Luke Perry, Star Of '90210' And 'Riverdale', Dies Aged 52 After Massive Stroke

Luke Perry, Star Of '90210' And 'Riverdale', Dies Aged 52 After Massive Stroke

'Riverdale' actor Luke Perry passed away after suffering a stroke in his apartment. Celebrities have been pouring tributes on social media for the late star.

'90210' actor Luke Perry passed away at the age of 52 on March 4, after suffering a massive stroke at his home last week, as reported by ComicBook. The late actor is survived by his son Jack and daughter Sophie, who he shared their joint custody with ex-wife Rachel Sharp and fiance Wendy Madison Bauer.

Luke suffered a stroke last week and according to the reports, he was heavily sedated as an attempt to make him recover from the trauma of the stroke he had, but the damage was not repairable. 



The actor's rep had issued a statement to Buzzfeed,  that reads, "Actor Luke Perry, 52, passed away today after suffering a massive stroke. He was surrounded by his children Jack and Sophie, fiancé Wendy Madison Bauer, ex-wife Minnie Sharp, mother Ann Bennett, step-father Steven Bennett, brother Tom Perry, sister Amy Coder, and other close family and friends.” 

The 52-year-old actor wanted to pursue acting right after graduating from high school. He had moved to Los Angeles, California and appeared in lots of commercials and music videos. He was mostly remembered for his roles in soap operas 'Loving' and 'Another World'. His career took flight after he played an iconic role in 1990 in 'Beverly Hills' and '90210', in which he played the role of Dylan McKay. 



The show was a teen drama that also starred Jason Priestley, Shannen Doherty, and Tori Spelling but Perry became the most popular among the others because of his good looks and his performance. After the series, the actor got the lead role in Joss Whedon's 1992 films 'Buffy The Vampire Slayer'. One of his most outstanding performance was marked in his role in HBO's prison drama show 'Oz', where he played the role of Jeremiah Cloutier.

The actor appeared in then-popular Netflix teen drama 'Riverdale' in 2017 as 'Fred Andrews'. He had to play a more matured role than he had played before. The cast and crew of the series were devastated on hearing about his death. 

"The family appreciates the outpouring of support and prayers that have been extended to Luke from around the world. No further details will be released at this time,"  said a statement that was given by his rep to TMZ



'Riverdale' executives told TMZ, "Luke was everything you would hope he would be: an incredibly caring, consummate professional with a giant heart, and a true friend to all. A father figure and mentor to the show's young cast, Luke was incredibly generous, and he infused the set with love and kindness. Our thoughts are with Luke's family during this most difficult time." 

Lili Reinhart, who plays the role of Betty on 'Riverdale' posted on social media.  "I'm finding it hard to grasp that he will no longer be around to give long hugs and share his wisdom and kindness with all of us." Lili followed with another tweet saying, "I just can't believe it." Many other celebrities posted about the actor, recalling the times they had spent with him. 



According to UsWeekly, Joss Whedon who worked with the actor in 'Beverly Hills, 90210' and the 1992 'Buffy the Vampire Slayer', remembered the star. He wrote on Twitter, “The first time I met Luke Perry we talked about what kind of movie we wanted ‘Buffy’ to be. I asked if he’d ever seen ‘Near Dark’ and he gave me a look of HOW DARE YOU SIR and I knew we’d get along. Funny, committed, and always gracious. He shouldn’t be gone."

Charlie Sheen also took to Twitter to share his grief about the actor passing away. He wrote a heartfelt message. “L.P. you made every situation better, my man. Your elegance your with your charm and your giant heart, inspired and enchanted so many of us, on countless occasions, with brilliant aplomb. R.I.P good sir. I am truly honored to have known you all of these years. C.”



Olivia Munn, who said that Perry was her first crush regretted the fact that she never got to meet him. “Luke Perry was my 1st crush. Eh, more like obsession (I wore pins w his face on them to school ) I used to dream of making it to LA just to meet him. I never got to, but I’ve always heard he was a really great person. Praying for his family & kids…. Rest in love.” she wrote. 

Leonardo Dicaprio too shared his grief remembering Luke, a kindhearted and incredibly talented actor. He wrote, "It was an honor to be able to work with him. My thoughts and prayers go out to him and his loved ones.” 


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