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Luke Perry, the
Riverdale star and actor best known for his role as Dylan McKay on Beverly Hills, 90210, has died, his rep confirmed to The Hollywood Reporter on Monday. He was 52.
Perry had suffered a massive stroke, his rep Arnold Robinson told
THR. "He was surrounded by his children, Jack and Sophie; fiancé, 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," said Robinson. "The family appreciates the outpouring of support and prayers that have been extended to Luke from around the world, and respectfully request privacy in this time of great mourning. No further details will be released at this time."
The actor was hospitalized after suffering a stroke
on Feb. 27 and had been under observation.
News of Perry's hospitalization coincided with the announcement that Fox would be
reviving in which Perry played McKay during the original show's run through the 1990s. The upcoming series sees six original stars returning to play heightened versions of themselves; however, Perry was not involved in the project. Beverly Hills, 90210, THR has reached out about the show's status given the news.
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90210 co-stars, including Ian Ziering and Shannen Doherty, had taken to social media to share their public support after news of his hospitalization last week. Over the weekend, Doherty, who played his on-screen girlfriend Brenda Walsh early on in the Fox drama, said she had been in touch with the actor since his stroke. "I can't talk about it here 'cause I will literally start crying but I love him and he knows I love him. It's Luke, and he's my Dylan," she told ET over the weekend.
"I'm going to be linked with him until I die, but that's actually just fine. I created Dylan McKay. He's mine," the actor once said about the career-defining role.
Perry, born Coy Luther Perry III in Mansfield, Ohio Perry had initially auditioned for the role of Steve Sanders (played by Ziering) before being cast as McKay, the resident bad boy of the zip code in
The brooding millionaire's son would go on to romance Brenda Walsh (played by Doherty) and Kelly Taylor (Jennie Garth) in the Fox teen drama, resulting in two defining TV couples of the '90s. Perry also did not appear in The CW's
90210 reboot, which featured original stars Garth, Doherty and Tori Spelling, when it launched in 2008.
Ziering posted a photo of himself and Perry on Instagram on Monday with the
Luke Perry and Shannon Doherty
caption, "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. God please give him a seat close to to you, he deserves it."
The 52-year-old actor had been starring on The CW's comic book adaptation
which films in Vancouver. Riverdale,
"We are deeply saddened to learn today about the passing of Luke Perry," said the
Riverdale executive producers — Roberto Aguirre-Sacasa, Greg Berlanti, Sarah Schechter and Jon Goldwater — Warner Bros. TV and The CW in a statement to THR. "A beloved member of the Riverdale, Warner Bros. and CW family, Luke was everything you would hope he would be: an incredibly caring, consummate professional with a giant heart, and a true friend to all. A father figure and mentor to the show’s young cast, Luke was incredibly generous, and he infused the set with love and kindness. Our thoughts are with Luke’s family during this most difficult time."
Riverdale role, Perry told THR in January 2017, "I like playing the dad because I like being a dad, and I think it's a great character in the milieu of this show that I'm the grounded one, and I'm the guy who really cares about K.J., who cares about doing a good job and being a good construction worker. I love that."
Writers for the CW show shared their heartbreak via social media. "Luke Perry... you were a joyful and vibrant soul. You will be missed but most certainly your legacy will be remembered forever. Rest in love and peace, friend. #Riverdale," read a
post from the writers' room. Molly Ringwald, who played his ex-wife, said her heart was "broken" on Twitter: "I will miss you so much Luke Perry. Sending all my love to your family.
Perry got his acting start on daytime soap operas before 90210 launched him into teen idol fame. He made a marked turn to play Reverend Jeremiah Cloutier on HBO's prison drama
Oz, played the titular character on Showtime's Jeremiah, and made appearances on hit TV shows Will & Grace and What I Like About You after landing 90210. He also made a voice cameo to play himself on Fox's The Simpsons in 1993. After 90210 ended its run, Perry's had recurring TV roles on NBC's Windfall, HBO's John From Cincinnati, NBC's FCU: Fact Checkers Unit, ABC's Body of Proof and UPtv's Ties That Bind.
90210, Perry starred in the Buffy the Vampire Slayer movie in 1992. "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," wrote Buffy series creator Joss Whedon on Monday.
Perry was also
set to appear Quentin Tarantino’s Once Upon a Time in Hollywood, which is currently in post-production, as actor Wayne Maunder. (via Photo Services)
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Bradley Bolke, who provided the voice of Chumley the walrus opposite Don Adams on the "Tennessee Tuxedo" cartoons of the 1960s, died Jan. 15. He was 93.
Guitarist Reggie Young, a Memphis- and Nashville-based session player whose signature licks defined hit records from Elvis Presley, Willie Nelson and Waylon Jennings, died Jan. 17. He was 82.
Lorna Doom, bassist for seminal Los Angeles punk band the Germs, died Jan. 16.
Shirley Boone, the wife of legendary 1950’s singer Pat Boone, died Jan. 11. She was 84.
William Morgan Sheppard
William Morgan Sheppard, "Star Trek" and "Doctor Who" Actor, died Jan.5. He was 86. Sheppard was known for his many appearances across the "Star Trek" franchise. His other credits include an episode of "Doctor Who", in which he starred as Old Canton Delaware alongside his son Mark.
Carol Channing, the legendary Broadway actress who portrayed Dolly Levi in “Hello Dolly!” died Jan. 15, her publicist said in a statement. She was 97.
Kevin Fret, the singer and rapper, who dubbed himself the first openly gay Latin trap artist, was fatally shot and killed in Santurce, San Juan, Puerto Rico on Jan. 10. He was 24 years old.
Clydie King, whose earthy, gospel-rooted voice was heard on dozens of rock classics, including the Rolling Stones’ “Tumbling Dice” and Lynyrd Skynyrd’s “Sweet Home Alabama,” died Jan.7. She was 75.
Jo Andres worked as a director, editor, choreographer and artist throughout her years in the industry. She went on to direct the award-winning 1996 film "Black Kites", which starred Lucian Buscemi died Jan.6. She was 65.
One of Zimbabwe and Africa's most iconic musicians, Oliver Mtukudzi, died Jan. 23 in the capital, Harare. He was 66.
Louisa Moritz, who famously starred in “One Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Nest” alongside Jack Nicholson, died Jan. 4. She was 72.
Daryl Dragon, the cap-wearing "Captain" of "The Captain and Tennille" who teamed with then-wife Toni Tennille on such easy listening hits as "Love Will Keep Us Together" and "Muskrat Love," died Jan. 2. He was 76.
Legendary WWE and WCW interviewer "Mean" Gene Okerlund died Jan. 2. He was 76.
Bob Einstein, a two-time Emmy winner who has recurred on HBO’s "Curb Your Enthusiasm" since its launch and created the wacky Super Dave Osborne character, died Jan. 2. He was 76.
Pegi Young, who co-founded the Bridge School with her former husband of 36 years Neil Young, died Jan. 1. She was 66.
Mary Kay Stearns
Mary Kay Stearns, one of TV’s earliest, if now largely forgotten, sitcom stars who beat Lucille Ball to on-air pregnancy by at least four years, died Nov. 17, 2018 in Newport Beach, California. She was 93.