Luke Perry Dies at 52 After Suffering 'Massive Stroke'

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There are simply no words to describe the sadness we feel in our hearts. Actor Luke Perry is dead at 52 after suffering a "massive stroke" last week. The news is truly unbelievable and a complete shock to so many who loved him on Beverly Hills, 90210 and the current CW hit Riverdale.

  • People confirms Luke Perry died on Monday after remaining "under observation."

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    "Actor Luke Perry, 52, passed away today after suffering a massive stroke," a statement about Luke Perry's death from his rep reads, People reports.

    "He was surrounded by his children Jack and Sophie, fiancée 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."

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  • News of Luke's death comes after his former 90210 costar, Shannen Doherty, revealed she was "in contact" with him.

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    "I can't talk about it here 'cause I will literally start crying but I love him and he knows I love him," Shannen Doherty confessed to Entertainment Tonight about Luke Perry's stroke. "It's Luke, and he's my Dylan."

  • Luke suffered a "massive stroke" at his home last Thursday.

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    TMZ first reported that Luke Perry suffered a stroke in his home last week, resulting in paramedics rushing him to the hospital. Contrary to speculation, Luke was sedated and not in a medically induced coma, giving many of his fans hope he would pull through.
  • Luke Perry is dead. Yeah ... it's not processing.

    With recent talks about Beverly Hills, 90210 coming back to TV, we can't look at the revival the same -- or Riverdale, for that matter -- knowing a big piece is gone in real life.

    Rest in power, Luke Perry.

    You will definitely be missed.

    (Our prayers are will his family. This is definitely a huge blow ... wow.)

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