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Celebrating a screen legend: Actor Luke Perry's life and career in pictures

The 90210 and Riverdale star graced our screens for more than 30 years.

By Jess Pullar
He was a small-screen stalwart, a teen heartthrob and later, a mentor to Hollywood's up-and-comers - but there was much more to Luke Perry than his whirlwind career in the television and film industry.
Now, as the world grieves the loss of the talented actor, who tragically passed away aged just 52-years-old after suffering a stroke in February 2019, his life achievements have never been more prevalent.
Known for playing Dylan McKay in 90s hit series Beverly Hills 90210 and more recently for his portrayal of Archie's dad, Fred Andrews, in The CW's Riverdale, Perry managed to stay front and centre on our television screens throughout his hugely successful career.
Luke was a well-loved stalwart in Hollywood for more than 30 years. (Image: Getty)
In fact, Perry was filming for the new season of Riverdale right up until his unexpected stroke, shortly before his shock passing on March 4 2019.
He also recently filmed scenes for Quentin Tarantino's upcoming Once Upon A Time In Hollywood, which is set for release in July 2019 - a film which will no doubt be revered for years to come as his final appearance on the silver screen.
But over the years, there's no denying the scope of Luke's work. After gaining his big break on 90210, he went on to star in award winning shows including Will and Grace, Law & Order: SVU and he even had a guest stint on The Simpsons, where he voiced the character of himself.
It wasn't just a camera that Perry was a natural in front of either - the talented actor also took to London's West End where he tackled the leading role of Harry in a stage-adaptation of the classic film, When Harry Met Sally.
Now, as the tributes flow for an actor who harboured such epic talent, it's become apparent just how pivotal Luke's roles have been, not only in shaping his own career but for others too.
Working with a number of young actors in Riverdale, which fast gained global popularity after becoming available on streaming platform Netflix, Luke was somewhat of a mentor, having been a young television actor himself.
And to remember the impact he's left, and the legacy he's created, we've taken a look back at his colourful life in pictures.
From his most renowned characters to the strong relationships he built with fellow Hollywood alums, keep scrolling as we celebrate an actor who touched the lives of many.
WATCH: Young Kiwi actor KJ Apa talks about the surreal experience of working with screen legend Luke Perry in a joint interview. Gallery begins after video...

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