Actor Luke Perry of the TV series Beverly Hills, 90210 and Riverdale, died on Monday after suffering a massive stroke last week.
According to the statement from the representative of the deceased, the 52-year old star was rushed to a hospital in Burbank, California, on Wednesday last week as a result of a stroke he suffered at his home in Sherman Oaks, on the outskirts of Los Angeles. Following his admission in the hospital, Luke Perry’s fellow actors, some of them had starred with him on Beverly Hills, 90210, where his successful career started in the early 1990s, had quickly posted get well messages and expressed their hope that their colleague would recover from the massive stroke. Shannen Doherty, Luke Perry’s co-star on the Beverly Hills, 90210 series, went further to post on Instagram last week a picture of the two in the show and wished him a speedy recovery. Unfortunately, Luke Perry did not make it. Perry was pronounced dead on Monday.
Ian Ziering one of the Beverly Hills, 90210 stars tweeted on Monday afternoon after hearing of the tragic news:
“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.”
From the Golden Globes Awards official account came a message with a picture of Perry: “Luke Perry (1966-2019) • Rest in Peace.”
Millions of condolence messages were pouring in from social media.
According to the statement from Luke Perry’s representative, the actor “Was surrounded by his children Jack and Sophie, fiancée 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.”
Luke Perry, who was born in Mansfield, Ohio was a teen heartthrob during his Beverly Hills, 90210 series. He had stared in many other series, including Once Upon a Time in Hollywood, a forthcoming film by Quentin Tarantino. Definitely, the film industry has lost yet another rare actor.