Actor Luke Perry of ‘Beverly Hills, 90210,’ ‘Riverdale’ dies


Actor Luke Perry arrived for the press line of “Riverdale” at Comic Con in San Diego, July 21, 2018. (Photo by CHRIS DELMAS / AFP)

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LOS ANGELES - Actor Luke Perry, best known for roles on "Beverly Hills, 90210" and "Riverdale," died after suffering a stroke, TMZ reported Monday.

Luke passed away Monday morning at St. Joseph's Hospital in Burbank, TMZ reported.

Perry, 52, became a 90s heartthrob for his role as Dylan McKay on "90210." He’s seen a career resurgence thanks to the CW hit "Riverdale."

According to Us Weekly, paramedics arrived at his home around 9:40 a.m. Wednesday in response to a 911 call. An ambulance took him to a nearby hospital. The website reported that Perry suffered a “massive stroke.”

Perry’s hospitalization came the same day FOX announced a six-episode "Beverly Hills, 90210" limited series revival. Perry was not announced as one of the returning stars, with Entertainment Tonight reporting that he had scheduling conflicts with "Riverdale." Six other cast members expected to return include Jason Priestley, Jennie Garth, Ian Ziering, Gabrielle Carteris, Brian Austin Green and Tori Spelling.

Luke was survived by his two children, Jack, 21, and Sophie, 18. He was married to Rachel Sharp from 1993 to 2003, TMZ reported.

Perry spent time in San Diego for the annual entertainment convention known as San Diego Comic-Con. He was on stage July, 21 2018 to promote his show "Riverdale."

Perry also spent time in Imperial Beach filming HBO's "John from Cincinnati," in which he played Linc Stark. In a tweet, Mayor Serge Dedina described Perry as "the nicest guy" and "very humble and ocean-minded."

Perry had an acting career that spanned decades and touched multiple generations of television viewers. His reach can be seen in the breadth of peers and colleagues who are remembering Perry upon news of his death.

From his "Beverly Hills 90210" co-stars to those who worked with him on CW's "Riverdale," Perry is being remembered as a guy as seemingly cool as the character who made him famous.

Ian Ziering

"Dearest Luke, I will forever bask in the loving memories we've shared over the last thirty years. May your journey forward be enriched by the magnificent souls who have passed before you, just like you have done here, for those you leave behind."

Molly Ringwald

"My heart is broken. I will miss you so much Luke Perry. Sending all my love to your family. ❤️ #LukePerry"

Bryan Greenberg

"RIP Luke Perry. In high school we all wanted to be as cool as you."

Joss Whedon

"The first time I met Luke Perry we talked about what kind of movie we wanted "Buffy" to be. I asked if he'd ever seen "Near Dark" and he gave me a look of HOW DARE YOU SIR and I knew we'd get along. Funny, committed, and always gracious. He shouldn't be gone."

Scott Foley

"Luke Perry was humble and kind every time we crossed paths. I'm so sorry to hear of his passing."

Christine Elise McCarthy

"With the heaviest of hearts, I am devastated to@tell you we lost Luke. I am still in shock and I have no words beyond saying he was a truly kind gentleman. He will be mourned and missed by everyone who know him and the millions who love him.

RIP, dearie Luke. Your time here was far too short."

Emma Caufield Ford

"Oh God. I'm heart sick. I love you Luke. You were an angel and a friend to me. Loss for words. #LukePerry"

Josh Gad

"Heartbreaking. Absolutely hearbreaking. RIP #LukePerry."

Marlee Matlin

"So shocking so young! RIP sweet Luke. My love goes out to your family and friends."

Michael Chiklis

"Luke Perry gone too soon. Rest in peace man."

David Boreanaz

"RIP Luke Perry."

Jon Cryer

"Luke Perry was a character actor in the body of a heartthrob. Much respect."

Alison Sweeney

"My heart goes out to his friends and family. Such a tragic loss."

Felicia Day

"I'm so sad about Luke Perry he was such a kind person. Enthusiastic and encouraging to everyone around him. <3 #RIP"

Carson Daly


Rosanna Arquette

"Dear Luke love and my heart is so sad I'm sending love to your family and Alexis is waiting for you, you will laugh and dance God bless you"

William Shatner

"Condolences to the family of Luke Perry. "

Charlie Sheen

"...i am truly honored to have known you all of these years."

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