Luke Perry, known for playing Fred Andrews on Riverdale and teen heartthrob, Dylan McKay, on Beverly Hills, 90210, has died. First responders were called to Perry’s Los Angeles home after the star suffered a massive stroke on February 27th. According to TMZ, Perry passed away at St. Joseph’s Hospital in Burbank on Monday morning. Perry’s publicist has since released a statement.
“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 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.”
Tributes from fellow Riverdale stars and other celebs poured in after news broke of Perry’s stoke last Wednesday and of his passing on Monday. Perry will always be remembered for his memorable on-screen performances. Our thoughts are with Luke Perry’s friends and family during this difficult time.
My heart is broken. I will miss you so much Luke Perry. Sending all my love to your family. ❤️ #LukePerry
— Molly Ringwald (@MollyRingwald) March 4, 2019