Luke Perry died on March 4, 2019 due to the massive stroke he suffered on February 27, 2019. He was 52.
Perry was currently one of the stars of “Riverdale” on The CW Network. The show announced that it was temporarily shutting down production due to his death. His character will still appear in a few more episodes going forward. The scripts for the remaining episodes of the season will no doubt have to be rewritten now. Perry played Fred Andrews, the father of Archie.
“Riverdale” is a dark and twisted modern update of the classic Archie Comics. On the series, Archie (played by KJ Apa) portrays a righteous but tormented soul who battles personal demons and the town’s mobster, Hiram Lodge (played by former “All My Children” star Mark Consuelos). Archie and Fred have a strong protective bond with each other. The character of Fred will probably be written off with Perry’s death. In a previous season the show did a cliffhanger where Fred was shot as a prime time soap opera tradition like the famous “Who Shot J.R.?” episode of “Dallas”.
Perry was best known for his role as Dylan McKay on “Beverly Hills 90210”. The show was such a pop culture sensation in the 1990s, he and his cast mates were often mobbed by screaming and adoring fans wanting autographs in the days before cellphone selfies.
He was a big pro wrestling fan. His son is Jack Perry (aka Jungle Boy), now a member of the All Elite Wrestling roster, and also continuing to wrestle for various indie groups. Luke was a supportive dad accompanying his son to as many wrestling events as he could. Both men became very popular with many of the wrestlers. Luke acted like just any other fan at shows wanting to get pics and autographs from the roster.
There was an outpouring of love to Jack Perry from countless names in the pro wrestling industry after hearing the news of Luke’s death.
WWE: On an episode of 90210 in the later seasons, Dylan and David (Brian Austin Green) are shown watching an Edge and Christian match on TV:
From actor, former WCW World Champion, and current indie wrestling star David Arquette. David and his late sibling Alexis Arquette had supporting roles in the “Buffy the Vampire Slayer” movie which Perry starred in alongside Kristy Swanson. Ironically, Patricia Arquette just publicly revealed a few days ago that David had a mild heart attack about a year and a half ago:
From PCW Ultra in California where Jungle Boy has wrestled:
From All Pro Wrestling in California where Jungle Boy has wrestled:
From Paul London:
David Arquette continuing to reflect:
From wrestler Dylan Bostic. He is also the husband of WOW Superheroes wrestler Chantilly Chella (aka RayLyn on the indie circuit):
From Taya Valkyrie:
From Chris Jericho:
From MMA Fighter and pro wrestler turned stuntman Paul Lazenby (aka Death Wolf). He has done stunt work on “Riverdale”:
From Showtime Boxing and MMA Fighting’s photographer Esther Lin:
From Joey Ryan:
From Cody Rhodes: