Luke Perry, best known as Dylan from Beverly Hills, 90210, has died in California at the age of 52, less than a week after suffering a massive stroke.
Luke Perry’s publicist said the actor died surrounded by his family and friends.
The actor rose to fame on Beverly Hills, 90210 and had been starring as Fred Andrews on the CW show Riverdale.
Luke Perry was taken to hospital on February 27 in LA, where he had been shooting scenes for Riverdale at the Warner Bros film lot.
His children, Jack and Sophie, fiancée Wendy Madison Bauer, ex-wife Minnie Sharp, mother Ann Bennett, step-father Steve Bennett, and his siblings, Tom Perry and Amy Coder, were with him when he passed, publicist Arnold Robinson said in a statement.
The statement said: “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.”
The family has not provided additional details at this time.
On February 27, media reported that paramedics had been called to Luke Perry’s home in Sherman Oaks.
Luke Perry, a native of Ohio, was famous for starring in Beverly Hills 90210 from 1990 to 2000. A reboot of the series was also announced on February 27, though it was not clear whether Luke Perry planned to make any guest appearances.
Former 90210 co-star Shannen Doherty – who played Luke Perry’s love interest on the show – told Entertainment Tonight on March 3 in an emotional interview that she had been in touch with him after his stroke.
She said: “I can’t talk about it here ’cause I will literally start crying but I love him and he knows I love him. It’s Luke, and he’s my Dylan.”
Luke Perry also starred in TV show Oz, as well as movies including Buffy the Vampire Slayer, 8 Seconds and The Fifth Element.
Luke Perry’s most recent role was on the hit TV teen drama series Riverdale, based on the Archie comics, where he played the titular character’s father.