Luke Perry, who appeared on “Beverly Hills, 90210,” died on March 4 days after he suffered a stroke.
The actor died at St. Joseph’s Hospital in Burbank, California, his representative told several news outlets, including The Associated Press.
A rep for Perry issued a statement about his death.
BREAKING: Publicist: Luke Perry of ‘Beverly Hills, 90210’ and ‘Riverdale’ fame has died at 52 after suffering stroke last week.
— The Associated Press (@AP) March 4, 2019
“Perry 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 rep said in a statement, reported Variety.
The statement reads, “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.”
Last week, Perry, 52, suffered what was described as a “massive stroke” at his Southern California home and was taken to the hospital. Few details have been released about the actor’s condition until Monday’s news, which was broken by the entertainment news website.
Perry was a star on the CW show, “Riverdale,” and had numerous other film and TV acting credits to his name.
— NBC News (@NBCNews) March 4, 2019
Before his passing, last week, fellow “90210” stars offered their well-wishes to Perry.
“My friend. Holding you tight and giving you my strength. You got this,” Shannen Doherty, who played Brenda Walsh on the 1990s hit teen drama. She shared a photo on Instagram with the pair on set last week.
“No words can express what my heart feels hearing today’s shocking news. Let us all say a prayer for his speedy recovery,” co-star Ian Ziering wrote last week on Instagram along with a photo of the two.
Luke Perry (1966-2019) • Rest in Peace. pic.twitter.com/29BltxvjGC
— Golden Globe Awards (@goldenglobes) March 4, 2019
Terrible news today. Not only was 90210 a staple of my youth but Luke Perry was a stellar human being and incredibly supportive father who I got to talk to on multiple occasions when he’d come watch his son wrestle. My heart breaks for @boy_myth_legend today. pic.twitter.com/5AOd112HxB
— Joey Ryan (@JoeyRyanOnline) March 4, 2019
On Monday, tributes began pouring in for the star.
Perry is survived by his daughter Sophie, son Jack, and other relatives.
RIP Luke Perry, at just 52 years of age, following a massive stroke.
What sad, shocking news. pic.twitter.com/I5gN5Vkvv5
— Piers Morgan (@piersmorgan) March 4, 2019
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