Luke Perry's son climbs up his late dad's billboard for 'Once Upon A Time In Hollywood'

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Jack Perry on his dad's billboard (Credit: Instagram)
Jack Perry on his dad's billboard (Credit: Instagram)

Luke Perry's son Jack paid a special tribute to his dad yesterday, clambering up his character billboard for new Tarantino movie Once Upon A Time In Hollywood.

Jack Perry, who is a pro-wrestler, grappling under the name Jungle Boy, made short work of summiting the hoarding, which features a huge picture of his dad.

Perry died in March, 2019, aged 52 following a stroke. Once Upon A Time In Hollywood was his last movie project.

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In it, he plays real-life TV actor Wayne Maunder, who played Scott Lancer in the CBS western show Lancer, a cohort of Leonardo DiCaprio's character Rick Dalton, a washed up TV star.

As Jack climbs the billboard, he's filmed on a drone camera, and posting the video to Instagram, he wrote: “Big premiere tonight. He deserved this, and I’m very proud of it. A stud in life, and forever after. The best of the best. Love you forever.”

Shannen Doherty, who co-starred with Perry in Beverly Hills 90210, the show that made his name, commented: “With in you spirit tonight.”

Speaking about his co-star, DiCaprio recently said he was ‘starstruck’ when he first met Perry, and called him ‘the kindest, sweetest human being you could ever encounter’.

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He told Extra: “I grew up with him on 90210, looking up to him as literally the coolest dude on earth, and honestly, when I was on set, I was starstruck. We got to sit down and chat, he couldn’t have been a more amazing human being. It’s a real tragic loss."

Perry had two children, Jack and Sophie, with his ex-wife Rachel Minnie Sharp.

He was engaged to his girlfriend Wendy Bauer at the time of his death, and was due to marry her in August this year.

Once Upon A Time In Hollywood hits cinemas in the UK on August 15.