“Hard to believe it’s been a year since losing Luke. Though time heals wounds, the pain of loss lasts forever,” Ziering, 55, captioned his own throwback photo with his longtime pal via Instagram. “Miss you so much pal. #RIPLuke.”
KJ Apa is still processing Luke Perry's death. In an interview with MR PORTER’s The Journal, the 22-year-old actor opens up about losing Perry, who died last year after a stroke. Perry played Apa's father on Riverdale.
"Last year was probably the hardest year of my life," Apa says. "It made me really think, 'What kind of man do I want to be?' And I’m still figuring it out."
Perry's death "changed everything" for Apa, who says that he "had never gone through anything like that before."
"I’ve never lost anyone close to me, so it was a really hard time. It’s still hard," he admits. "Going to work, I can just feel that he’s not there any more."
Apa goes on to recall the "really, really, really good relationship" he had with Perry. "He was just kind of a guy that kept us, especially me, grounded because he’d been through all of this stuff," he explains. "I was so blessed to have him in my life to say, 'Maybe don’t do that,' or, 'This is a good idea.' Just giving me advice."