Luke Perry, along with being a Hollywood heartthrob, actually lived part-time on a farm in Tennessee, and after his death his children are planning on keeping their father’s special place in the family.
Back in 1994, Perry fell in love with Vanleer, TN, a small rural town with a population of around 300 people. He purchased 380 acres and built a 4,000 sq ft farm the following year.
The “Beverly Hills, 90210” star even purchased cattle and was known to stop in at the local hangouts and have conversations with the town folk.
Vanleer Mayor Jason Weaver, who also owns Weaver and Sons Repair and used to work on Perry’s farm equipment, tells The Blast he has been told the Perry family does not plan on selling the farm.
In fact, Mayor Weaver says he was told Perry’s children, 18-year-old Sophie and 21-year-old Jack, want to keep the property in the family and visit to spend time on their father’s 300-acre Fortress of Solitude.
As we reported, Perry’s family listed a Dickson County, TN funeral home on his death certificate for handling his final arrangements, but the owner of the place says it’s just not true.
A source close to the late star tells The Blast the family actually does not want to reveal where Perry’s final resting place is located.
Mayor Weaver tells us he has not seen anybody at Perry’s property since the star’s tragic death.
However, if he is buried near his beloved farm, Perry’s children will have an extra special reason to visit the little town that their father loved so much.