Luke Perry’s daughter ‘grateful for all the love’ after her father’s death

Luke Perry's daughter has said she is "grateful for all the love" following her father's death at 52.

Sophie Perry flew back from Malawi, Africa, to be with her family by her father's side when he died in a Los Angeles hospital on Monday, five days after suffering a stroke.

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Actor Luke Perry during his guest appearance on MTV's TRL UK, at the MTV Studios in Camden, north London. Luke is currently appearing in the West End production of "When Harry Met Sally".
LAS VEGAS, NV, USA - SEPTEMBER 22: Actor Luke Perry poses in the press room during the 2018 iHeartRadio Music Festival - Night 2 held at T-Mobile Arena on September 22, 2018 in Las Vegas, Nevada, United States. (Photo by Xavier Collin/Image Press Agency/Sipa USA)
HOLLYWOOD, CA - MARCH 25: Luke Perry at PaleyFest 2018 - "Riverdale" at the Dolby Theatre on March 25, 2018 in Hollywood, California. (Photo by Scott KirklandPictureGroup/Sipa USA)
HOLLYWOOD, CA - MARCH 25: AJ Apa, Madelaine Petsch and Luke Perry at PaleyFest 2018 - "Riverdale" at the Dolby Theatre on March 25, 2018 in Hollywood, California. (Photo by Scott KirklandPictureGroup/Sipa USA)
Actor Luke Perry during his guest appearance on MTV's TRL UK, at the MTV Studios in Camden, north London. Luke is currently appearing in the West End production of "When Harry Met Sally".
Alyson Hannigan and Luke Perry at the photocall for the West End stage production of When Harry Met Sally, The Theatre Royal, London. Doug Peters/allactiondigital.com
MARCH 4TH 2019 - Actor Luke Perry has died in Los Angeles, California following a massive stroke suffered Wednesday morning February 27th at his home in Sherman Oaks, California. - File Photo by: Peter Kramer/STAR MAX/IPx 1999 11/2/99 Luke Perry at the Cancer Support Program Promotional Event in New York City. (NYC)
MARCH 4TH 2019 - Actor Luke Perry has died in Los Angeles, California following a massive stroke suffered Wednesday morning February 27th at his home in Sherman Oaks, California. - File Photo by: Michael Germana/STAR MAX/IPx 2005 10/11/05 Luke Perry at the premiere of "Domino". (Los Angeles, CA)
MARCH 4TH 2019 - Actor Luke Perry has died in Los Angeles, California following a massive stroke suffered Wednesday morning February 27th at his home in Sherman Oaks, California. - File Photo by: Michael Germana/STAR MAX/IPx 2005 10/11/05 Luke Perry at the premiere of "Domino". (Los Angeles, CA)
***FILE PHOTO*** LUKE PERRY DEAD AT 52 Luke Perry at the ìLovingî Studio on June 20, 1987 in New York City. Credit: Walter McBride/MediaPunch /IPX
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***FILE PHOTO*** LUKE PERRY DEAD AT 52 Luke Perry arrives for the Fox Network Upfronts at the Four Seasons Hotel on May 20, 1996 in New York City. Credit: Walter McBride/MediaPunch /IPX
***FILE PHOTO*** LUKE PERRY DEAD AT 52 Luke Perry attends the Soap Star Bowling Benefit at Bowlmar on February 20, 1985 in New York City. Credit: Walter McBride/MediaPunch /IPX
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***FILE PHOTO*** LUKE PERRY DEAD AT 52 Luke Perry at the premiere of "Open Range" at the Cinerama Dome, Hollywood, CA 08-11-03 Credit: David Edwards/DailyCeleb/MediaPunch /IPX
***FILE PHOTO*** LUKE PERRY DEAD AT 52 Luke Perry, Michael Cudlitz, Jason Priestley at the "Dark Tourist" Los Angeles Premiere, Arclight, Hollywood, CA 08-14-13 David Edwards/DailyCeleb/MediaPunch /IPX
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The death of former Beverly Hills, 90210 and Riverdale star Perry sparked an outpouring of grief, with fans and co-stars paying tribute.

Sophie, Perry's 18-year-old daughter from his marriage to Rachel "Minnie" Sharp, has now thanked fans for their support with a message on Instagram.

Alongside a picture of her and her father, she said: "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, And 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."

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Tributes were paid to Luke Perry (Chris Pizzello/Invision/AP)

Sophie, one of Perry's two children alongside her brother, Jack, added: "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."

Perry shot to fame while playing heartthrob Dylan McKay in Beverly Hills, 90210 from 1990.

His co-star Shannen Doherty shared a tribute on Instagram, saying "processing" Perry's death is "impossible right now".

She said: "Yesterday morning I got a phone call that devastated me. I'm struggling with this loss and am having a hard time with my thoughts.

"But, my heart goes out to his family and friends who were blessed by his light in their (and mine) lives. Processing this is impossible right now."

Perry's publicist Arnold Robinson said the star was surrounded by his family when he died, including his children, fiancee Wendy Madison Bauer, ex-wife Sharp, mother Ann Bennett, stepfather Steve Bennett, and his siblings Tom Perry and Amy Coder.

Perry will next be seen on the big screen in Quentin Tarantino's Once Upon A Time In Hollywood, which reportedly has a UK release date in August.

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