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Luke Perry’s heartbroken fiancée breaks silence on his tragic death

He passed away earlier this month following a stroke

Luke Perry’s fiancée Wendy Madison Bauer has broken her silence on his tragic death.

The 52-year-old Beverly Hills 90210 actor passed away on March 4 surrounded by his loved ones following a stroke at the end of February.

In a heartbreaking statement, Wendy said she’s “grateful” to have spent 11-and-a-half years with Luke.

Luke passed away earlier this month (Credit: Wenn)

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Wendy said: “I want to express my gratitude to everyone for the outpouring of love and support.

“The countless, heartwarming stories of Luke’s generosity and kindness have been a great source of solace during this difficult time.

“The past 11-and-a-half years with Luke were the happiest years of my life, and I am grateful to have had that time with him.

“I also want to thank his children, family, and friends for their love and support.

“We have found comfort in one another and in the knowledge that our lives were touched by an extraordinary man. He will be dearly missed.”

Wendy said she’s “grateful” to have spent 11-and-a-half years with Luke (Credit: Tony King / SplashNews.com)

Luke’s two children Jack, 21, and Sophie, 18, shared emotional tributes to their dad on social media last week.

Sharing a throwback picture of himself and his dad, Jack wrote: “He was a lot of things to a lot of people. To me, he was always Dad.

“He loved supported me in everything, and inspired me to be the best that I could possibly be.

“I’ve learned so much from you, and my heart is broken thinking about everything you won’t be here for. I’ll miss you every day that I walk this earth.

“I’ll do whatever I can to carry on your legacy and make you proud. I love you Dad.”

Jack paid tribute to his dad last week (Credit: Instagram @boy_myth_legend)

Meanwhile, Sophie shared a photo of herself and her dad alongside a touching message.

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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She 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 bear with me and know that I am grateful for all the love. Just, being grateful quietly.”

Luke died at St. Joseph’s Hospital in Burbank and his publicist confirmed he passed away surrounded by Jack, Sophie, Wendy, his ex-wife Minnie Sharp, his mother Ann Bennett, step-father Steve Bennett, brother Tom Perry, sister Amy Coder, and other close family and friends.

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