Luke Perry's daughter Sophie Perry has Malawi school named in honor of late actor
Nearly two months after Luke Perry passed away at the age of 52 years, his daughter Sophie Perry is making sure that her father's legacy lives on. Sophie announced that she is opening her first preschool in Malawi, Africa, and it will be named after the 'Beverly Hills 90210' actor.
Over the last few months, Sophie has been living in Malawi along with two other friends -- Gabriela and Ruben, where they are serving as development instructors in order to help build preschools in rural communities.
Taking to her Instagram handle on Monday, Sophie shared, "Thank you to everybody who donated to help with our projects! Our first school is finished and I can’t tell you how proud and excited I am to see it open on Wednesday," referencing a GoFundMe link which she had shared a couple of days ago.
Sophie also shared a picture of the school and said, "Thank you to my amazing partner Ruben for everything. Especially for fighting to name the school after my dad."
When the news of Luke's stroke broke in early March, Sophie was in Africa and immediately rushed home to be by her father's side before he passed away on March 4. Just a day after his death, Sophie took to social media to talk about his untimely passing. She shared a post of her and her father and wrote, "A lot has happened in this past week for me."
"Everything is happening so fast. I made it back from Malawi just in time to be here with my family, And in the past 24 hours I have received an overwhelming amount of love and support," she added. "I cannot individually respond to the hundreds of beautiful and heartfelt messages, but I see them, and appreciate you all for sending positivity to my family and I."
"I’m not really sure what to say or do in this situation, it’s something you aren’t ever given a lesson on how to handle, especially when it’s all happening in the public eye. So [bear] with me and know that I am grateful for all the love. Just, being grateful quietly," she continued.