Luke Perry -The heartthrob of the 90’s
2019-03-07 at 11:20
With a career that took off in a famous zip code and was bookended all too soon in a town called Riverdale, Luke Perry had an acting career that spanned decades and touched multiple generations of television viewers.
His reach could be seen in the breadth of peers and colleagues who are remembering Perry upon news of his death at age 52.
Perry died Monday after suffering what his publicist said was “a massive stroke.”
From his “Beverly Hills 90210” co-stars to those who worked with him on CW’s “Riverdale,” Perry is being remembered as a guy as seemingly cool as the character who made him famous.
Perry married Rachel Minnie Sharp on November 20, 1993 in Beverly Hills.
They separated in 2003.
The couple had two children, Jack and daughter Sophie.
Jack is a professional wrestler known by his ring name “Jungle Boy” Nate Coy, who is signed to All Elite Wrestling.
Perry became an advocate for testing for colorectal cancer after undergoing a colonoscopy in 2015 that revealed pre-cancerous growths.
Perry suffered a stroke at his home in Sherman Oaks, Los Angeles, on February 27, 2019.
He died from complications on March 4 at the age of 52.
At the time of his death, Perry was engaged to Wendy Madison Bauer.