BEVERLY HILLS 90210 CO-STAR JASON PRIESTLEY PAYS TRIBUTE TO ACTOR LUKE PERRY

Priestley, who played Brandon Walsh in the 90210 show, has described his late friend as a "light that was extinguished too soon".

Jason Priestley (L) starred alongside Luke Perry in Beverly Hills 90210

Jason Priestley has shared a tribute to his Beverly Hills 90210 co-star Luke Perry following his death.

Perry died aged 52 on Monday, five days after suffering a stroke.

Priestley, who played Brandon Walsh in the hit 1990s US teen drama, has spoken out for the first time since Perry’s death.

The actor said it has taken him “a couple of days to figure out how to write this” in an Instagram post, in which he shared a photo of himself with Perry from their days in Beverly Hills 90210.

Priestley wrote in an accompanying post: “My dear friend of 29 years, Luke Perry, was one of those truly special people who really cared.

“Luke was not only a star, he was an incredibly bright light that was extinguished far too soon… and that is why I, and so many others, are in so much pain today.

“If you had the good fortune to know Luke, or to have ever crossed his path, I know you are sad today as well… the candle that burns twice as bright only burns for half as long… you burned oh, so brightly Luke… Goodnight Sweet Prince.”

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