On Monday, Luke Perry died as he was hospitalized following a massive stroke.
He had been rushed to a California hospital on Wednesday morning from his home in Sherman Oaks and remained there until his death.
‘’He 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,’’ said the actor’s publicist 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 52-year-old actor got fame in the early 1990s thanks to his role on 90210. That show ran for 10 seasons beginning in 1990 and still lives on in reruns, with Perry filming 199 episodes.
Perry played the show’s leading man, the handsome loner Dylan McKay, alongside co-stars Jennie Garth, Jason Priestley and Tori Spelling.
He also appeared in a number of films, including the original Buffy the Vampire Slayer, The Fifth Element and Scorchers and TV shows, including Oz, Windfall and John From Cincinnati, but none that reached the heights of 90210.
‘’We are deeply saddened to learn today about the passing of Luke Perry. A beloved member of the Riverdale, Warner Bros. and CW family, Luke was everything you would hope he would be: an incredibly caring, consummate professional with a giant heart, and a true friend to all,’’ said the producers of the show in a statement.
‘’A father figure and mentor to the show’s young cast, Luke was incredibly generous, and he infused the set with love and kindness. Our thoughts are with Luke’s family during this most difficult time.’’
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