Luke Perry's teenage daughter just lost her father unexpectedly, and she's speaking out about how she's feeling after his sudden loss.
In an Instagram post, 18-year-old Sophie Perry expressed the support she'd received. The teen had been working in Africa when she found out her father was ill. She returned just in time to be with him before he passed away.
She wrote in her post, "In the past 24 hours I have received an overwhelming amount of love and support. 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."
She also revealed that she's struggling to comprehend the loss of her father, who was only 52 at the time of his death. Perry died five days after having a massive stroke.
"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."
Days before her father's death, Sophie was in Malawi where she appears to be volunteering.
"A lot has happened in this past week for me. Everything is happening so fast. I made it back from Malawi just in time to be here with my family," she says.
Sophie is not the only person to take to social media to process her father's passing. His friend and former on-screen love interest, Shannen Doherty. Read her touching statement.
Please pray for Perry's family. This is such a traumatizing time for his friends and family.