'Riverdale' and 'Beverly Hills, 90210' Actor Luke Perry Dies at 52
Actor Luke Perry died on Monday at the age of 52, according to TMZ. Perry was known for playing Fred Andrews on “Riverdale” and Dylan McKay on “Beverly Hills, 90210.”
Perry was hospitalized in Burbank, Calif. last Wednesday after a massive stroke. Strokes happen when the blood flow to your brain is interrupted. A “massive” stroke occurs when a large part of the brain is affected. Stroke recovery often depends on the part of the brain affected and how quickly medical intervention was administered.
“The family appreciates the outpouring of support and prayers that have been extended to Luke from around the world,” a representative for Perry told TMZ.
Fans, friends and other celebrities reacted to Perry’s death on Twitter and shared condolences.
Terrible news today. Not only was 90210 a staple of my youth but Luke Perry was a stellar human being and incredibly supportive father who I got to talk to on multiple occasions when he’d come watch his son wrestle. My heart breaks for @boy_myth_legend today. pic.twitter.com/5AOd112HxB
— Joey Ryan (@JoeyRyanOnline) March 4, 2019
RIP Luke Perry????????
— David Boreanaz (@David_Boreanaz) March 4, 2019
From Buffy to 90210 to Riverdale, thanks for entertaining us with your humor and charm. RIP Luke Perry.
Our hearts go out to his family, friends and Riverdale co-workers during this difficult time. pic.twitter.com/07dUxihfLX
— New York Comic Con (@NY_Comic_Con) March 4, 2019
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.
— Joss Whedon (@joss) March 4, 2019
I'm so sad about Luke Perry he was such a kind person. Enthusiastic and encouraging to everyone around him. <3 #RIP
— Felicia Day (@feliciaday) March 4, 2019
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