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Luke Perry's pro wrestler son Jack will not appear at event in LA following father's death at 52


Luke Perry’s pro wrestler son Jack ‘Jungle Boy’ Perry will not appear at upcoming event in LA following father’s death at 52

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Luke Perry’s pro wrestler son Jack ‘Jungle Boy’ Perry will not be taking part in a show next week in Los Angeles following his father’s death Monday at the age of 52.

Jack, 21, was slated to be on the card for a March 13 Bar Wrestling show to be held at the Bootleg Theater in Los Angeles.

‘Unfortunately Jungle Boy will no longer be wrestling at our March 13th show,’ the promotion said on its Twitter account. ‘Our thoughts and prayers are with him and his family at this time.’

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Missed: Luke Perry, who died Monday at 52, was snapped last October in NYC

Missed: Luke Perry, who died Monday at 52, was snapped last October in NYC

The latest: Luke Perry's pro wrestler son Jack 'Jungle Boy' Perry will not be taking part in a show next week in Los Angeles following his father's death Monday at the age of 52

The latest: Luke Perry's pro wrestler son Jack 'Jungle Boy' Perry will not be taking part in a show next week in Los Angeles following his father's death Monday at the age of 52

The latest: Luke Perry’s pro wrestler son Jack ‘Jungle Boy’ Perry will not be taking part in a show next week in Los Angeles following his father’s death Monday at the age of 52 

Luke Perry – who shot to fame in the early 90s playing Dylan McKay on Beverly Hills, 90210 – died Monday, about five days after he suffered a massive stroke at his Sherman Oaks, California home February 27.

The actor’s family and friends were by his side in his final moments, according to his publicist, Arnold Robinson.

‘The family appreciates the outpouring of support and prayers that have been extended to Luke from around the world, and respectfully request privacy in this time of great mourning,’ Robinson said.

Jack’s pro wrestling gimmick is akin to a Tarzan persona, as he wrestles with long wavy locks down, and leopard print boots.

Update: The promotion announced via Twitter that Luke would not be performing next week

Update: The promotion announced via Twitter that Luke would not be performing next week

Update: The promotion announced via Twitter that Luke would not be performing next week

Welcome to the jungle: Jack's pro wrestling gimmick is akin to a Tarzan persona, as he wrestles with long wavy locks down and leopard print boots 

Welcome to the jungle: Jack's pro wrestling gimmick is akin to a Tarzan persona, as he wrestles with long wavy locks down and leopard print boots 

Welcome to the jungle: Jack’s pro wrestling gimmick is akin to a Tarzan persona, as he wrestles with long wavy locks down and leopard print boots 

Speaking to Sports Illustrated in January, Jack said he aimed ‘to have [his] own success,’ and didn’t seek to ride on the coattails of his celebrity father.

‘My family is a part of who I am,’ he told the magazine, ‘but I’m trying to make my own way.’

He told the publication how he trains with actor David Arquette, who has made several trips to the squared circle over the past two decades.

‘Wrestling is pretty tough. Anyone who’s been in there and done it will tell you it’s not easy,’ Jack said. ‘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.’

Reverence: Jack wore a shirt honoring the legendary Hart wrestling family 

Reverence: Jack wore a shirt honoring the legendary Hart wrestling family 

Reverence: Jack wore a shirt honoring the legendary Hart wrestling family 

Luke was ringside in November at Joey Janela’s L.A. Confidential show when Arquette suffered a grisly cut to his neck during a match against hardcore wrestler Nick Gage, Arquette told the publication in November.

‘I got cut in a part of my neck muscle that was really close to my jugular,’ Arquette said. It’s in an area called “the box” in your neck, and if you get hit there it’s pretty deadly. 

‘Luke is a dear friend of mine, and his son, who is a fantastic wrestler named Jungle Boy, was wrestling on the same show. We’ve been friends for over 30 years, so Luke is the one I went to see to look inside the wound. He looked and said, “No,” so I knew I didn’t cut a main artery or vein.’ 



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