‘Riverdale’ and 90210 actor Luke Perry has died after a stroke at the age of 52.
Perry was rushed to hospital last week but never regained consciousness. On the same day Perry was taken to hospital, Fox TV announced that it would be running a six-episode return of 90210 that features most of the original cast, but Perry was not among those announced.
Perry’s publicist Arnold Robinson said in a statement, “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,”
According to the Associated Press Perry was surrounded by his his children, Jake and Sophie; fiancée Wendy Madison Bauer and his ex wife, Minnie Sharp.
Perry was born in Mansfield, Ohio, and raised in Fredericktown, Ohio. There, he was the school mascot, the Fredericktown High SchoolFreddie. His mother, Ann Bennett, was a homemaker, and his father, Coy Luther Perry Jr was a steelworker.
Perry moved to Los Angeles shortly after high school to pursue acting. He worked for an asphalt paving company and in a doorknob factory. He lived in various cities including Huntington Beach, Long Beach, Downey, and Paramount.