Beverly Hills, 90210 and Riverdale star Luke Perry died Monday morning at the age of 52 after suffering a 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,” Perry’s spokesperson Arnold Robinson said in a statement when the news broke.
Perry rose to prominence in the early ’90s for his role as Dylan McKay in Beverly Hills, 90210. Following his role in the iconic drama series, he become something of a teen idol, leading to appearances in films including Joss Whedon’s Buffy the Vampire Slayer in 1992. He found success later in his career as part of the main cast of Riverdale, which is currently in its third season.
It is currently unclear if Perry had begun filming on Season 4 of Riverdale, which is currently in production. He recently wrapped filming on a role in Quentin Tarantino’s Once Upon a Time in Hollywood, which is scheduled for release this July. The appearance will mark his final film role.
In response to heartbreaking news, fans and peers flooded social media with their love and support for his family. Among those to share their love for the actor were Molly Ringwald, Patricia Arquette, and Joss Whedon.
- October, 11, 1966
- Mansfield, Ohio
- March, 04, 2019
- Burbank, California
Cause of Death
- Massive Stroke