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Luke Perry buried in eco-friendly mushroom suit, says daughter

The actor died in March, five days after suffering a stroke.

Luke Perry was buried in an eco-friendly mushroom suit, his daughter said (PA)
Luke Perry was buried in an eco-friendly mushroom suit, his daughter said (PA)

Luke Perry’s daughter has revealed he was buried in an eco-friendly burial suit made from mushrooms.

The Beverly Hills 90210 and Riverdale actor died at the age of 52 in March, five days after suffering a stroke.

His daughter Sophie, 18, said that one of his final wishes was to be buried in the suit rather than a traditional casket.

In an Instagram post, she said that mushrooms “hold an entirely new meaning for me”.

She wrote: “Any explanation i give will not do justice to the genius that is the mushroom burial suit, but it is essentially an eco friendly burial option via mushrooms.

“All i can say is that you should all look into them at coeio.com or just by googling ‘mushroom burial suit’.

“My dad discovered it, and was more excited by this than I have ever seen him.

“He was buried in this suit, one of his final wishes. They are truly a beautiful thing for this beautiful planet, and I want to share it with all of you.”

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💋In December I went to San Francisco with two of my best friends. One of them, had never never been to California, so we went to show him the Redwoods. I took this picture while we were there, because i thought, “damn, those mushrooms are beautiful.” Now, mushrooms hold an entirely new meaning for me. Any explanation i give will not do justice to the genius that is the mushroom burial suit, but it is essentially an eco friendly burial option via mushrooms. All i can say is that you should all look into them at coeio.com or just by googling “mushroom burial suit” . My dad discovered it, and was more excited by this than I have ever seen him. He was buried in this suit, one of his final wishes. They are truly a beautiful thing for this beautiful planet, and I want to share it with all of you.

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According to Coeio, the burial suit is “completely biodegradable” and helps to speed up decomposition, works to neutralise toxins from the body and transfers nutrients to plant life.

Sophie’s revelation came after she named a school in Malawi in her late father’s honour.

She is currently volunteering in the African country to build schools, gardens, toilets and playgrounds for children in rural communities, and posted a picture on Instagram of her first finished school, which had Perry’s name emblazoned on the side.

Sophie is Perry’s daughter from his marriage to Minnie Sharp. They also had a son together, 21-year-old Jack, before separating in 2003.

Perry suffered a stroke at his home in Sherman Oaks, California, on February 27. He died in hospital on March 4, surrounded by his family.

Following his death, tributes from his former co-stars poured in, with 90210’s Jason Priestley and Shannen Doherty among those paying their respects.

Perry will appear in Quentin Tarantino’s Once Upon A Time In Hollywood in his final film role later this year.

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