Actor Luke Perry, who starred in “Beverly Hills, 90210” and “Riverdale,” has died at age 52, four days after suffering a stroke on Wednesday morning, February 27, 2019.
“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,” according to Luke Perry’s publicist Arnold Robinson. “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.”
Los Angeles Fire Department paramedics were dispatched to Perry’s home in Sherman Oaks, California about 9:40 a.m. Wednesday February 27, 2019.
Luke’s medical crisis coincidentally occurred on the same day Fox announced it will reboot “Beverly Hills, 90210”. Perry previously starred on the original show in the 1990s, playing Dylan McKay. However, he had not signed on for the reboot, as did stars Jennie Garth, Ian Ziering, Jason Priestly, Brian Austin Green, Tori Spelling and Gabrielle Carteris.
— CBS News (@CBSNews) March 4, 2019
Breaking News: The actor Luke Perry is dead at 52 after suffering a stroke. He played a heartthrob on “Beverly Hills, 90210” and had a role in “Riverdale.” https://t.co/p011wa0qeK
— The New York Times (@nytimes) March 4, 2019
Writers for #Riverdale shared their heartbreak over Luke Perry's passing via social media: "Luke Perry… you were a joyful and vibrant soul. You will be missed but most certainly your legacy will be remembered forever. Rest in love and peace, friend" https://t.co/VAk8Z2B0LT pic.twitter.com/YkJYn0NGF2
— Hollywood Reporter (@THR) March 4, 2019
— LAT Entertainment (@latimesent) March 4, 2019
I had the pleasure and honor of meeting Mr. Luke Perry many times, most recently this past October in NYC. Devastated to hear the news. A piece of our childhood gone. But never forgotten. Love going out to his family, friends, fans, and co-stars and co-workers. RIP Luke 😇 💕 pic.twitter.com/43dUDFYNfc
— Debbie Gibson (@DebbieGibson) March 4, 2019
Super sad to hear the news about actor Luke Perry. Interviewed him several times, always such a lovely gentleman. Great guy. God bless him and his family. pic.twitter.com/YZq59joDK3
— Maria Shriver (@mariashriver) March 4, 2019
Rest Luke — the way you always treated me (and anyone I ever introduced you to, no matter how much they screamed and squealed with joy and excitement) — in peace. #RIPLukePerry
Cherish every moment. 🙏🏼 pic.twitter.com/Cgd9qeVKRX
— Donnie Wahlberg (@DonnieWahlberg) March 4, 2019
— Mario Lopez (@MarioLopezExtra) March 4, 2019