Entertainment TV 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 By Diane J. Cho Diane J. Cho Diane J. Cho was the Features Editor of PEOPLE Digital from 2019 to 2022. She worked at the brand for nearly four years covering news, features, human interest, evergreen, holiday gift guides and more. She launched the How I Parent and What It's Really Like to Be …. digital series and has interviewed several celebrities and influential leaders within the entertainment industry. Prior to joining PEOPLE, Diane worked at Bustle, VH1 and Complex. She received her bachelor's degree in Journalism from Rutgers University and her master's degree from Columbia Journalism School. People Editorial Guidelines Updated on October 11, 2022 01:10 PM Share Tweet Pin Email Trending Videos Photo: Snap/REX/Shutterstock 01 of 30 Early Roles ABC Photo Archives/ABC/Getty 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. 02 of 30 Long Live 90210 Moviestore/REX/Shutterstock Perry with Beverly Hills, 90210 costars Jason Priestley and Shannen Doherty. 03 of 30 Dylan Forever Spelling/Kobal/REX/Shutterstock The show's "bad boy" was also the epitome of California cool in a portrait for the series. 04 of 30 On-Set Snapshot Spelling/Kobal/REX/Shutterstock Perry and costar Jennie Garth on the set of Beverly Hills, 90210. 05 of 30 Friends for Life Moviestore/REX/Shutterstock 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. 06 of 30 A Big Hit The LIFE Picture Collection/Getty The star attended a charity baseball game with some castmates in 1991. 07 of 30 Awards-Worthy Ron Galella/WireImage Priestley, Doherty and Perry dressed to the nines for the Primetime Emmys in 1991. 08 of 30 Golden Boy The LIFE Picture Collection/Getty Perry joined Beverly Hills, 90210 castmates Garth and Ian Ziering at the Nancy Susan Reynolds awards in Beverly Hills. 09 of 30 Welcome Back Dylan McKay Ron Galella/WireImage Perry celebrated his return to Beverly Hills, 90210 at Planet Hollywood in N.Y.C. 10 of 30 Movie Memory 20th Century Fox/Kobal/REX/Shutterstock Kristy Swanson, Perry and Rutger Hauer on the set of Buffy the Vampire Slayer in 1992. 11 of 30 Sizzle Reel The LIFE Picture Collection/Getty Plenty of fans thought Perry was sizzling — though this moment in a diner wasn't quite what they had in mind. 12 of 30 No Bull New Line/Kobal/REX/Shutterstock In 1994, the actor tried his hand at bull riding to play rodeo legend Lane Frost in the film Eight Seconds. 13 of 30 Supermodel Moment Dave Benett/Getty Cindy Crawford and Perry were photographed together at Cypress Gardens theme park in Florida in 1995. 14 of 30 Handsome in Hollywood The LIFE Picture Collection/Getty Perry and George Clooney both got their start as TV stars who made fans swoon. 15 of 30 A Young Star The LIFE Picture Collection/Getty Perry (second from right) with other up-and-coming actors including C. Thomas Howell and Mark Wahlberg at an event at Planet Hollywood. 16 of 30 '90s Icons The LIFE Picture Collection/Getty In this photo, Perry poses with fellow '90s superstars Don Johnson and Melanie Griffith. 17 of 30 Denim Days Luke Perry in 1987. ABC Photo Archives/ABC/Getty Friends often spoke of Perry's good nature, which came in handy for photo shoots like this one for Loving. 18 of 30 A-list Pals The LIFE Picture Collection/Getty Perry with Patrick Swayze, his wife Lisa Niemi and Bruce Willis at a '90s-era party. 19 of 30 First Love Luke Perry and Rachel ‘Minnie’ Sharp. Tammie Arroyo/Getty Perry was married to Rachel "Minnie" Sharp from 1993 to 2003. They have two children together, Jack and Sophie. 20 of 30 Doting Dad Luke Perry with son Jack and daughter Sophie. In 2004, Perry brought his children to the Garfield: The Movie world premiere in Los Angeles. 21 of 30 Out with the Kids Luke Perry and his children. Gregg DeGuire/WireImage Perry, daughter Sophie and son Jack at a 2004 benefit for the Elizabeth Glaser Pediatric AIDS Foundation. 22 of 30 Star on Stage robbie jack/Corbis via Getty Perry (as Harry) and Alyson Hannigan (as Sally) in When Harry Met Sally at the Theatre Royal Haymarket in London in 2004. 23 of 30 A Dark Place Universal Tv/Kobal/REX/Shutterstock He played a dark role as a serial rapist on Law & Order: SVU. 24 of 30 Midwest Values Hbo/Kobal/REX/Shutterstock Perry and costar Austin Nichols filming the TV series John from Cincinnati back in 2007. 25 of 30 Wild Wild West British Columbia Prods/Hallmark Channel/Randolph Film/Kobal/REX/Shutterstock Perry in the 2011 TV movie Goodnight for Justice, directed by Beverly Hills, 90210 costar Jason Priestley. 26 of 30 Packing a Punch Luke Perry. Cindy Ord/Getty The actor visited the SiriusXM studios in 2017. 27 of 30 Lasting Love Vivien Killilea/Getty The actor was engaged to Wendy Madison Bauer at the time of his death, his rep said. 28 of 30 Riverdale Dad Dominik Bindl/Getty 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." 29 of 30 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. 30 of 30 All at 'Once' Luke Perry. Andrew Cooper/Columbia 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.