Sophie Perry Honors ‘Kick Ass’ Mom Minnie Sharp After Dad Luke Perry’s Death: ‘She Is the Rock’

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Support is key. Sophie Perry is grateful to have her mom, Rachel “Minnie” Sharp, by her side in the wake of her dad Luke Perry’s untimely death.

“You all know my dad is a super star, but I just want to share for a moment that I got really f–king lucky in the parental department because this is my mom. Minnie. Who also happens to be my best friend,” Sophie, 18, captioned a slideshow of images via Instagram on Friday, March 8. “Wow, how cliche, I know. And she is the rock for everybody grieving in this family right now.”

Sophie continued: “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? I love you mom and I could not get through this absolute s–t situation without you. 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. #happynationalwomensday.”

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Luke Perry and Minnie Sharp at the Grand Opening of Planet Hollywood, Planet Hollywood, San Diego in 1995. Ron Galella/WireImage

The sweet tribute came three days after Sophie thanked the late Riverdale actor’s fans for sending love during this difficult time. She emotionally gushed via Instagram on Tuesday, March 5: “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.”

The Beverly Hills, 90210 alum died on Monday, March 4, less than a week after he suffered a massive stroke in his Los Angeles-area home. He was 52. Luke’s rep told Us Weekly that Sophie and her brother, Jack, were by his side in the hospital when he passed away.

Sharp, who was married to the Oz actor from 1993 to 2003, and Luke’s fiancée, Wendy Madison Bauer, were also present.

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