- UPDATED with Sophie’s Instagram post about her dad’s passing.
Luke Perry was known for various roles throughout his career but his greatest role in life was being a father. His two children with ex-wife Rachel “Minnie” Sharp were incredibly important to him. Jack and Sophie Perry were his everything, and they were at the hospital when their father took his last breath.
Sophie Perry was born in 2000, just three years after her older brother, Jack joined the family. Luke Perry was married to their mother from 1993 until they divorced in 2003. Prior to tying the knot, they had been dating for two years.
Who is Sophie Perry?
Not a lot is known about Luke Perry’s daughter Sophie. She is just barely an adult and chose not to go into show business like her father and older brother. It looks like she just graduated high school last year and was looking into doing humanitarian work.
When news of Luke Perry suffering a stroke spread last week, Sophie Perry rushed back home to Los Angeles. She had been in Malawi, helping to work on community development projects. Sophie was due to be away for a few months but had only been in Africa for roughly a month when she had to hurry back home.
Luke Perry loved his children
After his divorce from Rachel Sharp in 2003, Luke Perry remained a driving force in his children’s lives. He showed up for them every step of the way. Sophie Perry was close to her dad, often sharing photos of them on social media.
Sophie took to Instagram and posted thanks for all the support in her time of loss.
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A lot has happened in this past week for me. Everything is happening so fast. I made it back from Malawi just in time to be here with my family, And in the past 24 hours I have received an overwhelming amount of love and support. 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 bear with me and know that I am grateful for all the love. Just, being grateful quietly.
The passing of her father at such a young age will have a huge impact on her life. Sophie Perry and her brother Jack have yet to speak out publicly. The family asked for privacy during their mourning through Luke Perry’s rep when his passing was announced yesterday.
Sophie and Jack Perry will continue on with their father’s legacy as only they can.