A report said that “Beverly Hills, 90210” star Luke Perry was buried in Tennessee after he died last week.
The actor, who was 52 at the time of his death, was hospitalized in late February after suffering a massive stroke.
His death certificate was released on March 13, saying his cause of death was an “ischemic cerebrovascular accident,” or a stroke, that took place five days prior to his death.
He was pronounced dead at 12:44 p.m. on March 4.
Perry’s fiancee, Wendy Bauer, was listed as his next of kin, or “informant,” on the certificate, TMZ reported.
The report also said he was buried in Tennessee, where he was a part-time resident. He had owned a farm there.
Fellow “90210” stars offered their condolences.
“I am in shock. Heartbroken. Devastated by the loss of my friend. I have so many memories with Luke that make me smile and that are forever imprinted on my heart and mind,” Shannen Doherty, 47, told People magazine this week.
Her character was the love interest of Perry’s character on the Fox teen drama, which ran from 1990 until 2000.
“Luke was a smart, quiet, humble and complex man with a heart of gold and never-ending well of integrity and love. Luke reached out to me during my cancer journey and we picked right back up, albeit older and wiser, but that connection remained in tact,” she said.
“Luke was one of the kindest and most humble human beings I’ve ever known. I’m grateful for the years of friendship we had." ❤️
Tori Spelling, 45, another star, also issued a statement.
“I’m saddened for his kids whom he adored beyond words. He was so proud of Jack and Sophie,” she told People. “Luke was one of the kindest and most humble human beings I’ve ever known. I’m grateful for the years of friendship we had. He truly was family to me, a protector and a brother. I’m so sorry for the loss that everyone is experiencing.”
Jason Priestly, whose character was a friend of Perry’s on the show, said they were good friends in real life.
“It’s taken me a couple of days to figure out how to write this,” Priestley said on Instagram. “My dear friend of 29 years, Luke Perry, was one of those truly special people who really cared… Luke was not only a star, he was an incredibly bright light that was extinguished far too soon… and that is why I, and so many others, are in so much pain today.”
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