post on my kick ass mama. #happynationalwomensday.”

Perry suffered a stroke at his home in Sherman Oaks, California, on February 27.

He died in hospital on March 4, surrounded by his family, his publicist said.

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