Luke Perry, star of ‘Beverly Hills, 90210,’ dead at 52

LOS ANGELES — Actor Luke Perry, who starred in "Beverly Hills, 90210" and "Riverdale," has died, according to several reports. He was 52.

TMZ broke the news, reporting Perry died Monday after suffering a massive stroke last Wednesday.

Perry's rep later confirmed his death to ET Online.

"Actor Luke Perry, 52, passed away today after suffering a massive stroke," according to a statement from the rep . "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."

Born and raised in rural Fredericktown, Ohio, Perry was tapped for heartthrob status along with Jason Priestley on “Beverly Hills 90210,” which ran from 1990 to 2000, the Associated Press reports.

Perry suffered a stroke the same day Fox announced "90210" would be revived for six episodes. He was not among the several former cast members set to return to the show.

Perry has had roles in a handful of films, including “The Fifth Element,” ”8 Seconds” and “American Strays.” He appeared in HBO’s prison drama “Oz” and voiced cartoons, including “The Incredible Hulk” and “Mortal Kombat.” In recent years he starred in the series “Ties That Bind” and “Body of Proof.”

His latest role was on the hit TV series "Riverdale." He is also expected to appear posthumously in Quentin Tarantino's film "Once Upon a Time in Hollywood," which is in postproduction with a release date for later this year.

Perry is survived by his daughter and son.

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