Who Is Luke Perry's Son? 6 Things To Know About Jack Perry

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Who is Luke Perry's Son? 6 Things to Know About Jack Perry

Beverly Hills 90210 alum Luke Perry sadly passed away on March 4 after suffering a massive stroke. He was surrounded by family members at Saint Joseph’s Hospital in Burbank, California,, including his two children — Sophie Perry, 18, and Jack Perry, 21.

Family, friends, and fans prayed he would pull through. Jack, Sophie, Perry's ex-wife Rachel “Minnie” Sharp (to whom he was married from 1993 to 2003), mother Ann Bennett, stepfather Steve Bennett, brother Tom Perry, and sister Amy Coder were among family and friends who were in the hospital with him. Perry’s rep revealed in a statement that he secretly was engaged. His fiancé, Wendy Madison Bauer, 44, was also among the loved ones who surrounded Perry when he died.  

According to TMZ, doctors placed Perry in a medically induced coma. The stroke was reportedly described as being “massive.” The actor was in his home in Sherman Oaks when paramedics received a call around 9:40 a.m. When paramedics arrived at his home, sources say Perry was responsive and talking. But his condition reportedly deteriorated afterward, and he was rushed to the hospital.

Perry, 52, never woke up after suffering the massive stroke and remained under “heavy sedation” for five days while in the hospital until he died, according to PEOPLE. “He never regained consciousness,” the source explains. “Things were so dire that they put him under heavy sedation. He was gone, basically, by the time he got to the hospital.”

Sophie Perry took to Instagram to thank friends, family and strangers for their support.

"In the past 24 hours I have received an overwhelming amount of love and support," she writes on her Instagram. "I cannot individually respond to the hundreds of beautiful and heartfelt messages, but I see them, and appreciate you all for sending positivity to my family and I. I'm not really sure what to say or do in this situation, it's something you aren't ever given a lesson on how to handle, especially when it's all happening in the public eye. So bare with me and know that I am grateful for all the love (sic)."

Just days before his death, Sophie was in Malawi where she appears to be helping various communities. Her brother has yet to speak on this the tragic passing of his father. So who is Luke Perry's son? Here’s what we know about Jack Perry.

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1. He's created a name for himself.

Jack Perry was born on June 15, 1997. At 5’10” and 150 pounds, Perry is a professional wrestler and goes by the fighter name of Jungle Boy. Though his father is famous, Perry has wanted to create a name for himself.

“My family is a part of who I am, but I’m trying to make my own way,” said Perry, who grew up in California but admitted he has never been a fan of 90210. “I don’t want to use that to be successful, I want to have my own success.”

He was first inspired to wrestle after watching the Boogeyman eat worms on WWE programming and then began pursuing wrestling during his senior year of high school. He spent a year in college and dabbled in film school and stunt work before entering the world of pro wrestling.  

2. Perry is inspired by Connor McGregor.

“I’m a big fan of Connor McGregor, and I always noticed how he’d stand before his fights in this monkey-like posture,” said Perry. “I always thought that was really cool. I did that in my first fight, when I went by Nate Coy because he is another of my favorite fighters, and the announcer told me that he had a nickname for me and said, ‘Jungle Boy’ Nate Coy.”

3. Why Jungle Boy?

“At first, I hated it. I thought, ‘What did he just stick me with?’ Then I started to develop the character around the name, and I love it now. It’s completely my own. Eventually, I dropped the Nate Coy, and now I am Jungle Boy," he told Sports Illustrated.

Though he now goes by Jungle Boy, Perry has also used the nicknames Nate Coy and Johnny Drake in his wrestling career.

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4. He recently signed with All Elite Wrestling.

All Elite Wrestling announced the latest official member of their roster, Jungle Boy, on the evening of Jan. 24, 2019.  

“This next year is going to be my year,” Jack told Sports Illustrated. “Jungle Boy is the best mix of it all. It’s a character, athleticism, and innovation—a character people are familiar with, but with a new energy.”

Jungle Boy has been making a name for himself in promotions like Game Changer Wrestling (GCW) where he faced off against former IMPACT wrestling star, and now free agent DJZ, and recently debuted in PWG on Jan. 18.

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5. Luke Perry was his biggest fan.

When Perry wasn’t working, he was often seen cheering on his son. Perry was at his son’s match in Los Angeles last January and Esther Lin, who’s a legendary photographer for MMAFighting.com, shared a perfect photo Monday that she took of Perry cheering on his son during the match.

That’s Luke Perry in the upper left holding a shirt out in support while his son basks in the spotlight.

6. Perry trains with David Arquette.

Perry trains with David Arquette, who was also a friend of his father’s.

“Wrestling is pretty tough. Anyone who’s been in there and done it will tell you it’s not easy,” Perry told Sports Illustrated. “David has no real reason to get in the ring, and potentially hurt himself, other than it’s something he really loves to do. I respect and appreciate that a lot. He’s doing what he wants to do, he’s doing it his way, and I think that’s really cool.” 

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

On the precipice.

A post shared by Jungle Boy • Jack Perry (@boy_myth_legend) on Nov 5, 2018 at 3:11pm PST

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Maria Lianos-Carbone is author of "Oh Baby! A Mom's Self-Care Survival Guide for the First Year" and publisher of amotherworld.com.

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