Luke Perry 1966-2019


This is so sad. After suffering a massive stroke last week, former 90210 star Luke Perry has died at the age of 52. One of the biggest teen heartthrobs of the 1990’s, he was most known for playing Dylan McKay, the brooding bad boy of Beverly Hills 90210 and the most iconic character of the landmark teen drama. During the show’s ten year run from 1990-2000, he also starred in 1992’s cult hit Buffy the Vampire Slayer, and later appeared in the HBO prison drama Oz, where he had a significant run from 2001-02. Most recently he’d starred on the CW’s Riverdale since 2017 as Archie Andrews’ dad Fred, symbolically passing the torch from his own teen idol days to the new generation. Knowing he’d always be associated with his character from 90210, he was quoted as saying “I'm going to be linked with him until I die, but that's actually just fine. I created Dylan McKay. He's mine."