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Luke Perry Was More Than Just Dylan

Celebs, fans mourn untimely passing of '90210,' 'Riverdale' star
By Evann Gastaldo,  Newser Staff
Posted Mar 4, 2019 5:30 PM CST
In this Jan. 26, 2011 file photo, actor Luke Perry poses for a portrait in New York.   (AP Photo/Jeff Christensen, File)

(Newser) – Luke Perry's death at age 52 shocked many on Monday, and the Washington Post, Page Six, and the AP round up reactions from fans and colleagues alike that use words including "stunned," "crushed," "heartbroken," and "devastated." Some co-stars shared stories about Perry, such as Leslie Grossman, who said that when she worked with the actor on What I Like About You, he teasingly called her a "weirdo" when learning she used to sleep with a pillow featuring his face. Many of his fellow celebrities recalled having a crush on him, even if they never got to meet him; others, who did meet him, spoke of his kindness and generosity. More coverage in the wake of his death:

  • More than just Dylan: Though it was his role on Beverly Hills, 90210 that made him a household name, Perry had what Vanity Fair calls a "long, winding career." It takes a look at the non-90210 roles that defined that career, from serious performances to voice work that, at times, made light of his own image.
  • His final role: Perry had finished filming Quentin Tarantino’s Charles Manson movie Once Upon a Time in Hollywood, Entertainment Weekly reports. In addition, he will appear in as-yet-unaired episodes of Riverdale he had already filmed; it is not clear how the show, based on the comic book character of Archie Andrews, will handle his death.

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