RIP, Luke Perry: 7 Fascinating Facts About “Beverly Hills, 90210” and “Riverdale” Star

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Luke Perry, an actor from the US, has died in California at the age of 52 after suffering a massive stroke. 

Read the details about Perry’s death and most about him on Nexter.org.

Source: Erik Pendzich/REX/Shutterstock

 

The cause of death

A week ago, Luke Perry, was taken to hospital on Wednesday in Los Angeles as he suffered a massive stroke while he had been shooting scenes for Riverdale at the Warner Bros film lot.

“The family appreciates the outpouring of support and prayers that have been extended to Luke from around the world, and respectfully request privacy in this time of great mourning,”  publicist Arnold Robinson said.

At Perry’s bedside were his children, Jake and Sophie; fiancée Wendy Madison Bauer and his former wife, Minnie Sharp when he passed away.

So, here are 7  about the life of Luke Perry.

His real name is Coy Luther Perry III

Luke Perry is just his stage name.

Source: GAP

 

He was famous for the role of Dylan McKay on Beverly Hills, 90210

Before Luke got this role, he was laying down asphalt in parking lots. Fox wanted this character off the show, however, the show’s executive producer, Aaron Spelling, helped Perry to stay.

The first episode aired on Perry’s birthday.

Source: Fox

 

Later Luke made a pact with  Jason Priestley 

The boys decided to make a pact to not let fame go to their heads.

Source: Fox

 

He also starred in Buffy the Vampire Slayer

In 1992 Perry took part in another Joss Whedon’s writing experience – Buffy the Vampire Slayer.

Source: 20th Television

 

Perry even had a cameo on The Simpsons

In 1993, he was Krusty the Clown’s half-brother on The Simpsons.

Source: Fox Television/The Simpsons

 

He owned the Mattel doll of Dylan

Luke kept the Mattel doll of Dylan his daughter’s closet, in a box.

Source: ebay.com

 

And the younger generation will remember him as  Archie’s father from Riverdale  

Luke starred as Fred Andrews, the father of Archie, in Netflix TV-series Riverdale.

Source: Netflix

 

In a statement, Riverdale’s executive producers said that Luke Perry was “a beloved member of the Riverdale, Warner Bros and CW family”.

“Luke was everything you would hope he would be: an incredibly caring, consummate professional with a giant heart, and a true friend to all.

“A father figure and mentor to the show’s young cast, Luke was incredibly generous, and he infused the set with love and kindness. Our thoughts are with Luke’s family during this most difficult time.”


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RIP, Luke Perry: 7 Fascinating Facts about "Beverly Hills, 90210" and "Riverdale" Star
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