FOX NEWS – Actor Luke Perry, who starred in “Beverly Hills, 90210” and “Riverdale,” has died at age 52 after suffering a massive stroke, a rep for the actor told Fox News.
“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,” Perry’s publicist Arnold Robinson told us. “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.”
Robinson said no further details will be released at this time.
Last week, Perry was admitted to a hospital for “observation.” At the time, his rep did not confirm reports that he had suffered a stroke.
According to TMZ, paramedics responded to a call at the star’s home in Sherman Oaks, Calif., at approximately 9:40 a.m. on Wednesday. The call came into the fire department for someone suffering a stroke, the gossip site reported last week.
The incident occurred the same day that the “Beverly Hills, 90210” reboot was announced.
Perry, 52, was not attached to the new project, though former co-stars Ian Ziering, Jason Priestley, Brian Austin Green, Tori Spelling, Jennie Garth and Gabrielle Carteris would reprise new versions of their prior roles on the series.
In 2015, Perry was treated for precancerous growths after a colonoscopy. He’s since been a vocal advocate for screenings for colorectal cancer.
Though best known for his role as Dylan on the hit series from 1990 through 2000, Perry has had steady work since.
His most recent role is on another hit high school based series as that of Archie’s father, Fred Andrews, in “Riverdale.”
He also starred in “The Fifth Element,” had a role in HBO hit “Oz” and will appear as Scott Lancer in the upcoming Quentin Tarantino-directed Manson murder film “Once Upon a Time in Hollywood.”