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Luke Perry Was Buried in a "Mushroom Suit"—Here's Everything You Need to Know About This Eco-Burial

Death is a concept many of us struggle to come to terms with, but the one thing we do know is that, at some point, we will all die. What our loved ones choose to do with our remains will differ, and although coffin burials and cremation are well-known, another alternative was recently brought to our attention after actor Luke Perry’s passing. His daughter, Sophie Perry, revealed he was buried in a "mushroom suit."

In May 2019, Sophie shared on social media that her father, who died from a massive stroke at age 52, had been laid to rest in a biodegradable burial garment known as a “mushroom suit.” Speaking of the decision, she explained that she felt the mushroom suit was a “genius” invention, as “it is essentially an eco-friendly burial option via mushrooms.” Sophie also commented on how her father had discovered it prior to his death and was “more excited by this" than she had ever seen him. In fact, she notes it was one of his final wishes to be buried in this way, which is a "truly a beautiful thing for this beautiful planet."

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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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The suit in question is called the Infinity Burial Suit and was created by a company called Coeio. According to the company’s website, the suit is made using natural, biodegradable materials (it has a built-in bio­mix, made up of mushrooms and other microorganisms), and uses no harsh chemicals, preservatives or processing. The suit helps to cleanse the body and soil of toxins, which would otherwise be released into the environment, but also delivers nutrients from the body to the plants which surround it, essentially creating life from death.

The company is committed to planting two trees for every suit, or shroud, bought, and, interestingly, Coeio states that this green burial is cost-friendly because families often spend much more with the traditional burial options.

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