Alec Baldwin Says Luke Perry's Death Is 'Unthinkable': He Was a 'Super Leading Man'
Alec Baldwin honored Luke Perry in an interview with Extra
“I met him once — you know my brother did a movie with him,” Baldwin said, referring to the 1994 film 8 Seconds Perry did with Stephen Baldwin.
He continued, “The guy was a super leading man and had his big career in 90210, really handsome guy, really sad.”
“He could have made movies for the rest of his life… He was a good actor… To be sick like that and to pass, just unthinkable,” Baldwin added. “He was 52. I was very sad for his family.”
Perry died on Monday, just a few days after he suffered a “massive stroke” at his Sherman Oaks, California home.
A source told PEOPLE he never regained consciousness.
“Actor Luke Perry, 52, passed away today after suffering a massive stroke,” read a statement from Perry’s rep. “He 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. The family appreciates the outpouring of support and prayers that have been extended to Luke from around the world, and respectfully request privacy in this time of great mourning. No further details will be released at this time.”
The actor was starring as Fred Andrews in the CW hit show Riverdale, and was best known for playing Dylan McKay on the TV series Beverly Hills, 90210 from 1990 to 1995. He returned the role in 1998 until 2000.
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Production on Riverdale has been temporarily suspended.
While fans of Perry may seem his final episodes on Riverdale, they will also see him in the big screen in Quentin Tarantino’s upcoming film Once Upon a Time in Hollywood alongside Leonardo DiCaprio, Brad Pitt and Margot Robbie.
The actor also has a son, Jack, 21. Both children are from his marriage to Rachel “Minnie” Sharp. The two split in 2003.
In lieu of flowers, the Perry family ask that donations be made to Fight Colorectal Cancer and St. Jude’s Children’s Hospital.