Friends, family and fans around the world were shocked to hear of Luke Perry's untimely death on March 5, 2019, just days after he suffered a stroke. He was only 52. Take a look back at some iconic and heartwarming pics of the former Beverly Hills, 90210 heartthrob and Riverdale star since his breakout in the early '90s through today.
A then-20-year-old Perry posed for this handsome portrait for the ABC show, Loving, in 1987.
Fresh Faced Cutie
It's clear to see why millions of fans fell for this cutie pie! This is the handsome gent posing for a pic in Planet Hollywood gear in 1990.
In a total time capsule of the early '90s, Perry posed with his Beverly Hills, 90210 castmates in 1991.
Jason Priestley, Shannen Doherty and Perry looked broody and gorgeous at the 43rd Annual Primetime Emmy Awards in Pasadena, California, in 1991.
Perry and Keanu Reeves hit the court at the First Annual MTV Rock N' Kock B-Ball Celebrity Charity Game in September 1991.
Double Denim Duty
The young star cast a smoldering stare at a Los Angeles party celebrating Bobby Hoffman in November 1991.
Jennie Garth was flanked by her 90210 co-stars, Ian Ziering and Perry, at the 7th Annual Nancy Susan Reynolds Awards in Beverly Hills in November 1991.
The Beverly Hills, 90210 star presented the Material Girl with the Award of Courage of the American Foundation for AIDS Research at an amFAR benefit in December 1991.
Dylan and Brenda
Perry and Doherty were part of one of TV's most iconic love triangles, but offscreen, they were good friends. After the actress heard the upsetting news about Perry's death, she paid tribute to her late pal, writing on Instagram, "I’m struggling with this loss and am having a hard time with my thoughts. But, my heart goes out to his family and friends who were blessed by his light in their (and mine) lives. Processing this is impossible right now."
While hosting Saturday Night Live in February 1993, Perry acted in the "Mrs. Hibbert's Yard Boy" skit alongside the late Phil Hartman.
All Hands on Deck
Muddy man! Perry got his very own handprint ceremony at Planet Hollywood in 1993.
Up, Up and Away!
The actor darted through LAX airport with a striped duffle bag in tow in August 1993.
Stars on Sunset
Perry flashed a huge smile while holding hands with his then-wife, Rachel "Minnie" Sharp at a preview for Sunset Blvd. at the Shubert Theatre in Century City, California, in November 1993. The pair was married from 1993-2003.
Perry gave a wave to photogs and fans ahead of an appearance on The Tonight Show With Jay Leno in February 1994.
The '90s heartthrob posed for a gorgeous black-and-white portrait for his hit drama, Beverly Hills, 90210, in 1994.
The gorgeous duo were too cool for school during a day out in Monaco in February 1995.
The actor hung out with supermodel Cindy Crawford at the since-closed Cypress Gardens Theme Park in Central Florida in 1995.
What a View
Perry basked in the sunshine while lounging in a very dapper suit on a rooftop in 1995.
Hand in Hand
Perry kept Sharp close by his side at the 1995 World Music Awards in Monte Carlo, Monaco.
Perry was all smiles as he and his wife guided their adorable 1-year-old son, Jack, through the 9th Carnival for the Pediatric Aids Foundation in June 1998.
Welcome Back, Dylan!
The brunette babe cut into a cake at Planet Hollywood in NYC in November 1998, where he was celebrating his return to Beverly Hills, 90210.
Try not to have your heart melt into a million pieces after seeing this precious pic of Perry rocking a matching outfit with his son, Jack, while carrying daughter Sophie on his back during the 2004 Target: A Time for Heroes Celebrity Carnival, benefitting the Elizabeth Glaser Pediatric AIDS Foundation, in June 2004.
'Rocky Horror' High
Never one to shy away from his silly side, Perry joined the cast of The Rocky Horror Show in 2001. This photo is from his first night with the New York City crew.
What a Legend
Born and raised in Ohio, Perry returned to his home state for the Cincinnati Reds game against the visiting Atlanta Braves in June 2002. The actor read Lou Gehrig's historical farewell speech prior to the first pitch, part of a handful of celebrities who did so at 14 ballparks in honor of Project A.L.S. Day.
Stepping in Billy Crystal's Shoes
Perry and Alyson Hannigan hugged it out at the first night after-party for When Harry Met Sally, which they brought to the stage in London, England, in February 2004.
Perry looked quite handsome at The WB's 2005 Television Critics Winter Press Tour Party in Burbank, California, in January 2005.
Perry reunited with Beverly Hills, 90210 castmates Priestley, Garth and Tori Spelling at the 2005 TV Land Awards.
Kissed by the sun! Perry's curls were on display at the John From Cincinnati premiere in Los Angeles in May 2007.
Dylan and Brandon Back at It
The former 90210 co-stars both rocked button-downs when they met up at the Dark Tourist premiere in Hollywood in April 2013.
The Ohio native flashed his contagious grin at Global Green USA's 11th Annual Pre-Oscar Party in Hollywood in February 2014.
Back Together Again
Perry supported his former 90210 co-star, Tiffani Thiessen, at the Los Angeles premiere of her Hallmark Channel movie, Norhtpole, in November 2014.
Riverdale may be a dramatic show, but the cast had nothing but love for one another. Perry took on a father figure role for his younger castmates, and he posed with a few of them -- KJ Apa, Camila Mendes, Madelaine Petsch, Lili Reinhart and Cole Sprouse -- in this adorably goofy portrait from San Diego Comic-Con in July 2016.
Perry put his dukes up while visiting the SiriusXM Studios in New York City in January 2017.
Prior to his death, Perry quietly got engaged to Wendy Madison Bauer, a family therapist in Beverly Hills. Here, the pair walked the red carpet at the 28th Annual GLAAD Media Awards in April 2017. "Luke and his fiancée were so incredibly in love," a source told ET. "They were inseparable. This has been the most challenging week of his family’s lives and his fiancée has truly been inconsolable."
All eyes were on the affable actor as he took the stage with his Riverdale co-star, Marisol Nichols, during the Vulture Festival in New York City in May 2017.
In June 2018, Perry's daughter, Sophie, shared a series of pics before her prom night, including this sweet snap of her dad giving her a kiss on the cheek.
The Andrews Men
Perry shared a laugh with his onscreen son at a Riverdale panel during New York Comic Con in October 2018. He and Apa played Fred and Archie Andrews, respectively, on the hit CW drama.