Beverly Hills 90210 star Luke Perry has died after a stroke, aged 52

4 March 2019, 17:54 | Updated: 4 March 2019, 18:06

Luke Perry in 2018
Luke Perry in 2018. Picture: Getty

By Tom Eames

Actor Luke Perry has passed away just days after suffering a massive stroke.

The actor was just 52, and he died on Monday morning (March 4) at St Joseph's Hospital in Burbank, TMZ first reported.

Luke was best known for playing Dylan McKay in the teen show Beverly Hills, 90210 and was recently starring as Archie's father Fred Andrews in teen drama Riverdale.

His representative Arnold Robinson told The Hollywood Reporter: "He 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.

"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."

Luke Perry in the early '90s
Luke Perry in the early '90s. Picture: Getty

Perry's hospitalization last week coincided with the announcement that Fox would be reviving Beverly Hills, 90210, but Perry was not involved in the project.

The actor was also known for roles in movies The Fifth Element and Redemption Road, and he also featured in TV shows Oz, Jeremiah and Body of Proof.

Perry was married to Rachel Minnie Sharp from 1993 to 2003, and they had two children, Jack (born 1997) and Sophie (born 2000). His son, Jack, is now a professional wrestler known by his ring name 'Jungle Boy' Nate Coy.

He became an advocate for testing for colon cancer, after undergoing a colonoscopy in 2015 that revealed precancerous growths.