It’s the news we were hoping and praying would not be true, but it has happened. And now, the entire nation, and maybe even the world, is in mourning for one of their favorite actors from the 90s all the way up to today.
Luke Perry, 52, star of the beloved ‘Beverly Hills, 90210’ and the current hit, ‘Riverdale’ has died from the inuries he sustained in the massive stroke he suffered last week.
According to TMZ, “Luke passed away Monday morning at St. Joseph's Hospital in Burbank. According to his rep, 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.”
Shortly after we brought you the new that Perry had been rushed to the hospital, we reported that doctors had place3 the star in a medically-induced coma, in the hopes that it would allow his brain to recover. But, sadly, that did not work. The damage was too extensive.
We now are forced to say goodbye to a star who’s taken long before his time.
“Born in Mansfield, Ohio ... Luke had a prolific acting career on TV and in movies -- getting his start in the early '80s -- and became a household name on '90210.' After that, his career exploded. Most recently he's had a starring role as Archie's dad on CW's hit show, ‘Riverdale.’”
Compounding the sadness of the situation, his first show, ‘90210’ had just been picked up for renewal, although Perry had not yet signed on to reprise his role of Dylan McKay.
"A reboot of '90210' was just announced on Wednesday with the bulk of the original cast, but Luke had not signed on to be a regular on the series. We're told he was down to do a few guest spots, but couldn't commit to more than that due to his ‘Riverdale’ schedule."
Luke leaves behind children Jack and Sophie and fiancee Wendy Madison Bauer
Please join us in praying for Luke’s children and the rest of his family as they go through this terribly difficult time.