Luke Perry Dies at 52 Following Massive Stroke

Playing ‘Riverdale’ Star Luke Perry Dies at 52 After Stroke

Actor Luke Perry has died following a massive stroke. He was just 52. 

In a statement, Perry's rep Arnold Robinson confirmed the actor's death and said he passed with his family by his side.  

"He was surrounded by his children Jack and Sophie, fiancée Wendy Madison Bauer, ex-wife Minnie Sharp, mother Ann Bennett, stepfather Steve Bennett, brother Tom Perry, sister Amy Coder, and other close family and friends," Robinson said in a statement.

"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."

The "Riverdale" actor was hospitalized just last week after suffering the stroke. Authorities were called to the star’s Sherman Oaks, California, home around 9:40 a.m. Wednesday and Perry was transported to the hospital.

He died Monday morning at St. Joseph's Hospital, according to TMZ. Doctors had reportedly sedated the actor, hoping he would recover from the stroke but he never did, TMZ reported. 

Most recently, Perry had starred on the CW drama "Riverdale," playing Fred Andrews, the father of Archie Andrews. He was most known, however, for playing Dylan McKay on "Beverly Hills, 90210" from 1990 to 1995. Perry was rushed to the hospital the same day that Fox announced plans for a six-episode "90210" reboot this summer. 

According to the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, 66 percent of people hospitalized for a stroke in 2009 were over the age of 65. 

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