‘Beverly Hills, 90210’ and ‘Riverdale’ actor Luke Perry died today morning at St. Joseph’s Hospital, Burbank.
Perry was rushed to the hospital after having a massive stroke at his home, Sherman Oaks, CA last Wednesday. According to TMZ, Perry was talking and responsive when the EMTs arrived but soon his condition started to deteriorate.
The doctors sedated him in a hope that he would recover slowly but the damage from stroke was severe. After fighting for five days, Luke surrendered to death. Luke Perry’s fiance Wendy Madison Bauer, his kids Jack and Sophie, his ex-wife Rachel Minnie Sharp, his parents, siblings and close friends were at the hospital.
This indeed is the huge loss for the television industry. Perry had started his career as Dylan Mckay on TV series, Beverly Hills, 90210. He then rose to fame as Fred, Archie Andrews’ father on hit drama, Riverdale. Luke was known as a very kind-hearted and warm, friendly person.
The whole cast of his series and the celebrities are paying tribute to the Television icon.
Luke Perry… you were a joyful and vibrant soul. You will be missed but most certainly your legacy will be remembered forever. Rest in love and peace, friend. #Riverdale
— Riverdale Writers Room (@RiverdaleWriter) March 4, 2019
Canadian Actor, William Shatner also gave condolences to Luke Perry’s family.
Condolences to the family of Luke Perry. 😞
— William Shatner (@WilliamShatner) March 4, 2019
Mayim Bialik, the Big Bang Theory star also paid her tribute to Luke.
RIP Luke Perry. 💔 pic.twitter.com/g6rR5lqLUG
— Mayim Bialik (@missmayim) March 4, 2019
Actress Molly Ringwald wrote that her heart was broken to know about Luke Perry’s sudden death and sent her condolences to Perry’s family.
My heart is broken. I will miss you so much Luke Perry. Sending all my love to your family. ❤️ #LukePerry
— Molly Ringwald (@MollyRingwald) March 4, 2019
RIP Luke Perry.