Luke Perry, who was best-known for his long-running role on “Beverly Hills, 90210,” has died after suffering a stroke, his rep Arnold Robinson told USA TODAY on Monday. He was 52.
“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,” 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. No further details will be released at this time.”
Perry, an Ohio native, was one of the early breakout stars from “90210” thanks to his role as Dylan McKay, a latter-day James Dean type.
In an attempt to escape typecasting after “90210” ended, Perry sought out roles as different as possible, including playing a preacher in the HBO prison drama “Oz” in episodes from 2001 and 2002.
In 2016, Perry signed onto the comic-based CW series “Riverdale,” in which he plays Fred Andrews, a candidate for mayor and father to Archie (K.J. Apa).
As published by USAToday.com