Luke Perry planned to play Dylan McKay in Beverly Hills, 90210 reboot and reunite with show’s cast before his death

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Luke Perry planned to play Dylan McKay in Beverly Hills, 90210 reboot and reunite with show’s cast before his death



LUKE Perry revealed he was open to reprising the role of Dylan McKay in the upcoming Beverly Hills, 90201 reboot before his tragic death from a stroke.
The actor took part in a Riverdale fan Q&A last year in which he was quizzed about revisiting the show that made him famous.
Getty Luke Perry revealed he was open to reprising the role of Dylan McKay in the upcoming Beverly Hills, 90201 reboot before his tragic death from a stroke
He explained: “It depends on a lot of different things, the writing primarily. It would be hard with without Aaron Spelling, I don’t want to do it without the old man.
“I want to because I love those actors, and it would be really great to get on the set with all of them again.”
TMZ reports how Luke had hoped to make a series of guest appearances when the series returned, with his Riverdale commitments preventing him from taking on a bigger role.
Luke died in hospital yesterday aged 52 after suffering a massive stroke.
The Beverly Hills 90210 and Riverdale star tragically never recovered after being rushed to hospital on Wednesday.
Kobal Collection – Rex Features Th actor shot to fame in the ’90s after starring in Beverly Hills 90210
He passed away at St. Joseph’s Hospital in Burbank surrounded by his family – including Jack and Sophie and fiance Wendy Madison Bauer.
His rep said: “Actor Luke Perry, 52, passed away today after suffering a massive stroke.
“The family appreciates the outpouring of support and prayers that have been extended to Luke from around the world, and respectfully request privacy in this time of great mourning.
“No further details will be released at this time.”
© 2017 The CW Network, LLC. All Rights Reserved. Luke currently plays Archie’s dad Fred in Riverdale
Luke had been sedated to allow his brain to recover but the damage was too extensive, TMZ reported.
The US actor first shot to fame in the ’90s, playing Dylan McKay in popular TV series Beverly Hills, 90210.
However, most recently Luke has found prominence playing Archie’s dad Fred Andrews in hit show Riverdale, and the star was only recently spotted filming scenes on the Warner Brothers Hollywood lot.
He had also shot a role in Quentin Tarantino’s upcoming Charles Manson film Once Upon a Time in Hollywood.
On the same day that Luke suffered his stroke, Fox announced that they are rebooting Beverly Hills, 90210.
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He was born in Ohio in 1966 but moved to LA shortly after finishing high school to pursue a career in acting.
Luke auditioned for 215 acting jobs in New York before landing a role in an advert and later appearing in in the music video “Be Chrool to Your Scuel” for the band Twisted Sister alongside Alice Cooper.
He appeared in daytime soaps Loving and Another World but in 1990, he successfully auditioned for brooding millionaire’s son Dylan McKay in 90210.
While starring on the teen drama, he won a supporting role in the original film version of Buffy the Vampire Slayer and cemented himself as a 90s heartthrob.
But in 1995, he decided to leave 90210 to focus on more adult roles and appeared in films Invasion, Riot and The Fifth Element.
Three years later, he returned to 90210 because of financial reasons.
He later said of the role: “I’m going to be linked with him until I die, but that’s actually just fine. I created Dylan McKay. He’s mine.”
Luke Perry explains his role as Fred Andrews in TV’s Riverdale
Rex Features He played Dylan McKay for five years before returning for another two years in 1998
Scene where Luke Perry (Dylan) and Jason Priestley (Brandon) meet in Beverly Hills 90210

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