“Beverly Hills 90210” star Luke Perry passed away on Monday. The 52-year-old actor suffered a massive stroke.
TMZ reports that Perry passed away at St. Joseph’s Hospital in Burbank on Monday, after he was rushed to the hospital last week following a stroke. First responders arrived to his Sherman Oaks home on Wednesday after a 911 call reporting that the actor was unresponsive.
“We received a 911 call at 9:39 a.m. yesterday. The firefighters and paramedics from our department responded and one ambulance transported to an area hospital,” the Los Angeles Fire Department told Entertainment Tonight on Thursday.
Physicians reportedly tried to sedate Perry in hopes it would help his brain recover from the trauma, but the damages were too severe.
As CrimeOnline previously reported, Perry’s former co-star, Ian Ziering, took to Instagram and asked for prayers for his friend after learning of the stroke.
“No words can express what my heart feels hearing today’s shocking news. Let us all say a prayer for his speedy recovery.”
Actress Shannen Doherty, who starred as Brenda Walsh on the show, also sent out well wishes to the beloved actor, following the news last week.
Perry apparently went to the hospital on the same day FOX announced a six-episode reboot of the show, scheduled to air this summer. Original cast members Jason Priestley, Jennie Garth, Ian Ziering, Gabrielle Carteris, Tori Spelling, and Brian Austin Green were confirmed to return.
The actor starred as heartthrob Dylan McKay on the original “90210” show, which aired for 10 seasons on FOX, from 1990 to 2000. Perry most recently starred as Fred Andrews on the hit show, “Riverdale.”
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