Luke Perry, the actor known for his roles on Beverly Hills, 90210 and Riverdale, has died at age 52. Perry was hospitalized late last month after paramedics were sent to his home when a member of the fire department, who was on the scene, said someone was suffering from a stroke.
After arriving in the hospital on February 27, Perry remained “under observation” for five days. According to a report by People, Perry past away today, Monday, March 4.
“Actor Luke Perry, 52, passed away today after suffering a massive stroke,” said Perry’s rep in a statement.
“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,” the statement continued, “and respectfully request privacy in this time of great mourning. No further details will be released at this time.”
Perry, who was starring as Fred Andrews on Riverdale, a series on the CW, was likely best known for his role as Dylan McKay on Beverly Hills, 90210. He was on that series from 1990 to 1995 and then returned in 1998 and remained until 2000.
On February 27, the same day Perry was taken to the hospital, Fox announced that Beverly Hills, 90210 was slated for a reboot.
While many of his former costars – Jennie Garth, Brian Austin Green, Jason Priestley, Tori Spelling, and Ian Ziering – were all signed on to the new upcoming project, Perry was not.
Perry had numerous film credits to his name, including 8 Seconds and Buffy the Vampire Slayer.
He had also made appearances on a variety of television shows, including Spin City and Will & Grace.
Perry was married to Rachel “Minnie” Sharp from 1993 and 2003. The couple had two children – Jack, now 21, and now 18-year-old Sophie.