TMZ – Luke Perry — the TV icon and heartthrob who rose to fame on “Beverly Hills, 90210” — has died after suffering a massive stroke … TMZ has learned.
Luke passed away Monday morning at St. Joseph’s Hospital in Burbank. According to his rep, Luke was surrounded by his children Jack and Sophie, fiance 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.
As we first reported, he was rushed to the hospital last Wednesday morning after suffering the stroke while at his Sherman Oaks, CA home. According to the emergency dispatch audio — obtained by TMZ — paramedics received a call for a stroke at the residence. We’re told when EMTs arrived, he was responsive and talking … but his condition deteriorated.
His reps said doctors had sedated Luke, hoping to give his brain a fighting chance to recover from the trauma of the stroke … but apparently, the damage was too extensive.
This is awful. Luke Perry has died at the age of 52 due to complications from a “massive” stroke suffered last week. Luke Perry was a teen icon during the 90s thanks to his role as Dylan McKay on Beverly Hills, 90210. I was too young to appreciate the show as a kid, but after watching reruns, you could tell that Perry was a rockstar. In fact, Perry’s Dylan McKay unfairly held him back from future roles because people could not see him playing any other character. He was that good. Recently, Perry was thriving in the role of Fred Andrews on Riverdale, which is an enjoyable show that I watch every week. The cast of Riverdale always discusses how much of a family they are so I know this loss in particular will hit home. From what I’ve read on Twitter, Luke Perry was an extremely nice and caring person, which in 2019, is so refreshing to hear. RIP Luke Perry. Thoughts and prayers to his family.