90210, Riverdale actor Luke Perry dies after suffering massive stroke

by Kim Boateng Posted on March 4th, 2019

Luke Perry of ‘Beverly Hills, 90210’ and ‘Riverdale’ fame has died at 52 after suffering stroke last week.

“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,” his publicist said in a statement.

“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,” the statement continued.

Actor Luke Perry was hospitalized after reportedly suffering a massive stroke, US media said Thursday.

The “Beverly Hills, 90210” star was rushed to the hospital on Wednesday and remains under observation, his representative told various media outlets, declining to elaborate on the actor’s condition.

Perry, 52, had been in Los Angeles working on the television series “Riverdale,” a comic book adaptation in which he plays Fred Andrews.

On Wednesday, Fox announced that it was rebooting “Beverly Hills 90210,” but there was no confirmation Perry would be part of the new series.

The actor famously played Dylan McKay when the series ran in the 1990s.

Six of the original stars from the series, including Jason Priestley, Jennie Garth and Tori Spelling, have all signed on to the new show.

He also starred in “The Fifth Element,” “Buffy the Vampire Slayer,” “Windfall” and “Body of Proof,” among many other roles.

This is a developing story. Please check back for more updates.

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