Fans and celebrities were shocked when they learned that Luke Perry passed away on Monday, March 4, at 52 years old. The Riverdale actor was surrounded by loved ones, his rep said in a statement to Life & Style. But who exactly is Luke’s family?
The Ohio native married Rachel “Minnie” Sharp in 1993 and he invited several of his 90210 cast members and crew including Jason Priestley, James Eckhouse and Brian Austin Green. They had two kids together — Jack and Sophie — before they split in 2003. Rachel and Luke remained friendly after they broke up.
His 21-year-old son, Jack, is a professional wrestler that goes by the name of “Jungle Boy Nate Coy.” According to Wrestling Inc, Jack signed with All Elite Wrestling in January 2019. Luke supported his son’s career and was often seen at his matches.
Meanwhile, his 18-year-old daughter, Sophie, has kept a low profile. According to her Instagram, it looks like she was recently in Africa. “It’s been a month and Malawi has gifted me with so so much joy, beauty and malaria,” she wrote. “Wouldn’t trade it.” Sophie also posted a sweet snap of herself with her father before she went to prom in June 2018.
In a 2017 interview with Us Weekly, the handsome hunk said that he would not want his daughter to date his character, Dylan McKay, from 90210. “I know that brother, I know what he’s up to,” he confessed. “He’s absolutely a man of character, so she could do worse. But it wouldn’t be my first pick, no.”
The dad-of-two was also engaged to Wendy Madison Bauer before his untimely death. While not much is known about their relationship, it looks like Luke brought her to an event in April 2017, where they held hands.
Ultimately, Luke was happy with his job and work. “I come from a town like Riverdale,” he told TV Insider in 2017. “My dad was a construction worker, so I totally get this guy and I understand where his heart is.”
We’re sad to see the actor go so soon. Our thoughts and prayers go out to his family during this tough time.