Luke Perry death: Beverly Hills 90210 star passes away aged 52

Luke Perry passed away on Monday, just five days after he was hospitalized following a massive stroke.

The Beverly Hills 90210 star had been rushed to a California hospital on Wednesday morning from his home in Sherman Oaks, and remained there under observation until his death.

The actor, 52, is survived by his son Jack, 21, and daughter Sophie, 18, from his marriage to ex-wife Rachel Sharp. 

It was announced on the same day Perry was hospitalized that Fox would be reviving 90210 with most of the original cast.  

RIP: Luke Perry (above in July) passed away on Monday after being rushed to the hospital when he suffered a massive stroke on Wednesday

RIP: Luke Perry (above in July) passed away on Monday after being rushed to the hospital when he suffered a massive stroke on Wednesday

RIP: Luke Perry (above in July) passed away on Monday after being rushed to the hospital when he suffered a massive stroke on Wednesday

Perry’s publicist released a brief statement on Werdnesday and nothing had been said since that time prior to the actor’s death. 

‘Mr. Perry is currently under observation at the hospital,’ noted the rep. 

Perry  got his start with a 10 episode stint on the popular series Another World, but shot to fame in the early 1990s thanks to his role on 90210.

That show ran for 10 seasons beginning in 1990 and still lives on in reruns, with Perry filming 199 episodes.

He played the show’s leading man, the handsome loner Dylan McKay, alongside co-stars Jennie Garth, Jason Priestley and Tori Spelling.  

At the same time, he also appeared in a number of films, including the original Buffy the Vampire Slayer, The Fifth Element and Scorchers.

He was also an accomplished voice actor, filming episodes for animated series including Mortal Kombat, The Simpsons, Johnny Bravo, The Incredible Hulk and more.  

In the wake of 90210 he appeared on a number of TV shows, including Oz, Windfall and John From Cincinatti, but none that reached the heights of 90210.

He had starred on the CW series Riverdale up until his death, and had recently filmed a role in Quentin Tarantino’s latest film Once Upon A Time In Hollywood alongside Brad Pitt, Leonardo DiCaprio and Margot Robbie. 

In addition to his acting career, Perry had been an advocate for colon cancer testing after discovering he had precancerous growths during a 2015 colonoscopy. 

 

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