Riverdale’s Luke Perry passes away at 52

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It’s a really sad day today with reports of Riverdale’s Luke Perry passing away at the age of 52. He suffered from a severe heart attack last week and was sent to a hospital. He was never able to recover from the incident.

The actor passed away this morning at St. Joseph’s Hospital in Burbank, according to TMZ. His children Jack and Sophie were present to show support along with his fiance Wendy Madison Bauer, ex-wife Minnie Sharp, mother Ann Bennett, step-father Steve Bennett, brother Terry Perry, sister Amy Coder and other people close to him.

Last Wednesday he suffered a stroke at his home in Sherman Oaks, CA and was sent to the hospital. According to his reps, he was sedated by doctors to allow his brain to recover, but the stroke was too devastating.

Luke Perry was a teen heartthrob in shows like Beverly Hills, 90210, where he played Dylan McKay, which lasted for 10 seasons. He also played Archie Andrews’ father in The CW’s Riverdale and can be seen in Once Upon a Time in Hollywood, an upcoming film from director Quentin Tarantino.


Molly Ringwald (Sixteen Candles, The Breakfast Club) plays Mary Andrews, the mother of Archie and Fred’s ex-wife in Riverdale. She tweeted, “My heart is broken. I will miss you so much Luke Perry. Sending all my love to your family.”

His other Riverdale co-stars have shown their support last week when they found out he was hospitalized. Lili Reinhart, who plays Betty Cooper, shared an image of Luke and herself and hoped for a safe recovery.

Cole Sprouse, who plays Jughead Jones, shared on his Instagram three days ago a photo of Luke with the message, “Love you bud.”

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It was revealed that a 90210 reboot was in the works with many of the cast expected to return. However, Perry didn’t sign on to be a regular since he was busy with Riverdale. It’s reported that he was okay with doing a few episodes as a guest star.

“The family appreciates the outpouring of support and prayers that have been extended to Luke from around the world,” Perry’s rep said. “No further details will be released at this time.”

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