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Remembering Luke Perry

Published: 03-05-2019
by Jordan Cioppa
Hollywood lost an icon this week. At just 52 years old, Luke Perry passed away on Monday, March 4. This devastating news comes just days after the long-time actor suffered a massive stroke last Wednesday.
Who was Luke Perry? He was a father, a fiancé, a son, a brother, a friend, and father-like figure to those he’s recently worked with. In the half-century he was on this Earth, Perry made an everlasting impact on Hollywood, especially with the younger generarions. During the early years of his successful career, Perry created a name for himself on the now-iconic teen drama "Beverly Hills, 90210" where he played the handsome high school bad boy Dylan McKay. He landed tons of roles after that, and he even managed to stay relevant decades later by winning over today’s younger generation with his role in The CW's "Riverdale".
Everything seemed to come full circle in 2017, when Perry traded in his own high school hottie role and became the father of the current day teen heartthrob, Archie Andrews. Being able to go from Teen Dream to Dreamy Dad is quite a feat that not many actors other than Luke Perry could pull off.
It was thanks to "Riverdale" that we at Young Hollywood got to know the charismatic actor, who epitomizes our motto "It's not about age, it's about attitude!"
Losing a guy like Perry has struck so many people, including his co-stars.
Young Hollywood is deeply saddened by this news. Luke Perry was a true class act and will be remembered by many for his on-screen impact, and more importantly, his off-screen one as well. Our thoughts are with his family and friends during this sad time.
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- Jordan Cioppa, YH Contributing Writer