It’s with a heavy heart that I report Luke Perry has passed away.
The actor, best known for his role as Dylan McKay on “Beverly Hills 90210,” died on Monday morning at St. Joseph’s Hospital in Burbank – 5 days after suffering a massive stroke at his Sherman Oaks home.
He was 52.
According to his rep, Luke was surrounded by his children Jack and Sophie, fiance 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.
His reps said doctors had sedated Luke, hoping to give his brain a fighting chance to recover from the trauma of the stroke … but apparently, the damage was too extensive.
Luke had a prolific acting career on TV and in movies — getting his start in the early ’80s — and became a household name on ‘90210.’ After that, his career exploded. Most recently he’s had a starring role as Archie’s dad on CW’s hit show, “Riverdale.”
My sincerest condolences to the Perry family and all who loved Luke.
Rest in peace.