Truly tragic news for fans of “Beverly Hills 90210” and “Riverdale”: just a few minutes ago was about the death of Luke Perry, who was hospitalized a few days ago with a stroke.
After Perry was hospitalized, sources said that he was in a medical coma, but later his representative denied this information, saying that the actor was under medical supervision. After that, over the course of several days, nothing was known about Luke Perry’s condition — that’s just a few minutes ago his representative officially confirmed that the actor had passed away. Luke spent the last moments of his life surrounded by family and friends — with him were his children, Jack and Sophie, Wendy Madison Bauer, ex-wife Minnie Sharp, mother Ann Bennett, brother Tom Perry and sister Amy Coder. What exactly was the cause of death, representatives of the actor do not disclose and ask, on behalf of the Perry family, to respect the right of relatives of the deceased actor to privacy and personal space.
Recall that at the peak of glory, Luke Perry took off thanks to the Beverly Hills 90210, and recently starred in the role of Fred Andrews in the popular youth series Riverdale. Last Wednesday, the actor was hospitalized in Los Angeles, where he worked for the past few days on the set of new episodes of “Riverdale” at Warner Bros.
Luke Perry grew up in Ohio, and, after graduating from school, he moved to Los Angeles to become an actor. Perry’s television career began when he was 16 — Luke’s first television roles were Endless Love and Underworld; he also voiced cartoons — including Incredible Hulk and Rock Mouse Mice.
In 1990, Perry instantly took off to the heights of glory thanks to the role of the “bad guy” Dylan McKay in the popular youth TV series “Beverly Hills 90210”. The series almost instantly became a cultural phenomenon, and Perry became an idol of teenagers.
In the role of Dylan McKay, Perry appeared in the Beverly Hills 90210 from 1990 to 1995, then left the series for 3 years and returned in 1998 to last until the very end – the last series of the series went on the air in 2000.
Back during the filming of Beverly Hills 90210, Perry appeared in the role of Billy Masterson in the cult fantasy action movie Luke Besson’s The Fifth Element in 1997. Also, the actor regularly appeared on the screen in such serials as “Jeremiah”, “Prison OZ”, “All the best in you.”
Not so long ago, Perry made a successful return to the genre of television drama, having received a permanent role in the youth series “Riverdale” from CW. He played Fred Andrews, the conservative old-fashioned father of one of the main characters of the show, Archie Andrews (KJAp).
Already posthumously, Luke Perry can be seen in the acclaimed Quentino Tarantino painting “Once in Hollywood”. Perry played in the film a real-life person – Canadian-American actor Wayne Monder, who played in the TV series-western “Lansier” from CBS.