ET Canada is looking back on fond memories with the late “Riverdale” actor Luke Perry, after his passing at the age of 52 on Monday following a “massive” stroke five days earlier.
The “Beverly Hills, 90210” star was a beloved actor who had appeared in countless movies and TV shows. ET Canada had the pleasure of speaking with Perry on a number of occasions over the years and below are some of our favourite interviews with the talented actor.
Our Roz Weston sat down with Perry and his “90210” co-star Jason Priestley for a reunion at Toronto’s Fan Expo in 2013, in which the former teen heartthrob told a funny story about hiding inside a laundry basket to escape a swarm of fans in a shopping mall.
“My car is over there, there are 20,000 people between me and it… the best way for me to get there now missy, is for me to jump in this [basket], you pile that s**t on top of me,” recalled Perry.
In a more recent interview, Perry sounded off on politics and compared Supreme Court pick Brett Kavanaugh to “Riverdale”‘s resident monster the “Gargoyle King”.
Perry also enjoyed toying with “Riverdale” fans when it came to the many crazy theories surrounding the show. “Riverdale can handle zombies, a chemistry teacher that makes meth amphetamine, we’re down for all that in Riverdale… we can handle it.”
The actor also urged people to get life-saving colonoscopies during another interview with ET Canada.
The actor was rushed to hospital on Wednesday after suffering a stroke at his home in Sherman Oaks, Calif.
A rep for Perry confirmed his passing to ET Canada on Monday: “Actor Luke Perry, 52, passed away today after suffering a massive stroke. He was surrounded by his children Jack and Sophie, fiancée Wendy Madison Bauer, ex-wife Minnie Sharp, mother Ann Bennett, stepfather Steve Bennett, brother Tom Perry, sister Amy Coder, and other close family and friends.”