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Published: Monday, March 04, 2019 @ 3:37 PM
Updated: Monday, March 04, 2019 @ 3:37 PM
SHERMAN OAKS, Calif. — Actor Luke Perry died Monday, days after having a stroke at his home in Sherman Oaks, his publicist confirmed in a statement.
Perry, who most recently starred as Fred Andrews on The CW's "Riverdale," was best known for his portrayal of Dylan McKay in the hit 90s television series "Beverly Hills 90210." He is survived by two children.
Update 3:35 p.m. EST March 4: Representatives of The CW and Warner Bros. said they were “deeply saddened” Monday to learn of Perry’s death.
“Luke was everything you would hope he would be: an incredibly caring, consummate professional with a giant heart, and a true friend to all,” the statement said. “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.”
A statement from Riverdale’s executive producers, Warner Bros., and The CW. pic.twitter.com/k7qJSWvbbk— CW Network (@TheCW) March 4, 2019
The set of “Riverdale” was closed Monday after news surfaced of Perry’s death, Entertainment Tonight reported.
ET has learned that production for Riverdale has been shut down for the day following the heartbreaking news that Luke Perry has passed away.— Brendon Geoffrion (@tv_brendon) March 4, 2019
Update 1:25 p.m. EST March 4: Friends took to social media to remember Perry.
Dearest Luke,— Ian Ziering (@IanZiering) March 4, 2019
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.
My heart is broken. I will miss you so much Luke Perry. Sending all my love to your family. ❤️ #LukePerry— Molly Ringwald (@MollyRingwald) March 4, 2019
Luke Perry was humble and kind every time we crossed paths. I’m so sorry to hear of his passing.— scott foley (@scottkfoley) March 4, 2019
With the heaviest of hearts, I am devastated to@tell you we lost Luke. I am still in shock and I have no words beyond saying he was a truly kind gentleman. He will be mourned and missed by everyone who know him and the millions who love him.— Christine Elise (@celisemccarthy) March 4, 2019
RIP, deari… https://t.co/OvqjOm2mqK pic.twitter.com/HktgGQinVy
When I was lucky enough to work with Luke Perry I told him about the pillow of his face I used to sleep with and he yelled "You are such a weirdo!" at me and it was the best. Sending love to his friends and family.— Leslie Grossman (@MissLeslieG) March 4, 2019
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.— Joss Whedon (@joss) March 4, 2019
Update 1 p.m. EST March 4: Perry’s publicist confirmed in a statement released to several outlets Monday that the actor died earlier in the day after “a massive stroke.” He was surrounded by family members, including his fiance, his children and his ex-wife.
“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,” Perry’s publicist, Arnold Robinson, said in the statement. “No further details will be released at this time.”
Update 12:50 p.m. EST March 4: Perry died Monday morning at St. Joseph’s Hospital in Burbank, TMZ reported. He was 52.
𝐁𝐑𝐄𝐀𝐊𝐈𝐍𝐆: Luke Perry Has Died - RIP https://t.co/mXhtZhjevj— TMZ (@TMZ) March 4, 2019
Original report: A publicist for Luke Perry said Thursday that the actor was under observation at a California hospital amid reports that he had a stroke one day earlier.
Entertainment news site TMZ reported paramedics were called around 9:40 a.m. Wednesday to respond to Perry’s home in Sherman Oaks. A spokesman for the Los Angeles Fire Department confirmed to Us Weekly that paramedics were called to respond to a report of a person having a stroke.
Perry's publicist, Arnold Robinson, told The Associated Press on Thursday that Perry was "currently under observation" at a hospital. He did not elaborate on why Perry had been hospitalized or share details on his condition.
TMZ reported Thursday afternoon that doctors placed Perry in a medically induced coma after he had a “massive” stroke, however, a spokesperson for Perry disputed the account to the website and to The Blast.
The 52-year-old actor is best known for his portrayal of Dylan McKay in the hit 90s television series "Beverly Hill 90210." Fox on Wednesday released a teaser for a revival the series, called just “90210,” with a majority of its original cast, although Entertainment Weekly reported Perry was not among the returning actors.
The series won a Golden Globe in 1991 for Best Dramatic Television Series.