Luke Perry, Star of ‘90210,’ Dead at 52

Luke Perry, Star of ‘90210,’ Dead at 52
Executive producer/actor Luke Perry speaks onstage during the 'Welcome Home' panel discussion at the UP Entertainment portion of the 2015 Summer TCA Tour at The Beverly Hilton Hotel in Beverly Hills, Calif., on Jul. 30, 2015. (Frederick M. Brown/Getty Images)

Luke Perry, who appeared on “Beverly Hills, 90210,” died on March 4 days after he suffered a stroke.

The actor died at St. Joseph’s Hospital in Burbank, California, his representative told several news outlets, including The Associated Press.

A rep for Perry issued a statement about his death.

“Perry 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,” the rep said in a statement, reported Variety.

The statement reads, “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.”

Last week, Perry, 52, suffered what was described as a “massive stroke” at his Southern California home and was taken to the hospital. Few details have been released about the actor’s condition until Monday’s news, which was broken by the entertainment news website.

Perry was a star on the CW show, “Riverdale,” and had numerous other film and TV acting credits to his name.

Before his passing, last week, fellow “90210” stars offered their well-wishes to Perry.

“My friend. Holding you tight and giving you my strength. You got this,” Shannen Doherty, who played Brenda Walsh on the 1990s hit teen drama. She shared a photo on Instagram with the pair on set last week.

“No words can express what my heart feels hearing today’s shocking news. Let us all say a prayer for his speedy recovery,” co-star Ian Ziering wrote last week on Instagram along with a photo of the two.

On Monday, tributes began pouring in for the star.

Perry is survived by his daughter Sophie, son Jack, and other relatives.

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Peter Tork

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Peter Tork of the Monkees passed away at 77 in February 2019 (Getty Images | Noel Vasquez)

Albert Finney

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British actor Albert Finney died in February 2019 at the age of 82. (Lucy Nicholson/AFP/Getty Images)

James Ingram

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Singer James Ingram has died at the age of 66 after a battle with brain cancer, according to reports on Jan. 29. (Getty Images)

Fatima Ali

“Top Chef” alum Fatima Ali died on Friday, January 25, after a battle with terminal cancer. She was 29.

Former “Top Chef” contestant Bruce Kalman paid tribute to her: “It’s with a heavy heart we say goodbye to Fatima Ali today, as she has lost her battle with cancer,” he wrote

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“Top Chef” star Fatima Ali died at the age of 29 after battling a form of bone cancer, said her family. (Instagram / Selfie)

Carol Channing

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Carol Channing in Concord, N.H. Channing, whose career spanned decades on Broadway and on television has died at age 97. Publicist B. Harlan Boll says Channing died of natural causes early in Rancho Mirage, Calif., on Jan. 15, 2019. (Jim Cole/AP Photo, File)

Bob Einstein

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Bob Einstein in Hollywood, Calif., on Jun. 27, 2018. (Christopher Polk/Getty Images)

Comedian and actor Bob Einstein died on Jan. 2 after a battle with cancer. He was 76.

Daryl Dragon

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Daryl ‘The Captain’ Dragon beside his ex-wife, Toni Tennille, wearing his signature captain’s hat. (Hillel Italie/AP)

Daryl Dragon, or “Captain” of pop group Captain and Tennille, died on Jan. 2 of renal failure.

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