Riverdale Star Luke Perry Sadly Died Today After Massive Stroke
Hey,Riverdale and Luke Perry fans. Today is a very sad day as we’ve just learned that the current Riverdale Fred Andrews and former Beverly Hills 90210 Dylan McKay star Luke Perry did not recover from the massive stroke that he suffered this past Wednesday morning, February 27, 2019.
According to the folks over at TMZ, Luke sadly passed away earlier today, March 4, 2019 at St. Joseph’s Hospital in Burbank, California.
TMZ was able to get some information from Luke’s rep. The rep told them that Luke was surrounded by his children Jack and Sophie, fiance 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.
TMZ supplied some other details about what happened during Luke’s stroke. He was responsive and talking when the EMTs arrived to take him to the hospital. However afterwards, his condition deteriorated. Luke’s rep said the doctors sedated Luke with the hope that it would give his brain a fighting chance to recover from the trauma of the stroke, but unfortunately, the damage was just too great.
Some of Dylan’s former castmates definitely posted messages on their social media accounts in response to this very tragic news. Riverdale Mary Andrews star Molly Ringwald hit up her Twitter account to write, “My heart is broken. I will miss you so much Luke Perry. Sending all my love to your family. #LukePerry.” You guys can view that post on Molly’s official Twitter account by Clicking Here.
Former Beverly Hills 90210 Steve Sanders star Ian Ziering hopped on his Instagram account to post a recent photo of him with Luke. He captioned it with the words, “Dearest Luke, 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. God please give him a seat close to to you, he deserves it.” You guys can view that post on Ian Ziering’s official Instagram account by Clicking Here.
We’re sure we’ll see more tweets and Instagram posts show up as the news makes its way out to more people. TMZ mentioned that the Riverdale set did shut down production today in light of this. A Riverdale executive told TMZ, “Luke was everything you would hope he would be. An incredibly caring, consummate professional with a giant heart, and a true friend to all. 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.”
After they’re done mourning, the Riverdale producers will obviously have to think of how they will write Luke Perry’s Fred Andrews character off the show.
Luke Perry first rose to fame when he starred as character Dylan McKay on FOX’s hit 1990’s teen drama Beverly Hills 90210. That show ran for a long 10 years from 1990 to 2000. Aside from Beverly Hills 90210 and CW’s Riverdale, Luke has starred in many other productions.
According to Luke’s IMDB page, he’s had roles in Voyagers! tv show, Loving tv show, Another World tv show, Buffy The Vampire Slayer movie, At Home With The Webbers tv movie, The Simpsons tv show, Biker Mice from Mars tv show, Mortal Kombat: Defenders Of The Realm tv show, Spin City tv show, The Legend Of Calamity Jane tv show, Riot tv movie, The Fifth Element movie, The Incredibl Hulk tv show, Invasion tv mini series, Indiscreet tv movie, The Heist movie.
Johnny Bravo tv show, Pepper Ann tv show, Night Visions tv show, The Triangle tv movie, Oz tv show, Johnson County War tv movie, Clone High tv show, Jeremiah tv show, Will & Grace tv show, What I Like About You tv show, Descent tv movie, Supernova tv movie, Windfall tv show, John from Cincinnati tv show, Biker Mice From Mars tv show, A Gun fighter’s Pledge tv movie, Law & Order: Special Victims Unit tv show, Criminal Minds tv show, A Very Merry Daughter Of The Bride tv movie.
Angel And The Bad Man tv movie, The Storm tv mini series, leverage tv show, Generator Rex tv show, FCU: Fact Checkers Unit tv show, Goodnight for Justice tv movie, Battle Scars: The Bud Moore Story tv movie, Pound Puppies tv show, Goodnight for Justice : The Measure of A Man tv movie, Goodnight For Justice : Queen Of Hearts tv show, Raising Hope tv show, Community tv show, Body Of Proof tv show, Major Crimes tv show, Hot In Cleveland tv show, Welcome Home tv show, Ties That Bind tv show, Jesse Stone: Lost in Paradise tv movie, Love In Paradise tv movie, Race To Win, It’s Gawd, The Griddle House and Once Upon A Time In Hollywood.
And that’s not even everything he’s done. We skipped over quite a few entries. Luke definitely accomplished a lot during his lifetime. He was 52 years old.
FOX announced a reboot of Beverly Hills 90210 the day Luke had his stroke. TMZ pointed out that Luke had agreed to do a couple of guest appearances in it, but he couldn’t commit to more than that due to his “Riverdale” schedule.
Luke’s rep also told TMZ, “The family appreciates the outpouring of support and prayers that have been extended to Luke from around the world. No further details will be released at this time.”
With all of that said, I think we can all agree that this is a very sad day and that Luke will definitely be missed. We’ll let you guys know if anymore updates turn up about this story. Stay tuned.
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