Riverdale and Beverly Hills, 90210 star Luke Perry has passed away today at age 52, according to The Hollywood Reporter.
Luke Perry… you were a joyful and vibrant soul. You will be missed but most certainly your legacy will be remembered forever. Rest in love and peace, friend. #Riverdale
— Riverdale Writers Room (@RiverdaleWriter) March 4, 2019
His representative, Arnold Robinson, revealed that he had suffered a big stroke on February 27th and passed away after being hospitalized for just under a week. News of Perry’s hospitalization surfaced at the same time that Fox announced they would be reviving Beverly Hills, 90210, where Perry played Dylan McKay in the original 90’s show.
“He was surrounded by his children, Jack and Sophie; fiancé, Wendy Madison Bauer; ex-wife, Minnie Sharp; mother, Ann Bennett; stepfather, Steve Bennett; brother, Tom Perry; sister, Amy Coder; and other close family and friends,” Robinson told The Hollywood Reporter. “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.”
My heart is broken. I will miss you so much Luke Perry. Sending all my love to your family. ❤️ #LukePerry
— Molly Ringwald (@MollyRingwald) March 4, 2019
Rest in peace, Luke Perry. You will be missed.
Lead photo courtesy of Gage Skidmore.