Luke Perry Dies at 52 After Suffering Massive Stroke

LOS ANGELES - JAN 7: Luke Perry arrives at the Hallmark Winter 2011 TCA Party at Tournament of Roses Parade House on January 7, 2011 in Pasadena, CA. (Credit: Jean Nelson/Deposit Photos)

Beverly Hills, 90210 and Riverdale star Luke Perry has died after suffering a stroke. He was 52.

The actor’s publicist told Entertainment Tonight he passed away Monday.

“Actor Luke Perry, 52, passed away today after suffering a massive stroke,” read a statement from the rep.

“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 statement continued. “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.”

Paramedics were called to Perry’s home in Sherman Oaks, Calif. on Wednesday, Feb. 27, after he suffered the stroke.

Perry was born in Mansfield, Ohio, in 1966. He moved to Los Angeles after high school to pursue acting, and landed roles in the daytime soap operas Loving (1988) and Another World (1988–89).

He was later cast as millionaire Dylan McKay on 90210 and appeared on the series from 1990 to 2000. He also had roles on Body of Proof, Raising Hope, and Ties That Bind, to name a few series.

Perry was currently starring on the CW’s Riverdale, a role he held since 2016. He was set to have a  limited role in the recently announced 90210 reunion series featuring the original cast members.

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