Coy Luther "Luke" Perry III (October 11, 1966 – March 4, 2019) was an American actor. He became a teen idol for playing Dylan McKay on the TV series Beverly Hills, 90210 from 1990 to 1995, and again from 1998 to 2000. He also starred as Fred Andrews on the CW series Riverdale, and had guest roles on notable shows such as Criminal Minds, Law & Order: Special Victims Unit, The Simpsons, and Will & Grace.
He is also known as Coy Luther "Luke" Perry III and Coy Luther Perry III.
Perry suffered a massive ischemic stroke at his home in Sherman Oaks, Los Angeles, on February 27, 2019. Following a second stroke, his family decided to remove him from life support, and he died from complications on March 4, at the age of 52. At the time of his death, Perry was engaged to Wendy Madison Bauer, a therapist and former part-time actress. Perry's death certificate suggested he was buried near his Tennessee home, in Vanleer, Tennessee, where Perry had a farm and resided since 1995 when out of Hollywood and was an advocate for flood control and volunteered for other local matters. However, it was subsequently reported his body was cremated and his ashes spread on his farm.
In the aftermath of his death, the Reelz channel announced a documentary titled, "Luke Perry: In His Own Words."