Beverly Hills 90210 star Luke Perry has died after suffering “massive” stroke last week, Entertainment Tonight reports. He was 52 years old.
In a statement, a rep for Perry confirmed the actor’s death Monday.
“Actor Luke Perry, 52, passed away today after suffering a massive stroke,” the statement reads. “He was surrounded by his children Jack and Sophie, fiancé 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.”
Perry was hospitalized on Feb. 27 after suffering the stroke at his home in California. According to TMZ, he was lucid when paramedics arrived but his condition deteriorated from there. He had been sedated ever since.
The news of Perry’s stroke broke on the same day that FOX announced a reboot for the show. It also comes after fans and co-stars were publicly praying for his recovery.
Entertainment Tonight spoke with Doherty at the Animal Hope and Wellness Foundation’s Compassion Project Gala, where she talked about reaching out to the star since his stroke.
“I can’t talk about it here cause I will literally start crying but I love him and he knows I love him,” she said. “It’s Luke, and he’s my ‘Dylan.'”
Doherty and Perry played love interests Dylan McKay and Brenda Walsh on 90210.