Actor Luke Perry died Monday, days after having a stroke at his home in Sherman Oaks, his publicist confirmed in a statement.
Perry, who most recently starred as Fred Andrews on The CW's "Riverdale," was best known for his portrayal of Dylan McKay in the hit 90s television series "Beverly Hills 90210." He is survived by two children.
Update 1:25 p.m. EST March 4: Friends took to social media to remember Perry.
Update 1 p.m. EST March 4: Perry's publicist confirmed in a statement released to several outlets Monday that the actor died earlier in the day after "a massive stroke." He was surrounded by family members, including his fiance, his children and hhis ex-wife.
"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," Perry's publicist, Arnold Robinson, said in the statement. "No further details will be released at this time."
Update 12:50 p.m. EST March 4: Perry died Monday morning at St. Joseph's Hospital in Burbank, TMZ reported. He was 52.
Original report: A publicist for Luke Perry said Thursday that the actor was under observation at a California hospital amid reports that he had a stroke one day earlier.
Entertainment news site TMZ reported paramedics were called around 9:40 a.m. Wednesday to respond to Perry's home in Sherman Oaks. A spokesman for the Los Angeles Fire Department confirmed to Us Weekly that paramedics were called to respond to a report of a person having a stroke.
Perry's publicist, Arnold Robinson, told The Associated Press on Thursday that Perry was "currently under observation" at a hospital. He did not elaborate on why Perry had been hospitalized or share details on his condition.
TMZ reported Thursday afternoon that doctors placed Perry in a medically induced coma after he had a "massive" stroke, however, a spokesperson for Perry disputed the account to the website and to The Blast.
The 52-year-old actor is best known for his portrayal of Dylan McKay in the hit 90s television series "Beverly Hill 90210." Fox on Wednesday released a teaser for a revival the series, called just "90210," with a majority of its original cast, although Entertainment Weekly reported Perry was not among the returning actors.
The series won a Golden Globe in 1991 for Best Dramatic Television Series.
Since 2017, Perry has starred as Fred Andrews on The CW's "Riverdale."
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