Luke Perry has died at the age of 52, his representatives have confirmed.
The actor, who was best known for his roles in Beverly Hills, 90210 and, more recently, Riverdale, was hospitalised last week after he suffered a massive stroke at his LA home.
Perry’s death was confirmed today (March 4) by his representative Arnold Robinson.
“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 told The Hollywood Reporter.
“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 is arguably best known for his role on the TV show Beverly Hills, 90210, in which he played Dylan McKay. The drama, which originally aired from October 1990 to May 2000, was green-lit for a reboot last week by Fox.
Perry played Fred Andrews on the popular CW series Riverdale, which is currently airing its third season in the US.
Tributes have been pouring in for Perry on social media from the entertainment world and beyond – see a selection of those below.
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— Mayim Bialik (@missmayim) March 4, 2019
Crushed. Luke Perry was truly a great guy. Warm, kind, generous and hard working. We met very young, I witnessed the grace with which he became a pop icon & parent. He’s been an awesome example of how to stay decent in a swirl of crazy. Love to his family❤️ https://t.co/bGlTX8mNbB
— Seth Green (@SethGreen) March 4, 2019
— Josh Gad (@joshgad) March 4, 2019
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
— Elizabeth Tulloch (@BitsieTulloch) March 4, 2019
Condolences to the family of Luke Perry. ?
— William Shatner (@WilliamShatner) March 4, 2019
— Carson Daly (@CarsonDaly) 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