Luke Perry suffered a massive stroke last week. Coincidentally, the same day the Beverly Hills, 90210 reboot was announced. On Monday, his body succumbed to his injuries and tragically passed away. He was 52-years-old at the time.
“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,” his rep told The Hollywood Reporter 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 is best known for playing Dylan McKay on Beverly Hills, 90210 from 1990 to 1995, and again from 1998 to 2000. His other notable credits include Riverdale, Will & Grace and the feature film Buffy the Vampire Slayer. Our condolences go out to his family, friends and colleagues during this difficult time. Below are just a few tributes from his friends and co-stars.
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.
— Ian Ziering (@IanZiering) 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
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
So heartbroken about Luke. He was a father, brother, friend, and mentor. Each night before he had to shoot a scene, he’d call me and we’d talk about…everything. I will miss those calls. And my heart goes out to all his family and friends. ? pic.twitter.com/2GaFkV2mI7
— RobertoAguirreSacasa (@WriterRAS) March 4, 2019