By Sandra Rose  | 


Actor Luke Perry has died from a brain hemorrhage after he suffered a massive stroke on Feb. 27 at his Los Angeles home, according to The Blast. He was 52.

Perry was awake and alert when emergency responders arrived at his home, but his condition deteriorated before he got to the hospital.

Doctors placed the actor in a medically induced coma to relieve pressure on the brain due to severe bleeding, but the damage was too severe.

Perry was taken off life support on Monday, March 4. He was surrounded by family including his children Jack and Sophie, fiancee Wendy Madison Bauer, ex-wife Minnie Sharp, and his mother Ann Bennett.

<p>The family released a statement thanking fans for

Perry, who starred as Fred Andrews on the CW series Riverdale, rose to fame as the moody teenage rebel Dylan on Beverly Hills, 90210 in the '90s. The role made him a superstar heartthrob who was mobbed by teenage girls everywhere he went.

Perry was forced to stop making public appearances after about a dozen people were injured when a thousand girls rushed a small stage where he was scheduled to appear in 1992.

"I don't like that," Perry told Rolling Stone. "I mean, I could understand if I was [Elvis Presley]."

Riverdale shut down production on Monday as news of Perry's death spread. Celebrities, colleagues and fans remembered the beloved actor on social media.

"My heart is broken. I will miss you so much Luke Perry. Sending all my love to your family," tweeted actress Molly Ringwald who played Perry's wife, Mary Andrews, on Riverdale.

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  • Guest

    RIP Luke.

  • jeniefrumdabloc™

    Severe strokes is hard on the body .. RIH !

  • IyanlaVanzantoftheInterWebs


    This is heartbreaking ?

  • CookieMobster

    Man, my parents wouldn't let me watch that show back in the day, but I sholl thought ole Dylan was fine.

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  • the guest

    What causes a stroke? Why do healthy people all of a sudden have a stroke?

  • PhillyFacts

    I wonder how do you prevent a hemorrhagic stroke; and does stress play a role.

  • jeniefrumdabloc™

    brain hemorrhage

    This happened to my aunt ....... and it took her out here ....... sending love to the family because those kinds of strokes come out of no where ..... and if you do live it's typically vegetable state ....... he is free now ... Much love to his loved ones

  • Daffanyrose

    I am so heartbroken he was my favorite character on 90210 and I still have my Dylan Barbie doll from high school

  • Daffanyrose

    Me too.. I still can’t believe it

  • IyanlaVanzantoftheInterWebs

    A stroke may be caused by a blocked artery (ischemic stroke) or the leaking or bursting of a blood vessel (hemorrhagic stroke). Some people may experience only a temporary disruption of blood flow to the brain (transient ischemic attack, or TIA) that doesn't cause permanent damage..

    Watch for these signs and symptoms if you think you or someone else may be having a stroke. Pay attention to when the signs and symptoms begin. The length of time they have been present can affect your treatment options:

    Trouble with speaking and understanding. You may experience confusion. You may slur your words or have difficulty understanding speech.
    Paralysis or numbness of the face, arm or leg. You may develop sudden numbness, weakness or paralysis in your face, arm or leg. This often happens just on one side of your body. Try to raise both your arms over your head at the same time. If one arm begins to fall, you may be having a stroke. Also, one side of your mouth may droop when you try to smile.
    Trouble with seeing in one or both eyes. You may suddenly have blurred or blackened vision in one or both eyes, or you may see double.
    Headache. A sudden, severe headache, which may be accompanied by vomiting, dizziness or altered consciousness, may indicate you're having a stroke.
    Trouble with walking. You may stumble or experience sudden dizziness, loss of balance or loss of coordination

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  • PhillyFacts

    RIH Auntie????

  • MsPam

    How come, I’m nosy.

  • Ebony Starr

    RIP Luke. Prayers to his friends and family.

  • jeniefrumdabloc™

    can't usually ..... he probably had hypertension .....high cholesterol ...... the blood clots ...... we have it in our family ... father had clot in his heart valve .... the valve was replaced and now he is on blood thinner ... but even with that it can be dangerous because when the blood thins especially if your permanantly on it ..... if you fall.... cut yourself injure etc ... you can bleed out or internally ..... so many could be on blood thinners to keep the blood flow circulating ..... hell you can get a blood clot just sitting on your azz for too long and that can take you out as well .... the goal should be to have good blood circulation .......peanuts good for blood .... also beef liver ..... and changing your diet ......

  • jeniefrumdabloc™

    She doing so good now ..... down here in this world so many illnesses ... where she at now she is free .... thanks for lifting her boo ! <3

  • Soleil Indigo

    You don't ?. It happens when the blood clot burst the blood vessel. Brain aneurysm work similar.

  • oshh16

    Dylan was my dude, the whole reason I watched 90210 at times back in the day. i even liked that rodeo movie he did. Rest in peace Luke.

  • Musiclover

    RIP Luke you will be missed dearly ? Sending much love and prayer to his family.

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  • Kimocha

    This brought tears to my eyes!... I hope he didn't suffer too bad and may he RIP!

  • Alextra Ballard

    I knew when they said it was ‘massive’ wasn’t gone be good

  • PhillyFacts

    Thanks Jen!

  • Applebum

    Awww Rest In Peace, Luke. He was so sexy to me in 90210 the original.

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  • CookieMobster

    Lol, well to start with we could only watch 1 hr of tv a day, we didn't have cable AND this came on during evening hours and with only 1 tv my daddy wasn't having that mess!! I had VERY strict parents. I could only talk on the phone for 10 minutes 2 times a day.... And had chores out the a$$. I don't raise my baby like that though, I turned ALL THE WAY UP (in my fat Joe voice) when i moved out after high school. Brain cells still recovering from that mess!!

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  • jeniefrumdabloc™

    Yeah told my daughter the same and explained it to her ..... which led to a deep discussion about my aunts and my dad ....... usually with strokes they happen back to back ... but in his case a severe one not good .... my dad other sis had several strokes ..... and then one stroke took her vision .... then finally had another and that took her out of here too ...... it's tough .... strokes come back to back ... but hopefully through more knowledge and eating better as a collective we can combat this from happening in the future for people ..... and raise more awareness in preventing these strokes

  • jeniefrumdabloc™

    No Problem ....... <3

  • Ni Ni

    I didn't watch 90210, but remember him being a hearthrob. RIP!

  • R in NYC

    Aww man...I watched him all the time on 90210. Rest in heavenly peace.

  • PhillyFacts

    Nothing like structured parents, kudos to your mom and dad!

  • destini london

    RIP Dylan McKay...had a big crush on him growing up

  • Cie Be

    Rest n' Paradise, Luke Perry! Gone too soon.....My Prayers for comfort to your family & friends.


    Grew up watching Dylan! This is a sad, yet common way to die. I have a cousin who died early last year the same way, she was 36. RIP to Luke. Prayers for his family.

  • Rayne

    Wow wow wow

  • YellowSauce

    We don't stay here forever ... RIP Luke
    Cherish life people ...
    It isn't until its lost that people realize what its worth

  • Yardgirl

    RIP Luke I loved him in 90210 and he was always Dylan to me?

  • pure_rachet

    For me, it came on after my bed time and my parents thought it was “too risqué “

  • Pamela

    I was a freshman in college then and could watch anything I wanted.

  • Pamela

    But you turned out okay right? No lasting trauma or nothing?

  • joel adams

    White people age so hard. Rip. 90210 was my ish

  • dru and neil

    Thanks for the info. I have nerve damage in my right arm/wrist and sometimes it goes numb and I get scared and think, “am I stroking?” But I see there are a lot more signs.

  • Daffanyrose

    I can’t tell you how many times I watched it over the years. Especially in Germany where I lived one time,they only had one station at the time so I would record the shows on my vhs tapes Lol

  • Chicagowise

    52?! 52 times what? I can't believe he's only 2 years older than I am!

    I never watched any of his shows, but I knew who he was, through my siblings. My condolences to his family and friends.

  • Skin Deep Beauty

    He looks rough!! Life is temporary!

  • Nina Ross

    Can we get a medical minute

  • Chicagowise

    Stroke: the silent killer.

  • RealATLPeach36

    I knew it... I hate this. I said watch he’s not going to make it

  • HoneyHitchcock

    Such sad news. RIP Luke

  • IamAllnatural

    Dylan was my 1st white crush, he was so cool and sexy. If I had a son I wanted to name him Dylan. RIP Luke!

  • RealATLPeach36

    My first white crush was Robert I robert De’Niro guess I’ve akwa had a thing for old-men ?????

  • wonderwoman

    So sad, RIP. Love me some Dylan??????

  • leapyearpisces

    Me too because there is only 2 types of strokes, ones that kill you, and ones that don't. There is no in between. I, like you, knew that when they said "massive", he was outta here. RIP. :-(

  • NewNew

    Mine was Al Pacino. I never thought he could get too old to be sexy, and then one day he did ?. No one has replaced him yet. I think those days may be done for me.

  • NewNew

    Brain aneurysm is my biggest medical fear. Seems like it can happen to anyone at any time. We know not the day nor the hour. Rest in peace to your aunt.

  • jeniefrumdabloc™

    Thanks bew <3

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  • NewNew

    You're right. Fear not.

  • dontgetblocked

    Life is short. Who would have imagined this. RIH

  • jeniefrumdabloc™

    Exactly ...... just trust your body ..... when you feel something ain't right .... that's your signal ..... much love <3

  • Dahl

    So sad to hear...

  • missmiami305

    Damn. He was young. They were gearing up to reboot 90210. RIP.

  • Logan Roberts

    This death hit pretty hard. Luke and Jason Priestley were my childhood crushes. Life is too short. RIP Luke Perry ?

  • MsPam

    Oh okay! Back then parents were strict, in some way it was probably good.

  • Missy

    Mine was Richard Gere.

  • Soda

    I think I had a secret crush that even I didn't know about. My cousin used to make bootleg DVDs and asked me for a list of movies I wanted. I chose about five, including one of my favorites, Fatal Attraction, then noticed all the rest also starred Michael Douglas!

  • MNjumpoffacliff

    This hurt as this was my teenage crush. Rest in peace. I loved me some Dylan McKay

  • currvalicious

    I love this man. So cool. Reminds me of James Dean, that low key, never sweat a thing vibe. This was such a shock, may he forever rest in peace. You never know the day or the hour.

  • Faithz

    Rip In peace you Handsome Hunk.

  • Faithz

    Gone so soon.

  • Faux Gibbler

    Luke was a good man. And a fine azz white man. Too young to die. Never take today for granted.

  • JazzyBossyJen

    Liked his roles throughout his career..

  • rockstar2142

    Mine was Jon b. My mom had the cool relax album I saw that cover and was in love.

  • Raquelle Dellaghetto

    I hope he got to see his children before his coma. So sad. He was so loving and fatherly on Riverdale ?

  • Jussjess25

    Awww rip ??

  • SMDH x2

    Mine was Andy Garcia

  • interestingconcept1

    DAMN. Ugh. There is no telling when our time is up. Sad as hell.

  • gail jones

    He was good-looking. I've got to give him that.

  • gail jones

    So true

  • gail jones

    Glad to know that I'm not overreacting. Been kinda down today.

  • gail jones

    He still ain't bad.

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  • Shira Harding-James

    Fatal attraction was crazy OMG!

  • Ep from Hp

    damn rip 90210 was the shit in high school

  • 11pink123

    He said he could see if he was Elvis Presley?. what???????

    He was way finer than Elvis Presley.. He was a special kind of fine. The cutest white boy on TV.

  • Ms. Cree

    Dylan was my first WB crush!! #90210

  • cristalle1

    Rest in heaven Luke. He was one of my fave 90210 characters. I wish his family all the best at this time, he seems like he was really good person in real life. Nothing is promised..

  • Tahj

    Wow this hit home. 90210 was a cool show. I think I got hooked on that and saved by the bell. RIP

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  • Candance

    I believe he suffered from the same stroke my husband suffered. Fortunately my husband survived by the grace of God. God Bless his Family!

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