“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,” the 23-year-old actress wrote on the social network. “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.”
After news of Perry’s passing broke, several celebrities, including Reinhart, paid tribute on social media.
“I’m finding it hard to grasp that he will no longer be around to give long hugs and share his wisdom and kindness with all of us,” the Betty Cooper star tweeted. “I’m thinking of his family. His children. I pray for them to heal and find peace in this devastating loss.”
“We’re recovering,” he said at the time. “It’s obviously not the easiest thing to talk about. But he was well loved and there’s been an outpouring of emotional support from people around the world, which just goes to show what a wonderful person he was and how much he impacted people’s lives and impacted our lives.”
Perry played Fred Andrews on the CW series. The show honored the late actor with a touching tribute episode in season four. BH90210 honored him, as well. Perry played Dylan McKay on Beverly Hills, 90210 during his lifetime.
Many fans were outraged when Perry wasn’t included in the 2020 Oscars’ In Memoriam tribute. In a statement to The Hollywood Reporter, The Academy said it “receives hundreds of requests to include loved ones and industry colleagues in the Oscars In Memoriam segment” and that “an executive committee representing every branch considers the list and makes selections for the telecast based on limited available time.” It then noted that all of the submissions are included on the Oscars website.