Luke Perry Dies After Suffering A Massive Stroke Last Week

March 4, 2019

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Luke Perry, the man we got to know as Dylan McKay on the 1990s teen drama, Beverly Hills, 90210, has died.  TMZ reports the 52-year old actor passed away Monday, March 4, 2019 after suffering a massive stroke last Wednesday (2/27/19).  Luke Perry most recently playing the role of Frederick "Fred" Andrews, Archie's father, on the CW series Riverdale but rose to a household name nearly 30 years ago as the rebel Dylan McKay, one of a group of friends living in the upscale and star-studded community of Beverly Hills, California. His role landed him a starring role in the 1994 movie, 8 Seconds as Lane Frost.  He also had prominent roles on shows like "Another World," "Oz," "Jeremiah," "Windfall," "John from Cincinnati," and "Body of Proof." Coincidently the same day Fox announced a 90210 re-boot, Perry suffered a massive stroke at his home in Sherman Oaks, California. Perry had not signed on to replay his role as Dylan McKay at the time of the announcement. Fire-Rescue responded to Perry's home Wednesday morning and was transported to the hospital where he was placed in medically-induced coma. According to TMZ, Perry passed away this morning at St. Joseph's Hospital in Burbank, California 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.

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