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In Memoriam

Luke Perry, who played the beloved Dylan McKay on the hit series Beverly Hills 90210, has died at age 52.

Born in Mansfield, Ohio, Luke Perry was raised in the small community of Fredericktown and moved to Los Angeles to pursue acting shortly after graduating from high school.  He worked a series of odd jobs while he tried to break into the business.

His first role, in 1988, landed him in New York City playing Ned Bates on the soap opera Loving.  That same year, Mr. Perry also appeared on Another World as Kenny. 

In 1990 Luke Perry took on the role of Dylan McKay on Beverly Hills 90210 which launched his career into the stratosphere.

Mr. Perry appeared on the big screen in films including Good Intentions, Red Wing, and Buffy the Vampire Slayer, which later became a hit television series.

He debuted on Broadway in 2002 as Brad in The Rocky Horror Picture Show.

Later, he returned to the small screen with roles on Jeremiah, The Incredible Hulk, Oz, Windfall, and John from Cincinnati.  Mr. Perry more recently took on the role as Archie’s father Fred in Riverdale.

Luke Perry is survived by his two children Jack and Sophie, his fiancé, Wendy Madison Bauer, his mother, stepfather, brother, and sister.

Mr. Perry was a friend of Dragon Con and a fan favorite.  He will truly be missed.