Luke Perry Passed Away Earlier Today
Riverdale and Beverly Hills, 90210 actor Luke Perry has died at age 52.
Perry was hospitalized on Feb. 27 after paramedics were dispatched to his home in Sherman Oaks, California, according to TMZ.
The actor remained “under observation” for five days but died on Monday, March 4.
“Actor Luke Perry, 52, passed away today after suffering a massive stroke,” read a statement from Perry’s rep to True Hollywood Reporter earlier today. “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.”
A Prolific Actor
Perry rose to fame in the 1990s playing Dylan McKay on the massive hit TV show Beverly Hills 90210. He played the character for 10 seasons. And the role gave the actor legions of new fans and opened up plenty of opportunities including Buffy the Vampire Slayer film, The Fifth Element, and many more.
More recently, Perry starred as Fred Andrews on the CW series Riverdale.
A reboot of ‘90210’ was just recently announced with the bulk of the original cast, but Luke had not signed on to be a regular on the series. We’re told he was down to do a few guest spots, but couldn’t commit to more than that due to his “Riverdale” schedule.
Messages Of Love
As news broke, messages of love for the actor flooded the internet.
His co-star, Molly Ringwald who plays Perry’s ex-wife in Riverdale shared this message
My heart is broken. I will miss you so much Luke Perry. Sending all my love to your family. ❤️ #LukePerry
— Molly Ringwald (@MollyRingwald) March 4, 2019
Beverly Hills co-star Ian Ziering had this to say:
I will forever bask in the loving memories we've shared over the last thirty years. May your journey forward be enriched by the magnificent souls who have passed before you, just like you have done here, for those you leave behind.
— Ian Ziering (@IanZiering) March 4, 2019
Perry will be seen later this summer in Quentin Tarantino’s Once Upon a Time in Hollywood.
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