Luke Perry’s Daughter Sophie Calls Mom Her Rock Following Her Father’s Death


Luke Perry’s daughter, Sophie, spoke out this week about losing her father and thanking everyone for their support during her difficult time. Now, the 18-year-old is choosing International Woman’s Day to honor her mother, Rachel “Minnie” Sharp, for being her rock.

“You all know my dad is a super star, but I just want to share for a moment that I got really fucking lucky in the parental department because this is my mom. Minnie. Who also happens to be my best friend,” she wrote alongside a photo of herself and her mother. “Wow, how cliche, I know. And she is the rock for everybody grieving in this family right now. She’s the toughest and sweetest and most amazing woman I or anyone else has ever met. How did I get so lucky to have two icons for parents?

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Luke was married to Minnie from 1993 to 2003. The couple share two children, daughter Sophie, 18 and son Jack, 21. Sophie went on to turn her message to her mom, expressing her gratitude and love.

“I love you mom and I could not get through this absolute shit situation without you,” she wrote. “None of us could. Oh. And I was just informed it was national women’s day, how fitting for a post on my kick ass mama.”

A few days earlier Sophie, while still trying to process her loss, thanked everyone for their outpouring of support following Luke’s death.

“A lot has happened in this past week for me. Everything is happening so fast,” she wrote in the post. “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.”

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Luke Perry died on March 4 following a massive stroke. According to his rep, the actor was “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.”

Luke was unforgettable in his role as Dylan McKay on the hit television series Beverly Hills 90210, which aired from 1990-1995.  In recent years, he also starred in the popular series Riverdale, playing the role of Fred Andrews.