Jason Priestley Posts Tribute to Late ‘90210’ Co-Star Luke Perry: ‘Goodnight Sweet Prince’

“The candle that burns twice as bright only burns for half as long,” the actor wrote

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Jason Priestley shared an emotional tribute to his “90210” co-star Luke Perry following Perry’s death earlier this week.

“It’s taken me a couple of days to figure out how to write this… My dear friend of 29 years, Luke Perry, was one of those truly special people who really cared,” Priestley wrote in an Instagram post on Thursday. “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.”

Priestley starred as Brandon Walsh on “90210” for nine seasons between 1990 and 1999. Perry played bad boy Dylan McKay for the show’s first six seasons and final two.

Perry died Monday after suffering a “massive stroke” last week.

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

Tiffani Thiessen, who played one of Perry’s love interests on the ’90s teen drama, shared her own remembrance on Thursday as well, thanking the man “who started as my co-star but quickly became my friend” for taking her under his wing when she first joined the show.

“I was coming in to a show, a family really, that had been together for over 4 years. But this man took me under his wing and made me feel at home,” Thiessen wrote. “Made me feel like I belonged in his TV family. He was sincere, sweet, warm, kind, professional and funny as all heck. And most of all, the definition of a gentleman. Luke, our world has a hole in it now that you aren’t here. But heaven definitely gained you as an angel.”