Luke Perry Says I Eat a lot more fish! As a result of his doctors discovering the growths, Perry changed his diet to decrease his risk of colorectal cancer. “I have significantly cut down on the amount of red meat I eat,” he revealed. “I used to be a steak and potatoes kind of guy — now it’s just for special occasions. I eat a lot more fish. Sounds like he got bad medical advice. Perry’s last big health scare was in 2015, when “precancerous growths” were found in his body after he underwent a colonoscopy. Perry later spoke out about checking for colorectal cancer in a 2017 interview Luke Perry’s dead from a reported stroke.