Luke Perry Dead At 52
The entertainment industry has been thrown into mourning following the death of television heartthrob, Luke Perry.
The actor passed away today at the age of 52 after suffering a stroke that left him hospitalised.
The screen star first found fame on ‘Beverly Hills, 90210’ as the character, Dylan McKay in the 1990s hit TV show, “Beverly Hills, 90210”.
More recently, Perry was playing the role of Fred Andrews in the Archie series, “Riverdale” as the father of the lead character, Archie Andrews.
It is gathered that Perry died on March 4 at St. Joseph’s Hospital in Burbank, California after suffering a massive stroke on February 27. His reps told the celebrity gossip site, TMZ, that the doctors had sedated Luke following his stroke in hopes of giving his brain a “fighting chance” to recover from the trauma. Sadly, the damage was too much for him to overcome.
His rep released the statement below,
“Born Coy Luther Perry III in Mansfield, Ohio, Luke grew up in the Midwest before relocating to Los Angeles in pursuit of an acting career. His earliest roles were in daytime soap operas, as he was Ned Bates in Loving and Kenny on ten episodes of Another World. His breakout role came in 1990, when he was cast as the enigmatic loner Dylan on the Fox teen drama, Beverly Hills, 90210.”
Luke was married to Rachel Minnie Sharp from 1993 to 2003. The two had two children, Sophie, (born June 7, 2000) and son Jack (born June 15, 1997).