Actor Luke Perry dead at 52 after suffering massive stroke, TMZ reports

Tuesday, 05 Mar, 2019

The beloved actor has died at the age of 52, a rep confirmed to Fox News Monday.

On Wednesday, TMZ reported that Perry was taken to hospital after emergency services were called to his home in Los Angeles.

Following the news, Variety reports that production has halted on Perry's Netflix show, Riverdale.

The publicist added that Perry's family appreciates the support and prayers that have been offered since Perry was hospitalized on Wednesday.

The type of medical care or treatment Luke Perry received has not been publicly released at this time.

A reboot of "90210" was announced the same day as Perry's stroke.

He is better known for his role more than 20 years earlier as Dylan McKay on Beverly Hills, 90210, which was set around a group of students living in the upscale southern California city.

Luke Perry was a kindhearted and incredibly talented artist. He co-starred in the quirky 2007 HBO series "John from Cincinnati" and had recurring roles on series including "Jeremiah", "Oz", and "What I Like About You".

Perry was reportedly sedated to allow his brain "a fighting chance to recover", but the damage was already too extensive, according to a TMZ report. Six other cast members expected to return include Jason Priestley, Jennie Garth, Ian Ziering, Gabrielle Carteris, Brian Austin Green and Tori Spelling.

Others who reacted included stars like Rosie O'Donnell, Joss Whedon and Olivia Munn, just to name a few.

In Riverdale, Luke starred as Fred Andrews, the father of the show's main protagonist Archie, played by KJ Apa, a role he still held at the time of his death.

Riverdale's executive producers released the following statement: "We are deeply saddened to learn today about the passing of Luke Perry".

A few years later, Perry and Sharp welcomed son Jack in 1997 and daughter Sophie in 2000.