After suffering a massive stroke on February 28, actor Luke Perry has tragically passed away at the age of 52, TMZ reports.
Perry is best known for his role as Dylan McKay on the iconic ‘90s teen drama “Beverly Hills, 90210.” He recently played Archie’s father Fred Andrews on the CW hit “Riverdale.”
"Actor Luke Perry, 52, passed away today after suffering a massive stroke," a statement from from his rep confirmed, according to Entertainment Tonight. "He was surrounded by his children Jack and Sophie, fiancée 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 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."
Many of Perry’s co-stars expressed their love and support for the actor last week after his hospitalization.
Ian Ziering, his former ‘90210’ co-star wrote on Instagram, “No words can express what my heart feels hearing today's shocking news. Let us all say a prayer for his speedy recovery.”
"Riverdale's" Lili Reinhart shared, “Thinking of you, Luke. And praying for your safe recovery.”
We are so saddened by this tragic news. Our thoughts are with Luke Perry's family and friends during this difficult time.