‘Beverly Hills: 90210’ Star Luke Perry Dead After Suffering ‘Massive’ Stroke
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‘Beverly Hills: 90210,’ ‘Riverdale’ Star Dead At 52
Sad news out of the TV world today as we report the death of Beverly Hills: 90210 heartthrob Luke Perry, who passed away this morning.
He was 52.
Perry, who rose to fame as the brooding and handsome Dylan McKay on hit 90s show Beverly Hills: 90210, suffered what’s been called a ‘massive’ stroke at his home last week. Doctors placed him under sedation after discovering he’d suffered brain damage during the stroke, but sadly, Mr. Perry’s condition never improved and he died early this morning at St. Joseph’s Hospital in Burbank, California.
A rep for the late star has issued a statement that reads:
“Actor Luke Perry, 52, passed away today after suffering a massive stroke. He was surrounded by his children Jack and Sophie, fiancé Wendy Madison Bauer, ex-wife Minnie Sharp, mother Ann Bennett, step-father Steve Bennett, brother Tom Perry, sister Amy Coder, and other close family and friends.
The family appreciates the outpouring of support and prayers that have been extended to Luke from around the world, and respectfully request privacy in this time of great mourning.
No further details will be released at this time.”
Born Coy Luther Perry III in Mansfield, Ohio, Perry enjoyed a career that spanned back to the early 1980s, beginning with an uncredited role in the television show Voyagers!. It would be a decade before he would become a household name as Beverly Hills: 90210’s Dylan McKay, after which his career exploded and opportunities in film, television and voice acting left Perry with his pick of roles to choose from.
Most recently, Mr. Perry starred in hit Netflix series Riverdale – a drama based on the characters of Archie Comics, in which he played Archie’s father, Fred Andrews.
Luke Perry is survived by children Jack and Sophie, fiancé Wendy Madison Bauer, ex-wife Minnie Sharp, mother Ann Bennett and stepfather Steve Bennett, and siblings Tom Perry and Amy Coder. Understandably, the family has wished for privacy as they begin the grieving process, and our hearts go out to them today and every day.
Rest in peace, Luke.