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Luke Perry, father of AEW’s Jungle Boy, has passed away

We have some sad news to pass along. TMZ is reporting that Luke Perry has passed away.

We are reporting on this story because of his connection to the wrestling business. Perry attended WWE events for years and his son Jake Perry (aka Jungle Boy) signed with All Elite Wrestling in January.

TMZ’s report states that Luke died on Monday morning at St. Joseph’s Hospital in Burbank, CA and he never recovered after suffering a massive stroke last Wednesday.

According to his rep, he was sedated while in the hospital and the hope was that the sedation would give his brain a fighting chance to recover but the damage from the stroke was too extensive.

Luke is best known for his role as Dylan McKay on FOX’s 90’s hit “Beverly Hills 90210” and he recently played the role of Archie’s dad on the CW show “Riverdale.”

Luke Perry was 52 years old.


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