For people of a certain age (which now includes two generations, but especially the older one), this news is going to come as a major shock: actor Luke Perry of Beverly Hills, 90210 fame is dead at age 52 after suffering a massive stroke on Feb. 28.
Perry’s stroke came in the same 24-hour window that Fox announced a Beverly Hills, 90210 reunion series set for six episodes with Jason Priestley, Jennie Garth, Ian Ziering, Gabrielle Carteris, Brian Austin Green and Tori Spelling all returning. Perry was not named as one of the returning cast because he was in the middle of a career resurgence, working full time on The CW show Riverdale, but was expected to appear when available.
“Actor Luke Perry, 52, passed away today after suffering a massive stroke,” read a statement from Perry’s rep. “He was surrounded by his children Jack and Sophie, fiancé 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. 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.”
Reactions to Luke Perry’s passing are pouring in from stars around world.
OMGOSH, no! NO! NOOOO!#LukePerry— charisma carpenter (@AllCharisma) March 4, 2019
Sending so much love to his friends and family. I grew up on 90210...I have never met Luke but have only ever heard the nicest of things. #dylanmckay
Publicist: Luke Perry has died at 52 after suffering stroke (from @AP) https://t.co/GBELwjhreh