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Luke Perry was the James Dean of the Nineties

With his brooding looks and lanky frame, Luke Perry was considered the “New James Dean” back in the Nineties.

James Dean and Luke Perry
James Dean and Luke Perry

“At one point or another, everybody gets called the new James Dean,” said Luke Perry in an interview many years ago.

He was also quoted as saying, “I’m not James Dean. And no one else is, either.”

As Dylan McKay, the high-school student in Beverly Hills 90210 (1990 – 1995 and 1998 – 2000), Luke was often compared to the late, iconic Hollywood star because of his broody good looks and lanky frame.


James Dean and Luke Perry

In yet another interview, he said, “I’m going to be linked with him until I die, but that’s actually just fine. I created Dylan McKay. He’s mine!”

Ironically, just like James Dean, he too died much too soon. Yesterday it was announced that Luke Perry had died from complications after suffering a massive stroke. He was just Fifty-Two years old.


James Dean and Luke Perry
Luke Perry

May his soul rest in peace!



Ranjit Rodricks is leading and well-known fashion editor who has not only lived, loved and breathed style for over two decades but has also worked closely with the best in the fashion business.