Perry died in March at the age of 52 after suffering a stroke.
His final movie role was in Quentin Tarantino’s ninth feature film titled “Once Upon a Time in Hollywood.” In the film, Perry’s character has a run-in with one played by Leonardo DiCaprio.
In a touching video tribute posted on July 22 on his Instagram account, Perry’s 22-year-old son Jack walked up to the billboard on Hollywood’s Sunset Blvd and jumped onto its ledge.
A professional wrestler who goes by the stage name Jungle Boy, Jack then climbed on top of the billboard and sat on its edge, striking a pensive pose.
“Big premiere tonight. He deserved this, and I’m very proud of it,” Jack captioned the post. “A stud in life, and forever after. The best of the best. Love you forever. Thanks @dannydrone_ for capturing and making this for me.”
Perry’s former co-star from “Beverly Hills 90210,” Shannen Doherty, commented on Jack’s Instagram post, writing, “With you in spirit tonight. ❤❤.”
Another “90210” actor, Ian Ziering, also commented on Jack’s post.
“Such an emotional picture JP,” Ziering wrote. “You being in it brings water to my eyes.”
Quentin Tarantino was asked to comment on Jack’s tribute at the film’s premiere later that day.
“It’s fantastic, it moved me so much,” Tarantino told ET. “Luke’s son actually worked on the movie. He wanted to work on the film, so he worked as a PA and he worked as an extra on a couple of scenes, so I know he had a wonderful experience on the movie. But he looked so [expletive] up there on that billboard, and it was such a lovely tribute to his father.”
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Set in 1969 Los Angeles, the movie “Once Upon a Time in Hollywood” is about fading television actor Rick Dalton, played by Leonardo DiCaprio, and his former stuntman Cliff Booth, played by Brad Pitt, as Dalton struggles to make it on the big screen.
Besides his son, Perry also left behind a 19-year-old daughter, Sophie, at the time of his death.
Celebrities Lost in 2019
Actress Peggy Lipton, who starred in David Lynch’s iconic show “Twin Peaks,” and the 1960s show “The Mod Squad,” died on May 11 at the age of 72.
The cause of death was cancer.
Rapper Nipsey Hussle was shot dead at the age of 33 in South Los Angeles on March 31.
Actor Luke Perry died from a stroke on March 4.
Iconic “Boyz N The Hood” director and the youngest ever Oscar nominee for best picture died after spending days in a coma following a stroke.
Peter Tork, a member of the 1960s TV rock quartet the Monkees, died in February at the age of 77.
His death was announced on his official Facebook page. “Peter succumbed to a 10 year bout with adenoid cystic carcinoma, a rare cancer of the salivary glands,” the statement read.
Five-time Oscar nominee Albert Finney died aged 82 after a short illness.
The BBC cited a statement from a family spokesman announcing the British actor’s death: “Albert Finney, aged 82, passed away peacefully after a short illness with those closest to him by his side.”
Longtime R&B singer James Ingram died in late January. Quincy Jones, a collaborator of his, wrote, “With that soulful, whisky sounding voice, James Ingram was simply magical … every beautiful note that James sang pierced your essence and comfortably made itself at home.”
Celebrity comedian Freddie Starr died aged 76 at his home in Spain, according to reports.
The body of the British-born funnyman was reportedly discovered by a carer at his apartment in Mijas on the Costa del Sol on May 9, the Mirror reported.
Starr had been ill.
A neighbor, who asked not to be named, told the Mirror: “His carer found him dead in his chair at around 3:30 p.m. Police arrived first and then later an ambulance arrived and he was taken away.
“His next door neighbor, who is a nurse, said he was definitely dead. She said she thinks he may have suffered a heart attack.”
BBC Radio 6 music presenter Kelly Jobanputra, of Swindon in southwest England, died on April 26, according to the Swindon Advertiser. She was tragically struck and killed by a train, according to reports.
The celebrity radio host had just turned 40 in April, The Sun reported, and last year had given birth to her second child.
“Top Chef” alum Fatima Ali died on Jan. 25, after a battle with terminal cancer. She was 29.
Former “Top Chef” contestant Bruce Kalman paid tribute to her: “It’s with a heavy heart we say goodbye to Fatima Ali today, as she has lost her battle with cancer,” he wrote.
Broadway star Carol Channing, known for portraying Lorelei Lee in “Gentlemen Prefer Blondes” and Dolly Gallagher Levi in “Hello, Dolly!,” died aged 97.
Channing died of natural causes at her home in Rancho Mirage, Calif., Variety reported.
Her publicist B. Harlan Boll confirmed her death, writing: “It is with extreme heartache, that I have to announce the passing of an original Industry Pioneer, Legend and Icon — Miss Carol Channing. Saying good-bye is one of the hardest things I have ever had to do, but I know that when I feel those uncontrollable urges to laugh at everything and/or nothing at all, it will be because she is with me, tickling my funny bone.”
Actor, writer, and producer Bob Einstein, perhaps best known for portraying the bumbling stuntman Super Dave Osborne, died on Jan. 2 at the age of 76. The cause of death was cancer.
Daryl Dragon, or “Captain,” of pop group Captain and Tennille, died on Jan. 2 of renal failure.
Epoch Times reporter Jack Phillips contributed to this report.