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WHO 18 March 2019

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1 min.
farewell to an icon

For teenagers in the 1990s, Luke Perry was the epitome of cool. As bad boy with a heart of gold, Dylan McKay in trailblazing teen drama Beverly Hills, 90210 , the actor personified the guy all the girls wanted to date (but could never take home to Mum and Dad) and all the boys aspired to be. Off-screen, Perry took his sudden heart-throb status in his stride, sending it up in years to come. His tragic death, aged 52, on March 4, following a massive stroke on February 27, was felt keenly by millions who had grown up watching him on 90210 and seen him return to the genre that launched him as a lynchpin of current teen drama Riverdale . Playing Fred Andrews, the father of main character Archie (KJ Apa),…

8 min.
death of a hollywood heart-throb

The perfect, brushed-back hair. The crinkled forehead. The brooding James Dean-like stare. Luke Perry’s Beverly Hills, 90210 character, Dylan McKay, was the quintessential teen idol. But it’s a tag that never sat well with the late actor. Speaking with WHO at the height of his fame in 1991, Perry, then 25, was at pains to point out his celebrity status had not gone to his head. “I’m a simple guy. Look around. I don’t need a whole lot,” he said. Perry, whose career spanned over 30 years, died on March 4, five days after he suffered a massive stroke. He was just 52. The down-to-earth star was surrounded by his close family when he passed away at St Joseph’s Hospital in Burbank, California. His children, Jack, 21, and Sophie, 18, and…

1 min.
celeb tributes

LEONARDO DICAPRIO “Luke Perry was a kindhearted and incredibly talented artist. It was an honour to be able to work with him. My thoughts and prayers go out to him and his loved ones.” IAN ZIERING “I will forever bask in the loving memories we’ve shared over the last thirty years. May your journey forward be enriched by the magnificent souls who have passed before you.” LILI REINHART “I’m finding it hard to grasp that he will no longer be around to give long hugs and share his wisdom and kindness with all of us. I’m thinking of his family. His children. I pray for them to heal and find peace.” SARAH MICHELLE GELLAR “My entire high-school experience was shaped by Brenda and Dylan. This is not how it’s supposed to happen. I hope his family know…

3 min.
kate & meghan together again

MEGHAN, DUCHESS OF SUSSEX, and her husband, Prince Harry, were bound by royal duty to join Duchess of Cambridge Kate and her husband, Prince William, on March 5 for a morning reception at Buckingham Palace. The event marked the forthcoming 50th anniversary of Prince Charles’ investiture (on July 1), when he was formally made the Prince of Wales, but for royal watchers, it was also notably the first time the four young royals reunited in public since their traditional Christmas church outing on December 25. After meeting in January 2017, Kate and Meghan, both now 37, seemed to build a fast friendship, but rumours of a growing rift between the two had begun to plague the royal family by November 2018. “If you bring two independent-minded women from the real world…

2 min.
the truth about us

THEIR ON-SCREEN CHEMISTRY IN A STAR IS BORN has been speculated to be a real romance, but Lady Gaga has assured fans her connection with Bradley Cooper is purely platonic and simply part of their larger act while playing characters Ally and Jackson Maine in the Grammy-winning film. Despite their believable and steamy connection during their live Oscars performance – which caused a few headlines – Gaga appeared on Jimmy Kimmel Live! on February 27 and shut down rumours. “Yes, people saw love and guess what? That’s what we wanted you to see,” the actress-singer, 32, told Kimmel.“[‘Shallow’] is a love song, A Star Is Born is a love story,” she explained.“It was so important to both of us that we were connected the entire time … When you’re singing love…

2 min.
the untold story

IT DEBUTED AT THE SUNDANCE FILM Festival in January and ever since, Leaving Neverland has left fans of the late Michael Jackson torn. The two-part documentary, directed and produced by Dan Reed (airing on Mar. 1 on Channel 10), reveals allegations that the singer sexually abused Wade Robson and James Safechuck, who claim Jackson assaulted them when they were young boys. “The days were filled with magical, childhood adventure experiences. Playing tag, watching movies, eating junk food,” says Robson in the doco. “He told me if they ever found out what we were doing, he and I would go to jail for the rest of our lives … I want to be able to speak the truth as loud as I had to speak the lie for so long.” Safechuck…