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From all I’ve ever heard or read, actor Luke Perry was a very nice, normal, down-to-earth guy.

In fact, as it turns out, he was very earthy — but in a not-so-normal way.

At least, that is, when it comes to his environmentally-friendly burial plans.

According to an Instagram entry by Luke’s 18-year-old daughter, Sophie, Beverly Hills 90210’s Dylan wasn’t interred by way of a casket. Rather, he was placed in a mushroom burial suit.

On Saturday, Sophie posted the following:

“In December I went to San Francisco with two of my best friends. One of them, had never never been to California, so we went to show him the Redwoods. I took this picture while we were there, because i thought, ‘damn, those mushrooms are beautiful.’ Now, mushrooms hold an entirely new meaning for me. Any explanation i give will not do justice to the genius that is the mushroom burial suit, but it is essentially an eco friendly burial option via mushrooms. All i can say is that you should all look into them at coeio.com or just by googling ‘mushroom burial suit’ . My dad discovered it, and was more excited by this than I have ever seen him. He was buried in this suit, one of his final wishes. They are truly a beautiful thing for this beautiful planet, and I want to share it with all of you.”

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💋In December I went to San Francisco with two of my best friends. One of them, had never never been to California, so we went to show him the Redwoods. I took this picture while we were there, because i thought, “damn, those mushrooms are beautiful.” Now, mushrooms hold an entirely new meaning for me. Any explanation i give will not do justice to the genius that is the mushroom burial suit, but it is essentially an eco friendly burial option via mushrooms. All i can say is that you should all look into them at coeio.com or just by googling “mushroom burial suit” . My dad discovered it, and was more excited by this than I have ever seen him. He was buried in this suit, one of his final wishes. They are truly a beautiful thing for this beautiful planet, and I want to share it with all of you.

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Fox News reports:

Perry, who was buried in the suit instead of a traditional casket, was laid to rest in Tennessee on March 11, E! News reported at the time.

The burial suit by Coeio — a “green burial company” — costs $1500 and helps the deceased “return [their] body to the earth without harming the environment.”

The black-cloak Infinity Burial Suit — complete with a hood and face covering that looks like something used in fencing — can be see via this link.

The site claims the getup does the following:

  • Cleanses the body and soil of toxins that would otherwise seep into the environment
  • Delivers nutrients from body to surrounding plant roots efficiently
  • Restarts life around the body faster than normal

Jae Rhim Lee — company founder — explained her vision in a Ted Talk, which can be seen at the bottom of this article:

“The (Decompi)culture Society shares a vision of a cultural shift, from our current culture of death-denial and body preservation, to one of (decompi)culture — a radical acceptance of death and decomposition. Accepting death means that we are physical beings who are intimately connected to the environment, as the research on environmental toxins confirms. As the saying goes, we came from dust and we’ll return to dust. And once we understand that we’re connected to the environment, we see that the survival of our species depends on the survival of the planet. I believe this is the beginning of true environmental responsibility.”

And also:

“For every person who uses the Infinity Burial Suit, there will be many more who witness the choice to return to the earth and to use one’s body in a beneficial way.”

The company offers an informative video on its site.

It ain’t exactly the presumed final step for the average Tinseltown titan.

To me personally, the whole idea is just gross and a whole lot of other words I won’t take time to use here. But it does reaffirm something — Luke Perry was a long way from a Kardashian; he was an unassuming guy who didn’t consider himself better than anyone else.

And for that, I say, I’m glad you were a part of Hollywood, Luke.

What are your thoughts on the suit? I look forward to hearing them in the Comments section.

-Alex

 

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