Luke Perry passes away aged 52 just days after the Beverly Hills 90210 star was rushed to the hospital following a massive stroke.
Luke Perry passed away on Monday (4th March), just five days after he was hospitalised following a massive stroke.
The Riverdale star had been rushed to a California hospital on Wednesday morning from his home in Sherman Oaks, and remained there under observation until his death.
The actor, 52, is survived by his son Jack and daughter Sophie from his marriage to ex-wife Rachel Sharp.
It was announced on the same day Perry was hospitalised that Fox would be reviving 90210 with most of the original cast.
Perry’s publicist released a brief statement on Wednesday and nothing had been said since that time prior to the actor’s death.
“Mr. Perry is currently under observation at the hospital”.
Perry got his start with a 10 episode stint on the popular series Another World, but shot to fame in the early 1990s thanks to his role on 90210.
That show ran for 10 seasons beginning in 1990 and still lives on in reruns, with Perry filming 199 episodes.
He played the show’s leading man, the handsome loner Dylan McKay, alongside co-stars Jennie Garth, Jason Priestley and Tori Spelling.
Tributes from Perry’s costars and fans have been paid online;
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With the heaviest of hearts, I am stunned and devastated to tell you that Luke passed away. I am still in shock and I have no words beyond saying he was a truly kind gentleman. He will be mourned and missed by everyone who knew him and the millions who love him. RIP, dearie Luke. Your time here was far too short. 💔💔💔
Perry had also appeared in a number of films, including Buffy the Vampire Slayer, The Fifth Element and Scorchers.
He was also an accomplished voice actor, filming episodes for animated series including Mortal Kombat, The Simpsons, Johnny Bravo, The Incredible Hulk and more.
Most recently he’s had a starring role as Archie’s dad on CW’s hit show, Riverdale.
He also filmed a role in Quentin Tarantino‘s upcoming Charles Manson movie, Once Upon a Time in Hollywood.