Remembering Luke Perry's Life in Photos

After suffering from a massive stroke, Perry died on March 4, 2019 at age 52. Take a walk down memory lane to remember the Riverdale and Beverly Hills, 90210 actor's life

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Early Roles

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Before landing his career-making turn as Dylan McKay on Beverly Hills, 90210, Luke Perry had roles on several soaps, including Loving; here, he's pictured with costar Alexandra Wilson in 1987.

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Long Live 90210

Film and Television

Perry with Beverly Hills, 90210 costars Jason Priestley and Shannen Doherty.

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Dylan Forever

Beverly Hills 90210 - 1990-2000

The show's "bad boy" was also the epitome of California cool in a portrait for the series.

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On-Set Snapshot

Beverly Hills 90210 - 1990-2000

Perry and costar Jennie Garth on the set of Beverly Hills, 90210.

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Friends for Life

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Doherty, who played Perry's love interest on 90210, got emotional talking about Perry's stroke, which happened on Feb. 27, 2019. "I love him, and he's going to be great," she said days before the actor died.

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A Big Hit

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The star attended a charity baseball game with some castmates in 1991.

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43rd Annual Primetime Emmy Awards
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Priestley, Doherty and Perry dressed to the nines for the Primetime Emmys in 1991.

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Golden Boy

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Perry joined Beverly Hills, 90210 castmates Garth and Ian Ziering at the Nancy Susan Reynolds awards in Beverly Hills.

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Welcome Back Dylan McKay

Presentation of Memorabilias from "Beverly Hills, 90210"
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Perry celebrated his return to Beverly Hills, 90210 at Planet Hollywood in N.Y.C.

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Movie Memory

Buffy The Vampire Slayer - 1992
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Kristy Swanson, Perry and Rutger Hauer on the set of Buffy the Vampire Slayer in 1992.

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Sizzle Reel

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Plenty of fans thought Perry was sizzling — though this moment in a diner wasn't quite what they had in mind.

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No Bull

Eight Seconds - 1994
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In 1994, the actor tried his hand at bull riding to play rodeo legend Lane Frost in the film Eight Seconds.

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Supermodel Moment

Crawford And Perry
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Cindy Crawford and Perry were photographed together at Cypress Gardens theme park in Florida in 1995.

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Handsome in Hollywood

Luke Perry
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Perry and George Clooney both got their start as TV stars who made fans swoon.

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A Young Star

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Perry (second from right) with other up-and-coming actors including C. Thomas Howell and Mark Wahlberg at an event at Planet Hollywood.

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'90s Icons

Melanie Griffith
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In this photo, Perry poses with fellow '90s superstars Don Johnson and Melanie Griffith.

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Denim Days

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Friends often spoke of Perry's good nature, which came in handy for photo shoots like this one for Loving.

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A-list Pals

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Perry with Patrick Swayze, his wife Lisa Niemi and Bruce Willis at a '90s-era party.

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First Love

4/12/95 Westwood, CA. Luke Perry with his wife, Minnie Sharp at the premiere of "Beauty And The Beas
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Perry was married to Rachel "Minnie" Sharp from 1993 to 2003. They have two children together, Jack and Sophie.

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Doting Dad

"Garfield: The Movie" World Premiere - After-Party
Luke Perry with son Jack and daughter Sophie.

In 2004, Perry brought his children to the Garfield: The Movie world premiere in Los Angeles.

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Out with the Kids

Target: A Time for Heroes Celebrity Carnival to Benefit the Elizabeth Glaser Pediatric AIDS Foundation
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Perry, daughter Sophie and son Jack at a 2004 benefit for the Elizabeth Glaser Pediatric AIDS Foundation.

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Star on Stage

"When Harry Met Sally" On Stage in London
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Perry (as Harry) and Alyson Hannigan (as Sally) in When Harry Met Sally at the Theatre Royal Haymarket in London in 2004.

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A Dark Place

Law and Order Special Victims Unit - 1999
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He played a dark role as a serial rapist on Law & Order: SVU.

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Midwest Values

John From Cincinnati - 2007

Perry and costar Austin Nichols filming the TV series John from Cincinnati back in 2007.

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Wild Wild West

Goodnight For Justice - 2011
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Perry in the 2011 TV movie Goodnight for Justice, directed by Beverly Hills, 90210 costar Jason Priestley.

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Packing a Punch

Celebrities Visit SiriusXM - January 27, 2017
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The actor visited the SiriusXM studios in 2017.

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Lasting Love

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The actor was engaged to Wendy Madison Bauer at the time of his death, his rep said.

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Riverdale Dad

Celebrities Visit Build - October 8, 2018
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Perry, who played Fred Andrews, and his Riverdale son KJ Apa (Archie) spoke on a Build Series panel together in October 2018. Riverdale shut down production after the news of Perry's death broke; the show's executive producers said, in part, "A father figure and mentor to the show's young cast, Luke was incredibly generous, and he infused the set with love and kindness."

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Happy Family

Luke Perry with daughter Sophie. Sophie Perry/Instagram

Perry was a devoted dad to his children; here, he kisses Sophie ahead of her prom.

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All at 'Once'

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One of Perry's final roles was a small part in the critically acclaimed 2019 film Once Upon a Time ... in Hollywood, alongside Brad Pitt and Leonardo DiCaprio.

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