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'90210' Star Luke Perry Dies at 52 Following Massive Stroke

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After suffering a massive stroke on Feb. 27, 2019, beloved actor and Hollywood icon Luke Perry passed away Monday at the age of 52.

It was reported by TMZ that the actor, probably most recognized for his teen role in the 90s series “Beverly Hills, 90210” was taken to the hospital last week after being found in his home following the stroke.

According to PEOPLE, Perry had been “under observation” in the hospital for 5 days before he eventually passed away on March 4.

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Throughout his career, Perry played his fair share of different roles. From his L.A. days as Dylan McKay to his more recent “Riverdale” character, Fred Andrews, Perry’s acting years were truly a success.

A statement from the “Riverdale” executive producers was released, according to E! News Online. The producers expressed their deepest sympathies and condolences.

“We are deeply saddened to learn today about the passing of Luke Perry,” the statement says. “A beloved member of the Riverdale, Warner Bros. and CW family, Luke was everything you would hope he would be.”

“An incredibly caring, consummate professional with a giant heart, and a true friend to all,” the statement went on.

“A father figure and mentor to the show’s young cast, Luke was incredibly generous, and he infused the set with love and kindness. Our thoughts are with Luke’s family during this most difficult time.”

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Perry is survived by his two children, 21-year-old Jack and 18-year-old Sophie. His tragic death comes just days after a ‘90210’ reboot was announced.

According to the Hollywood Reporter, the FOX series will feature 6 episodes to include many of the original stars including Jason Priestley and Jennie Garth.

Some of Perry’s colleagues and friends shared their sentiments on social media. “Very few people were as nice as Luke Perry & hardly any stay grounded after they become super famous…” actor Jon Lovitz tweeted.

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“He let my 13-year-old niece visit him on the set of 90210 when it was huge,” Lovitz continued. “She was shy and a giant fan. He couldn’t have nicer to her. My condolences to his family and friends.”

We send our heartfelt condolences as well. This actor, father and friend was clearly loved and will be greatly missed by all who knew him.

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Sarah Carri is an avid reader and social media guru with a passion for truth and life. Her writing has previously been published in print and online by Focus on the Family and other well known media outlets. Her experience in ministry and Disney entertainment gives her a unique perspective on such topics.
Sarah Carri is an avid reader and social media guru with a passion for truth and life. Her writing has previously been published in print and online by Focus on the Family and other well known media outlets. Her experience in ministry and Disney entertainment gives her a unique perspective on such topics.

Sarah's experience as a successful working stay-at-home mom and business owner has given her the chance to write and research often. She stays up to date on the latest in entertainment and offers her views on celebrity stories based on her wide knowledge of the industry. Her success as a former preschool teacher and licensed daycare provider lend to her know-how on topics relating to parenting and childhood education.

Her thoughts on faith and family issues stem from home life and ministry work. Sarah takes time to attend workshops and classes annually that help her to improve and hone her writing craft. She is a graduate of the Institute of Children's Literature program and her writing has been acclaimed by ACFW and ECPA.
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Institute of Children's Literature, Art Institute of Phoenix (Advertising), University of California Irvine (Theater), Snow College (Early Childhood Education)
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