Just days after suffering a massive stroke, “Beverly Hills 90210” and “Riverdale” star Luke Perry reportedly died this morning. He was 52.
Perry’s reps said in a statement that he was surrounded by his two children, fiance, ex-wife, mother, stepfather, siblings and other close family and friends when he passed. They add: “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 are being released at this time. The actor rose to prominence on soaps like “Another World” and “Loving” before doing voice work for animated series. He became a household name as bad boy Dylan McKay on teen drama “Beverly Hills, 90210”.
Perry also made brief appearances in films like “The Fifth Element” and shows like “Oz” and “Jeremiah”. More recently he has a small part in Tarantino’s “Once Upon a Time in Hollywood,” and has been playing the regular role of Fred Andrews, father of leading character Archie Andrews (KJ Apa) in The CW’s “Riverdale”.
A six-episode revival of “90210,” featuring all returning cast members except Perry and Shannen Dougherty, was announced mere hours before he had the stroke.