The world has bid farewell to Luke Perry.
The 52-year-old actor passed away on Monday, just days after suffering a stroke at his California home.
Paramedics had been called to the residence on the morning of February 27th and immediately transferred him to a nearby hospital where he received treatment until his death.
The Riverdale star’s passing has come just after Fox ordered a reboot of Beverley Hills, 90210, the series which made him a household name and which he was likely to have a starring role.
“Actor Luke Perry, 52, passed away today after suffering a massive stroke,” read a statement by his publicist. “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.”
The writers of Perry’s current show, Riverdale, paid tribute to the late actor, calling him a joyful and vibrant soul, while his co-star Molly Ringwald said her heart is broken.
90210 star, Ian Zeiring, stated that he would forever bask in the loving memories the pair shared.
Fellow 90210 alum, Christine Elise McCarthy confirmed that he was a truly kind gentleman.
And friend Charlie Sheen exalted his wonderful qualities.
Perry will appear posthumously in Quentin Tarantino’s next film, Once Upon a Time in Hollywood.