Luke Perry’s daughter says school is being named after him in Malawi |

Luke Perry’s daughter says school is being named after him in Malawi

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In this Jan. 26, 2011, file photo, actor Luke Perry poses for a portrait in New York. Perry, who gained instant heartthrob status as wealthy rebel Dylan McKay on “Beverly Hills, 90210,” died Monday, March 4, 2019, after suffering a massive stroke, his publicist said. He was 52.

Late actor Luke Perry is being honored in Malawi through the efforts of his daughter.

Sophie Perry, 18, announced Monday that a school in the African nation has been named after her dad, who died in early March after suffering a stroke.

“Thank you to everybody who donated to help with our projects!” Sophie captioned the photo, which shows the building with “Luke” painted on its side.

Sophie set up a GoFundMe page earlier this month to raise money in hopes of opening 10 preschools in Malawi, in addition to 15 hand-washing facilities, 15 playgrounds and 15 gardens.

The online fundraiser has nearly reached its $10,000 goal.

Sophie rushed home from Africa after learning her father had suffered the stroke and made it in time to see him before his death.

She has spoken about the loss of her dad multiple times, including sharing her gratitude for her supporters in an Instagram post a day after he died.

Perry — known for his roles on “Beverly Hills, 90210? and more recently “Riverdale,” among others — was 52.

“Riverdale” recently aired its final episode featuring Perry. The teen drama series’ creator, Roberto Aguirre-Sacasa, has dedicated all future episodes to Perry.

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