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Luke Perry dies at age 52 following severe stroke

The Beverly Hills 90210 and Riverdale actor dies after a 'massive stroke'

Beverly Hills 90210 and Riverdale star Luke Perry has died at age 52, as first reported by TMZ.

The news comes days after he was hospitalized on February 27 after paramedics were dispatched to his California home amid reports he had suffered a massive stroke. He remained in the hospital and passed away on March 4.

“Actor Luke Perry, 52, passed away today after suffering a massive stroke,” Perry’s rep said in a statement. “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.”

Perry was best known for playing Dylan McKay on the hit show Beverly Hills, 90210 from 1990-1995. More recently, he played the role of Fred Andrews on the hit CW show Riverdale. His other roles included Buffy the Vampire Slayer, 8 Seconds and The Fifth Element. 

Talk Nerdy With Us will have more information as it becomes available. 

Written by Stephen Anderson

Stephen Anderson is a journalist, host, social media coordinator, and entertainment reporter. In January 2014, he began working with Reality Box U.K., one of the fastest-growing entertainment websites in Britain. While working overseas, Anderson has covered some of the biggest television shows in both the U.K. and the United States, including “Big Brother,” “The Voice” and “Dancing With The Stars” -- and has connected with TV personalities, public figures

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