Sophie Perry, the 18-year-old daughter of Luke Perry, has broken her silence following her father’s death on Monday, saying nobody is “given a lesson” on handling such a loss.
“A lot has happened in this past week for me. Everything is happening so fast,” she wrote on Instagram on Tuesday. “I made it back from Malawi just in time to be here with my family, And in the past 24 hours I have received an overwhelming amount of love and support.”
She continued, “I cannot individually respond to the hundreds of beautiful and heartfelt messages, but I see them, and appreciate you all for sending positivity to my family and I. I’m not really sure what to say or do in this situation, it’s something you aren’t ever given a lesson on how to handle, especially when it’s all happening in the public eye. So bare with me and know that I am grateful for all the love. Just, being grateful quietly.”
The former “Beverly Hills, 90210” star passed away at the age of 52 after suffering a massic stroke last week.
The actor leaves behind Sophie and his 21-year-old son Jack, both with ex-wife Minnie Sharp. His rep previously told Page Six he was surrounded by his family, friends and fiancée Wendy Madison Bauer at the time of his death.