By now, I am sure you heard about Luke Perry’s passing away on Monday 4th, 2019 from a fatal stroke. When I learned of his passing, I was shocked and immediately thought this was a hoax. I mean, I could not wrap my mind around the fact that one my teenage crushes had died. Honestly, Luke Perry was like James Dean to my generation of girls, who were hitting puberty and learning about our sexuality as we got older.
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Mr. Perry was almost every girl’s dream boyfriend, especially during the years that he dominated the screen on the show Beverly Hills, 90210. He played a mysterious yet gorgeous bad guy with a heart named, “Dylan McKay”. I could not get around any group of girls without hearing all about Luke or his character “Dylan’s” weekly love triangle stories.
Every girl wished she was either, “Brenda Walsh” or “Kelly Taylor” from the hit show on Fox that was aimed at teenagers. Personally, I was in love with “Brandon Walsh”, who was the good guy, a twin (like me), and a journalist. However, being the curious person that I am. I proceeded to ask several of my girl friends about their crush. Most spoke about the bad boy character that he played in the hit show.
Others talked about Luke Perry and his kindness, which was written about in teen magazines at the time. I instantly fell in love with the man not the character he played. Especially, after I heard about the random acts kindness that he became known for over the last few decades. Rest in peace, Luke Perry; because you will be missed by a girl who loved everything about you!
With Luke Perry dying so suddenly of a stroke at 52 years old, I am asking you to go get screened for a stroke now. Call your Primary Care Physician and know your risk factors today!