As tributes and fond memories about Luke Perry continue to crop up in the weeks following his death, his television son, KJ Apa, might have shared the loveliest one of them all. As Apa recalled on The Tonight Show, his parents back home in New Zealand were often out of the loop of all things Riverdale thanks to those pesky time zones — but Perry made sure that wouldn’t be the case. “We had a really close relationship.
He would call my parents every week and keep them updated of how I’m doing,” Apa said. “If I had a cold or something, he’d be like, I took some Gatorade to his apartment the other day. Him and my dad were always texting each other. He always made such a huge effort from the very beginning. I wish I could be like that.” Yeah, us too
Luke Perry‘s legacy will live on far beyond the entertainment world.
On Friday, Luke’s daughter Sophie Perry revealed in a post on Instagram that her late father was buried in a special eco-friendly mushroom suit instead of a traditional casket after he died from a massive stroke in March.
Ahead of his sudden death, Sophie, 18, said the Beverly Hills, 90210 actor excitedly discovered the suit, which “returns your body to the earth without harming the environment,” and requested that he be buried in it when the time came.
“In December I went to San Francisco with two of my best friends. One of them, had never never [sic] been to California, so we went to show him the Redwoods. I took this picture while we were there, because i thought, ‘damn, those mushrooms are beautiful,'” she began the post, which featured a photo she had taken of mushrooms in the national park.
“Now, mushrooms hold an entirely new meaning for me,” Sophie shared. “Any explanation i give will not do justice to the genius that is the mushroom burial suit, but it is essentially an eco friendly burial option via mushrooms.”
Luke Perry's daughter Sophie just turned 19, and she is thanking the friends who helped her celebrate the admittedly "rough" day.
This birthday marks Sophie's first without her father, who died on March 4 at age 52. In an Instagram post, she did not dive much deeper into the emotions she felt on the bittersweet occasion, but she did acknowledge it was tough.
"Thank you all for the birthday wishes my loves," Sophie wrote. "Thank you to everyone who came and helped me reign in my last year of teens. It was a rough birthday, but with so much love and support. We got through it! Here's to my last year of teenage stupidity!"
“Since my dad died I have received a lot of attention online. And most of it has been positive but of course, some people just can’t be nice. And I’m here to say that I did not ask for this attention, I did not ask to be thrown into some virtual spotlight, and while I don’t mean to offend anybody, I’m also not going to cater to any one else’s needs and beliefs," she said. “I’m 18. I swear like a sailor and sometimes I dress like a hooker. And I support causes and you may not,” she said. “And most importantly. I am going to laugh and smile and live my normal life. YES I am hurt and sad and crying and beside myself with what happened to my dad. It’s the worst thing to ever happen in my life. And I am torn the f— up over it.
“I’m 18. I swear like a sailor and sometimes I dress like a hooker. And I support causes and you may not,” she said. “And most importantly. I am going to laugh and smile and live my normal life. YES I am hurt and sad and crying and beside myself with what happened to my dad. It’s the worst thing to ever happen in my life. And I am torn the f— up over it.”
“I know this is comin at u a day late but Malawian internet really didn’t want to help me out so… it is Father’s Day, and dad I miss and love you dearly,” began Sophie, who has been living in Africa while pursuing charity work.
“But today is a special day for another reason,” she continued. “To the brother that blows all others out of the water. To the mentor who taught me to be brave. To the boy who I wrestled with on the trampoline. To the man who is everything I ever wanted to be. Happy birthday, you beautiful beaver boy. I wish I could be with you, now more than ever. But I’ll be there soon enough, to watch you kick major ass and have all your dreams, all the dreams I had for you, come true. Watch out though, I’ve been practicing my Canadian Destroyer…”