Luke Perry Wiki : ‘90210’ and ‘Riverdale’ Star, Dies at 52

Actor Luke Perry, known for roles in “Beverly Hills 90210” and “Riverdale,” died on Monday after suffering a massive stroke on Wednesday. He was 52.

“[Perry] 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,” his rep said in a statement. “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 in Mansfield, Ohio, Perry moved to Los Angeles after high school to pursue acting. His TV career began when he was 16, and the actor cut his teeth acting in soap operas like ABC’s “Loving” and “Another World” on NBC, and doing voice work for animated series such as “The Incredible Hulk” and “Biker Mice From Mars.”

Perry landed the role of Ned Bates on daytime drama Lovingbefore being cast in 1990 as guest star Dylan McKay FOX teen drama Beverly Hills, 90210. Audience response to Perry was so overwhelming that, by the time 90210 swung into its second season, he was not only one of the series' leading characters, but a full-fledged teen idol. Perry left 90210 in 1995 to pursue theatrical films and returned for the last two seasons of the series. From 2017-2019, Perry starred on CW teen drama Riverdale, as the father of Archie, Fred Andrews.
Private life

Mr. Perry sadly passed away on Monday, March 4, 2019, after suffering a stroke the Wednesday before.

„I think he was the most three-dimensional of all the characters. That’s not saying I did anything in particular, it was done on the page”—Perry on Dylan McKay 

Perry's favourite couple on Beverly Hills, 90210 is Brenda and Dylan
Perry originally went in to audition for the role of Steve Sanders, but didn't, as he didn't think he was right for the part, before he was later cast as Dylan.
Graduated high school in 1984 and was voted "Biggest Flirt" by his high school classmates.

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