In a statement, his representative confirmed that the actor passed away on Monday, March 4 as a result of the "massive stroke" he suffered the previous Wednesday. Perry was "surrounded by his children Jack and Sophie, fiance 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 pouring of support and prayers that have been extended to Luke from around the world, and respectfully request privacy in this time of great mourning," the statement continued. "No further details will be released at this time."
Tragic news: #LukePerry has died. My thoughts are with his family, loved ones, fans & his work family at @CW_Riverdale. This is so awful.— Elizabeth Wagmeister (@EWagmeister) March 4, 2019
Luke's rep just sent out this statement. RIP. pic.twitter.com/rrSpzR8IiN
Perry, who recently became a central figure on The CW's Riverdale, rose to fame in the 1990s thanks to his teen idol role as Dylan McKay in Beverly Hills, 90210. He was also known for his work in the film version of Buffy the Vampire Slayer and his turns in TV dramas like Oz and Body of Proof.
In a statement obtained by TV Guide, The CW said, "We are deeply saddened to learn today about the passing of Luke Perry. 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. 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."
He recently completed filming on the next Quentin Tarantino movie, Once Upon a Time in Hollywood.
This story has been updated to include a statement from The CW.
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