Luke Perry, best known for his roles on the 90s primetime soap classic Beverly Hills 90210 and The CW's Riverdale, has died. On February 27, Perry was rushed to the hospital after paramedics were called to his home after it was reported someone suffered a stroke.
According to TMZ, Perry was sedated by doctors in order to give his brain a chance to heal from the trauma it suffered, but the damage was too severe. Perry is survived by his mother Ann Bennett, step-father Steve Bennett, brother Tom Perry, sister Amy Coder, children Jack and Sophie, fiance Wendy Madison Bauer, ex-wife Minnie Sharp, who along with other family and friends, were at his side when he died at St. Joseph's Hospital in Burbank.
Perry was born in Mansfield, Ohio and grew up 20 miles away in Fredericktown. Perry starred in a few episodes of the defunct soap opera Another World, but it was his role as brooding bad boy Dylan McKay on Fox's Beverly Hills 90210 that shot him to fame. Perry starred on the series from 1990 to 1995 and then again from 1988 to 2000. After the series wrapped, Perry went on to star in HBO's Oz, Showtime's Jeremiah, and ABC's Body of Proof.
Last week Fox announced summer series, 90210, which brings reunited Jason Priestley, Jennie Garth, Brian Austin Green, Tori Spelling, Ian Ziering, and Gabrielle Carteris. Perry had not signed on to the show as a series regular due to his Riverdale schedule, but was going to appear in a few guest stints.