Riverdale and Beverly Hills 90210 star Luke Perry has reportedly died after suffering a stroke.
TMZ reports Perry “passed away Monday morning at St. Joseph’s Hospital in Burbank.” A representative for Luke Perry revealed he was surrounded by his family Jack and Sophie along with his fiance Wendy Madison Bauer, his ex-wife Minnie Sharp, his mother Ann Bennett, his step-father Steve Bennett, his brother Tom Perry, his sister Amy Coder, and other family and friends.
Perry suffered a massive stroke on Wednesday where he was rushed to a nearby hospital around 9:40 am. Doctors then sedated Perry in order to give him a chance to recover. The actor received a ton of support from fans and the family truly appreciated it. Perry’s rep told TMZ, “”The family appreciates the outpouring of support and prayers that have been extended to Luke from around the world. No further details will be released at this time.”
Perry recently filmed a role in Quentin Tarantino’s Once Upon a Time in Hollywood which is about Charles Manson. He was also a staple on The CW’s Riverdale, playing Archie Andrews’ Dad, Fred Andrews.
Perry is probably most famous for his role in Beverly Hills 90210 where played Dylan McKay for ten seasons. He would go on to star in Oz as the Reverend Jeremiah Cloutier and Jeremiah in Jeremiah. Perry also had a little bit of a comic book itch. He voiced Rick Jones in The Incredible Hulk animated show in the mid 90s. He would also voice Sub-Zero in Mortal Kombat: Defenders of the Realm.
Perry’s fans and colleagues remembered the actor.
Luke Perry is one of the nicest actors ever. Pray for him if you have a moment.
— Jon Lovitz (@realjonlovitz) March 1, 2019
Crushed. Luke Perry was truly a great guy. Warm, kind, generous and hard working. We met very young, I witnessed the grace with which he became a pop icon & parent. He’s been an awesome example of how to stay decent in a swirl of crazy. Love to his family❤️ https://t.co/bGlTX8mNbB
— Seth Green (@SethGreen) March 4, 2019
My heart Is shattered. https://t.co/PZMy0Vg814
— Laura Vandervoort (@Vandiekins22) March 4, 2019
— savannah (@savanna76709755) March 4, 2019
— NIKKI ISORDIA (@NikkiStardust78) March 4, 2019
— Ed Boon (@noobde) March 4, 2019
Extremely shocked and saddened by the news of Luke Perry’s death, he will be missed. pic.twitter.com/DQWtuQeGUG
— sarah (@sarahfilms) March 4, 2019
RIP Luke Perry. 90210 was one of my favorite TV shows and I always hoped to be as cool as Dylan McKay. I copied his answering machine and his sideburns. My wrestling name was almost Zack McKay…but I thought it was too obvious that I was combining Zack Morris & Dylan McKay. 😢 pic.twitter.com/sh1zSuOvU9
— Zack Ryder (@ZackRyder) March 4, 2019
Rest easy Luke Perry. An amazing actor and an amazing man. “I always felt like something of an outsider. But I identified with people up on the screen. That made me feel like I wanted to be up on the screen too. I felt like eventually I would get there.” – Luke Perry. pic.twitter.com/9MCxz7hMf2
— Molly (@mollymorleyyy) March 4, 2019
Luke Perry was 52 years old.