Luke Perry dead: Beverly Hills 90210 actor dies aged 52 after massive stroke1:05
Beverley Hills 90210 and Riverdale star Luke Perry has died after suffering a massive stroke last week.
Luke Perry’s teenage daughter refuses to stand for anyone criticising how she handles her father’s death.
“Since my dad died I have received a lot of attention online. And most of it has been positive but of course, some people just can’t be nice,” Sophie captioned a selfie on Monday.
“I’m here to say that I did not ask for this attention, I did not ask to be thrown into some virtual spotlight, and while I don’t mean to offend anybody, I’m also not going to cater to any one else’s needs and beliefs.”
She continued, “I’m 18. I swear like a sailor and sometimes I dress like a hooker. And I support causes and you may not. And most importantly. I am going to laugh and smile and live my normal life.”
“YES I am hurt and sad and crying and beside myself with what happened to my dad. It’s the worst thing to ever happen in my life. And I am torn the f**k up over it,” she confessed. “But I’m not going to sit in my room and cry day in and day out until the internet has deemed it appropriate for me to do otherwise. And if you knew my dad you would know he wouldn’t want me to. So you shouldn’t either. So to those of you shaming me for my language and my wardrobe and most disgustingly, my grieving process, do us both the favour and just unfollow. It’s a waste of both of [our] time.”
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. 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 bear with me and know that I am grateful for all the love. Just, being grateful quietly.
Perry died last week after suffering a massive stroke.
He was reportedly surrounded by family and friends, including Sophie, son Jack, 21, fiancee Wendy Madison Bauer, ex-wife Rachel “Minnie” Sharp, mother Ann Bennett, stepfather Steve Bennett, brother Tom Perry, sister Amy Coder and other family and friends.
The Beverly Hills, 90210 star was just 52 years old.
This story originally appeared in Fox News and is republished here with permission