It seems like everybody who ever met Luke Perry agrees that he was one of the good ones. Earlier this year when he died of a massive stroke at the age of 52, the outpouring of love for Luke was palpable. He was cited as a wonderful mentor and friend by many people who knew him. So it’s not surprising to learn that even in death, he’s continuing to leave a mark on the world – by not leaving any mark at all. According to the always true Radar Online, Luke made arrangements to be buried in a mushroom suit. No, not a suit with “special mushroom inside” like John Witherspoon in Boomerang. Instead, Radar says Luke was buried in an organic, environmentally friendly suit that grows mushrooms which remove toxins from the body, and facilitate decomposition.
Luke Perry has been quietly buried in an organic “mushroom suit” on his beloved Tennessee farm so his decomposing body can nourish the soil, RadarOnline.com can exclusively report.
“The mushroom suit will turn Luke into clean compost,” said a pal of the late “Beverly Hills, 90210” star. “This was one of Luke’s last wishes. He was always very ecologically-minded.”
Though his death certificate indicated he was buried in Tennessee, friends and family were initially told his body was cremated in an effort to be “environmentally conscious”.
Here’s what the mushroom suit looks like.
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The tendrils are decorative embroidery. There are mushroom spores embedded throughout the fabric. According to Grist:
After death, the mushrooms consume both the body and the toxins within it. Basically, the suit eats you, leaving behind clean, pollutant-free compost.
The source Radar spoke with also says that Luke was an organ donor who “donated his lungs, kidneys and liver, but they could not find a match for his heart”, which sounds so poetic, I’m more than a little skeptical (this is Radar Online after all). You’d think we’d have heard by now if somebody was walking around with Luke Perry’s liver. I’d certainly be bragging about it if I were legally able to so.
Embalming, spackling, and beating the mugs of the dead with a full Tammy Faye Bakker face is gruesome to me, and terrible for the environment. And according to The Atlantic, even traditional cremation is a wildly inefficient requiring “about two SUV tanks worth of fuel”. Since current funerary practices are so harmful to the planet, Luke’s decision to opt for a natural burial ensures his legacy of generosity and compassion live will on. And who wouldn’t want to go out with a head full of shrooms?