Topeka woman remembers classmate Luke Perry


“90210” and “Riverdale” actor Luke Perry died earlier this week after having a stroke at the age of 52. 

Wende Horton, who now lives in Topeka, went to high school with Perry in Ohio.

“There was a group of guys shortly after graduation that took off in his van and they said we’re going to California, we’re going to be famous’,” said Horton. “All the rest came back a couple months later, he stayed and he made it.” 

He was a year older than her.

She said he dressed as the school mascot and played on the tennis team. But above all, Horton said she remembers his sense of humor. 

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