Wendy Madison Bauer, the former actress and therapist, began, “I want to express my gratitude to everyone for the outpouring of love and support.”
Wendy Madison Bauer was in a relationship with the “Beverly Hills, 90210” star for nearly 12 years, but the couple kept their romance private.
“The countless, heartwarming stories of Luke’s generosity and kindness have been a great source of solace during this difficult time. The past 11½ years with Luke were the happiest years of my life, and I am grateful to have had that time with him,” she continues.
“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.”
Tributes for the actor have been pouring in since his passing from many of his costars and friends in Hollywood. As well, his children Jack and Sophie released their own emotional posts on social media.
Bauer and Sharp, Perry’s children, Perry’s mother Ann Bennett, stepfather Steve Bennett, brother Tom Perry, sister Amy Coder, and other close family and friends all surrounded the actor when he passed away on Monday following a massive stroke.
He was 52 years old.