I am a Gex X’er NOT sharing in this shock, because I have never abused drugs. Perry was 52 going on 70. He put himself through hell, with cocaine and alcohol. And it took a fatal toll.
You have any citations on the coke and booze? Because so far as I can see, Luke Perry was a straightforward, blue-collar work-a-day actor. The dude was working an asphalt job when he got hired for '90210'.
Matthew Perry was a coke and booze head for a while (hopefully past it). Luke Perry was, by all appearances, not. Don't speak ill of the dead who can't defend themselves, celebrity or not.
He had a couple of years on me. I was shocked to see pictures of him. He looked wizened. I look nothing like that. I haven’t colored my hair since I turned 42 (and I quite like the grey), I haven’t done any Botox or fillers yet, and I could easily pass for his daughter. I knew that cocaine and alcohol can take a heavy toll, but I guess it hadn’t registered for me.
I think you've got the wrong Perry...for all intents and purposes Luke Perry was a family man and devoted father.