Luke Perry dies at 52 following massive stroke

Luke PerryLuke Perry, who suffered a massive stroke last Wednesday at his home in Los Angeles, died this morning in hospital. He was 52.

He played Archie’s father, Fred Andrews, on the popular The CW/Netflix series, Riverdale, and achieved teen heartthrob status in the 1990s when he was cast as Dylan McKay on the hit Fox series, Beverly Hills, 90210.

His representative has released the following statement: “Luke 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, and respectfully request privacy in this time of great mourning. No further details will be released at this time.”

Many celebrities have posted their reactions and condolences on Twitter and Instagram, including Molly Ringwald, who played his ex-wife on Riverdale:

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  1. Daniel Schneider • March 5, 2019 @ 12:19 AM

    Luke I Love you! This stings so bad. It came out of nowhere. You were such cool nice guy. Always stayed down to earth and didn’t fame or the fony Hollywood lifestyle get to you. A blue collared worker that got a big break with 90210 as Dylan McKay the rebel with a good heart. Isn’t it ironic because that’s exactly who
    He was in real life.❤🙏

  2. Sharon hoffman • March 5, 2019 @ 11:04 AM

    I loved Luke perry in 90210 and saddened greatly at such a young age to pass. I was so looking forward to upcoming of 90210 coming live. What. Terrible a terrible loss. Im heart broken . God bless to your family Luke / miss you already ????

  3. CDubya • March 5, 2019 @ 5:06 PM

    Love your family and friends and don’t hold grudges. It can all end in a blink. Live each day to the fullest and this a good reminder. RIP Luke Perry, you were still living a great life and you certainly had more to go. Taken too soon.

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