Luke Perry's daughter pays tribute to her mom, Minnie Sharp, 'the rock for everybody grieving in this family right now'

Luke Perry’s daughter, Sophie, wants people to know that, yes, her dad absolutely was amazing. But her mom is, too.

The 18-year-old, who raced home from Africa to her TV star father’s death bed last week to say goodbye after he suffered a massive stroke, posted a tribute to mother Minnie Sharp on Instagram Friday. Sharp was married to Perry from 1993 to 2003 and co-parented two children with him, also including Jack, 21.

“You all know my dad is a super star, but I just want to share for a moment that I got really f***ing lucky in the parental department because this is my mom Minnie,” the teen wrote. “Who also happens to be my best friend. Wow, how cliché, I know.”

Sophie, with curls just like her mom’s, continued, “She is the rock for everybody grieving in this family right now. She’s the toughest and sweetest and most amazing woman I or anyone else has ever met.”

Perry went on to wonder, “How did I get so lucky to have two icons for parents? I love you mom and I could not get through this absolute sh** situation without you. None of us could.”

As she posted, Perry realized it was International Women’s Day, making the post about her “kick-ass mama” feel even more fitting.

Sharp, the daughter of Year of Living Dangerously screenwriter Alan Sharp, had appeared in the movie Teen Wolf Too but was working outside showbiz when she met Perry. He told Entertainment Weekly that they were introduced by a mutual friend, debunking the tabloid rumor that she caught his attention by mailing him her bra during his early days of Beverly Hills, 90210 mega stardom. When they started dating, she was working as a paralegal (and prior to that she was a furniture saleswoman), but became the envy of many screaming young girls when she and Perry tied the knot at the Four Seasons Hotel in Beverly Hills in 1993. (Among the 50 guests were his co-stars Jason Priestley, Brian Austin Green and James Eckhouse.)

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No words can express what my heart feels hearing today's shocking news. Let us all say a prayer for his speedy recovery.
Circa 1995, Studio portrait of the cast of the television series, 'Beverly Hills, 90210' 1990s. Clockwise from bottom left: Brian Austin Green, Tiffani-Amber Thiessen, Luke Perry, Gabrielle Carteris, Mark Espinoza, Jason Priestley, Ian Ziering, Tori Spelling and Jennie Garth. (Photo by Fox Broadcasting/Getty Images)
UNIVERSAL CITY, CA - MARCH 17: Beverly Hills 90210 stars Jason Priestley, Tori Spelling, producer Aaron Spelling, Shannen Doherty and Luke Perry pose for a portrait in the Press Room during the 1992 People's Choice Awards on March 17, 1992 at Universal Studios in Universal City, California. (Photo by Ron Davis/Getty Images)
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Cast of Beverly Hills, 90210 (Photo by mikel roberts/Sygma via Getty Images)
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UNITED STATES - The cast of 'Beverly Hills 90210' at the People's Choice Awards, 17th March 1992. From left to right, Jason Priestley, Tori Spelling, Aaron Spelling, Shannen Doherty and Luke Perry. (Photo by The LIFE Picture Collection/Getty Images)
Jason Priestley, Jennie Garth, Luke Perry and Tori Spelling (Photo by Jeff Kravitz/FilmMagic, Inc)
Brian Austin Green, Gabrielle Carteris, Joe E. Tata, Luke Perry, Jennie Garth & Tori Spelling (Photo by Jeff Kravitz/FilmMagic, Inc)
Tiffani Amber Thiesen, Vanessa Marcel, Gabrielle Carteris, Jennie Garth, Tori Spelling, Joe E. Tata, Vincent Young, Ian Ziering, Brian Austin Green & Luke Perry (Photo by Jeff Kravitz/FilmMagic)
UNITED STATES - Actors Shannen Doherty, Jennie Garth, Ian Ziering, Jason Priestley, Tori Spelling and Luke Perry of 'Beverly Hills 90210' at the People's Choice Awards, 17th March 1992. (Photo by The LIFE Picture Collection/Getty Images)
UNITED STATES - Actors Shannen Doherty, Jennie Garth, Ian Ziering, Jason Priestley, Tori Spelling and Luke Perry of 'Beverly Hills 90210' at the People's Choice Awards, 17th March 1992.(Photo by The LIFE Picture Collection/Getty Images)
Shannen Doherty and Luke Perry at the 18th Annual People's Choice Awards, Universal Studios, Universal City. (Photo by Ron Galella/WireImage)
Jason Priestley, Shannen Doherty, and Luke Perry at the 43rd Annual Primetime Emmy Awards, Pasadena Civic Auditorium, Pasadena. (Photo by Ron Galella/WireImage)
Jason Priestley, Shannen Doherty, and Luke Perry at the 43rd Annual Primetime Emmy Awards, Pasadena Civic Auditorium, Pasadena. (Photo by Ron Galella/WireImage)
NEW YORK, NY - JUNE 01: Beverly Hills 90210's Luke Perry and Jason Binn circa 1992 in New York City. (Photo by Jason Binn/WireImage)
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The pair welcomed Jack in 1998 and Sophie in 2000, but divorced in 2003. It was seemingly a non-dramatic split and the pair shared custody. And Sharp was by Perry’s side with their kids and the rest of his family — including Perry’s fiancée, Wendy Madison Bauer — when he died Monday as a result at the age of 54.

Sophie, who was in Malawi when her father was hospitalized, previously thanked her dad’s fans and her friends for their support during the difficult time. The Instagram post was accompanied by a photo of her with her father.

He had popped up in her feed prior, including a prom photo from June.

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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. 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 bare with me and know that I am grateful for all the love. Just, being grateful quietly.
Since I got hacked I never got to post my prom pics so here you go! I don’t have any with my mom cuz she hates pictures so yeah. I was going for that like. Frenchie at the dance vibes idk?
My old man and I are truly such fashion icons... I mean... CMON
Luke Perry and daughter Sophie at the 2004 Target A Time for Heroes Celebrity Carnival to benefit the Elizabeth Glaser Pediatric AIDS Foundation (Photo by SGranitz/WireImage)
Luke Perry with son Jack and daughter Sophie during 'Garfield: The Movie' World Premiere - After-Party at Zanuck Theater in Los Angeles, California, United States. (Photo by Lee Celano/WireImage)
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Sophie’s brother, Jack, a wrester who goes by Jungle Boy, also posted a tribute to his dad, saying he learned so much from him and inspired him.

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